%appdata% on Failed Drive | Move Thunderbird Profile to New Drive


  1. Posts : 280
    windows 10
       #1

    %appdata% on Failed Drive | Move Thunderbird Profile to New Drive


    I have found some discussions on this but none are very clear.

    It seems that the only way to access a profile on the old drive is through %appdata% from the Run menu.

    The run then %appdata% works on my current machine.

    But I have not been able to figure out how to search for %appdata%
    in the old drive from the new drive.

    Maybe there is some way to do this from the command line?

    Any tips for making the transfers?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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  2. Posts : 853
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19043.1706
       #2

    Why not just use File Explorer? should be C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\AppData\Local\Thunderbird xxxxxxxx being your Windows username

    AppData is a hidden folder so if you show hidden folders you can find it. Substitute the drive letter the old drive is using for C
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  3. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #3

    %appdata% is just an enviroment variable that the system uses as a shortcut to C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\AppData\Roaming

    xxxxxxxx is your user account. If you open a Command Prompt and enter echo %appdata% you would see something like this (what shows on my PC).

    C:\Users\ztruk>echo %appdata%
    C:\Users\ztruk\AppData\Roaming

    so as clam1952 said, show hidden files and folders then you can browse for it on the old drive. The difference being the drive letter will not be C:, it will be what ever letter the system has assigned to that drive/partition.
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