Windows 7 restore address book for Mozilla Thunderbird from previous profile

Posted by Ben Johnson on 9 November 2012 | 2 Comments


On windows 7:

  • Open the address book from the backup eg: R:backup123\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles
  • Select the profile eg: 6sdgakb6.default
  • Find file: abook.mab
  • Select Start menu.
  • Type: %appdata%
  • Open: Thunderbird\Profiles
  • Select the profile eg: 6sdgadf6.default
  • Replace file: abook.mab

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    Posted by , 24/08/2015 10:11pm (6 days ago)

  • Thanks, after much head scratching a simple solution.

    Posted by Graham, 16/09/2014 1:30pm (12 months ago)

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