Folder where E-Mail (Thunderbird) stored in Ubuntu

Asked by Peter AB on 2010-03-21

I have a log in problem and am having to use a live disc to get this machine to work.
I have a lot of unanswered e-mail in Thunderbird, but cannot get to it. Where will I find it stored please?

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~/.mozilla/thunderbird

If you are accessing the internal partitions from the liveCD then mount the partition and create a symlink from ~/.mozilla to the .mozilla folder in your home drive on the internal partition, you can then alos use your firefox settings if you use (crappy) firefox.

Peter AB (pab-netspace) said : #2

TQ, but I have never used Terminal? so have no idea how to do that :-(

Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #3

Here is a simple explanation on that:

~ (Tilde sign) represents your home directory
.mozilla = Hidden (as specified by the dot before the folder name) folder for Thunderbird's mozilla

You can open it without using the Terminal by pressing Ctrl+H key while you're inside your home folder.

HTH

Peter AB (pab-netspace) said : #4

TQ Ian,
Got to the home folder and there were two folders viz: .Mozila
and .Mozila-thunderbird.
Both are NOT available to be (have a x n them, and the permissions is
only for an unknown owner (group 1000 user #1000)
Who this is I have no idea as this machine is a one person machine!! and
it is NOT me!!

Any further help?

Peter.

On Sun, 2010-03-21 at 05:46 +0000, Ian Ace A. Culallad wrote:
> Your question #105047 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/105047
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Ian Ace A. Culallad proposed the following answer:
> Here is a simple explanation on that:
>
> ~ (Tilde sign) represents your home directory
> .mozilla = Hidden (as specified by the dot before the folder name) folder for Thunderbird's mozilla
>
> You can open it without using the Terminal by pressing Ctrl+H key while
> you're inside your home folder.
>
> HTH
>

Copy them off as root

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