As we know the users of Thunderbird need to take the backup of its data for various purposes. Usually, the main reason to take backup Thunderbird emails to external hard drive is to face any data loss situation.
If by chance your machine gets damaged then the user can’t access their Thunderbird emails. So if you took the backup Thunderbird emails then you easily recover the data again.
Hence let’s learn the ways to backup Thunderbird emails with the help of the DIY method listed below.
Ways to take backup Thunderbird Emails
Unfortunately, Thunderbird doesn’t provide any utility for taking the backup of emails. That’s why I decided to provide the 2 most useful ways to complete this task.
Solution No. 1- Taking Thunderbird Profile Backup
The best way you can backup Thunderbird Emails to external hard drive is by creating a new profile of Thunderbird with its older profile data. Thunderbird profile contains all the account details such as emails, settings others.
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And a time when the user takes the backup of Thunderbird profile all content of users profile folders get copied. And last you just need to choose the location to save the backup on a specific location. Let’s get it through the steps:-
- Start the Thunderbird program and visit the Display the Thunderbird Menu located at right side of the starting screen.
- Now select help then Troubleshooting Information (to open the troubleshoot window).
- In next screen you will see an option Open folder click on it.
- It will take you to directory of user Thunderbird profile.
- Here you need to copy the profile folder of user and then paste it on a safe location.
There is no restriction that you need to paste this copied folder into computer storage you can paste it into the hard drive also.
Solution No. 2- Backup Mozilla Thunderbird Emails using the Tool
Before this, we learned the way to backup Thunderbird emails to External hard drive using the automated method. But if you are really concerned about your Thunderbird emails and other data items you should use the professional automated tool.
Hence here we like to recommend you to use the SysInspire MBOX to PST Converter for safe and quicker results. With this utility, you can convert thunderbird MBOX file data into a new PST file. You can take this PST file as backup data of your Thunderbird emails.
If you like to take the backup in another format you can do this with this automated tool. It supports converting MBOX files into NSF, EML, MSG, HTML, etc.
If you are still in a doubt about using this tool no worries. Here we provided the demo version of it. Which supports the conversion of 25 items of MBOX file with maintaining data structure.
If you are really looking for a way to quickly take backup of Thunderbird emails then the best choice is to use the SysInspire MBOX Converter. And in this article here we described the manual method also if you have extra time and less amount of data for taking the backup. I hope you find this blog post beneficial.