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Thunderbird & Gmail: Missing Folders

  • In Thunderbird, go to Tools – > Account Settings
  • Click on Server Settings and scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Under “Local Directory:”, click Browse
  • Find any missing folder on your hard drive with an *.sbd extension and click “Open”
  • Click OK
  • Thunderbird will need to restart (“Server Settings: Thunderbird needs to restart now to apply the change to the Local directory settings”).  Once it restarts, Thunderbird should add in your Lionmail folder

Thunderbird: Import/Export Tools

Thunderbird: Profile Folder

  • http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Thunderbird
  • “Thunderbird stores all personal data such as messages, address books and configuration settings in an OS folder called the profile. “
  • C:Documents and Settings<Windows user name>Application DataThunderbirdProfiles<Profile name>


  • Profile manager for import: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager
  • Mac: run from Terminal: /Applications/Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/thunderbird-bin -profilemanager
  • Windows: run from command prompt: “C:Program FilesMozilla Thunderbirdthunderbird.exe” -P