How to Export Thunderbird Local Folders to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 ?

Convert Your Data, Move Data, April 20, 2019

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If you are a Mozilla Thunderbird user and looking for an expert solution to migrate Thunderbird local folders to Outlook PST, Google Mail and IMAP Server then read this complete blog post. In this blog post, BitRecover Software team is going to simplify the technique to find Thunderbird local folders from Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, etc. as well as Thunderbird folders migration.

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Table of Content

  1. How to find Thunderbird local folders location ?
  2. Thunderbird local folders not showing or missing
  3. Where are Thunderbird local folders stored ?
  4. How to backup Thunderbird local folders ?
  5. How to import Thunderbird local folders to Outlook ?
  6. Moving Thunderbird folders to Gmail
  7. How to transfer Thunderbird local folders to IMAP Server ?

Find Thunderbird Local Folders Location

BitRecover experts have found out the various techniques to search Thunderbird local folders location. You can use any technique to get Thunderbird local folders.sbd file from Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, etc. computers.

Technique 1 – Search Mozilla Thunderbird Local Folders

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, etc. users can click on the Start button.

start search

  • In the start search bar, type %APPDATA% and press the Enter button.
  • Open Thunderbird folder and after that open Profiles folder.
  • Open Mail folder, now you can see Local Folders with data.

Technique 2 – Go to Thunderbird Local Folders Location Directly

C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\<Profile name>\Mail\Local Folders\

In local folders, you can see .msf files which are also known as Mail Summary Files.

thunderbird local folders location

Technique 3 – Use Mozilla Thunderbird Menu to Preview Local Folders

  • Start Thunderbird email client and choose Help option from the menu.
  • After that select Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Choose Show Folder option from local drive and browse Local Folders easily.

Show Folder

Technique 4 – Use Account Setting Option to Browse Local Folders

  • Run Mozilla Thunderbird email client and select Tools >> Account Settings option.

Account Settings

  • Choose Server Settings option and from Local directory, press Browse button.

Server Settings

  • Open Mail folder to get Thunderbird local folders data easily.

Thunderbird Local Folders Not Showing

If your Thunderbird local folders missing, then you can follow a few simple steps to preview Thunderbird local folders. The reason for this problem is that AppData folder is a hidden folder and Thunderbird Local Folders is a sub-folder.

  • Open Control Panel of your Windows Machine and choose File Explorer Options to customize the display of file and folders.

Control Panel

  • From File Explorer Options, choose View option and after that choose Show hidden files, folders, drives and press Ok button as shown in the screenshot.

View option

Where are Thunderbird Local Folders Stored ?

By default, Mozilla Thunderbird uses the following destination path for storing the local folders.

C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\<Profile name>\Mail\Local Folders\

But if someone has changed the default storage location then local folders will be stored the destination path in the Mail folder.

where are thunderbird local folders stored

How to Backup Thunderbird Local Folders ?

If users want to backup Thunderbird local folders.sbd or .msf (default) formats then they can copy local folders from the storage location and paste them according to the need.

If users want to backup Thunderbird folders in multiple formats then they can download Thunderbird Backup Software.

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Above mentioned software is a well suitable utility to backup Thunderbird local folders in multiple formats such as PST, MSG, EML, EMLX, MBOX, HTML, MHT, XPS, DOC, CSV, PDF, Windows Live Mail, Lotus Notes, Zimbra, Maildir, Thunderbird, Outlook for Mac, Office 365, Outlook.com, Exchange Server, Gmail, G Suite, Yahoo, IMAP, etc. Users can choose any file format, email service, email client to move Thunderbird local folders. The tool preserves all important information during the email backup process.

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How to Migrate Thunderbird Local Folders to Outlook 2016, 2019?

The tool has an isolated option to transfer Thunderbird local folders to Outlook. This application is fully loaded with various advanced features and it provides the fastest conversion speed during completing the task.  Just follow these simple steps to move Thunderbird local folders to MS Outlook.

  • Run the tool, it is capable to load Thunderbird local folders automatically from the default storage location.
  • Select Mozilla Thunderbird local folders and PST as saving format from the software interface.

Thunderbird local folders to PST

  • Choose the destination path and press Next button to migrate Thunderbird local folders to PST (Personal Storage Table) format.
  • After completion of the task, run the Microsoft Outlook email client and choose the Open Outlook Data File option. Select resultant PST file from your Windows PC and import it to Outlook.

Open Outlook Data File

Moving Thunderbird Local Folder to Gmail

If you are looking for a solution for moving Thunderbird local folders to Gmail (Google Mail) account, then it is a no1 software. This application asks only Gmail account login details for completing the task. It is a fully automatic method to get Mozilla Thunderbird local folders in Gmail account.

  • Run this utility, it is capable to load Mozilla Thunderbird local folders automatically in the software interface.
  • Choose local folders from software panel and press the Next button to continue.
  • Select Gmail as saving format, fill account credentials and press the Next button to start the migration process.

Thunderbird local folders.sbd

How to Move Thunderbird local folders to IMAP Server ?

  • Just follow given steps for transferring Thunderbird local folders to IMAP Server.
  • Start the mentioned software and add Thunderbird local folders in the software panel.
  • Check or uncheck Thunderbird local folders and choose IMAP as saving format.

Thunderbird local folders to IMAP

  • Enter the IMAP email address, password, IMAP Host Name, and IMAP Port Number. Press the Next button to start the migration process.
  • At last login to your IMAP Server account to get local folders in IMAP Server.

Final Words

After reading this blog post, anyone can easily find Thunderbird local folders from Windows computers using different techniques. It is a great technique to migrate Thunderbird local folders to Outlook along with all important items and components. The recommended software is compatible with all latest as well as previous Thunderbird editions and it comes with free demo edition so that our respective clients can evaluate it before purchasing the license keys.

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