||12-08-2008 08:36 PM
Now a word to the wise, when I do a back-up or clean install I always let Thunderbird do it's thing and enter all the info as it was before. After verifying that every thing works then go ahead and rename the new file in the above directory to abc or whatever and copy your backup into the same folder making sure it has the same name as the one you just renamed.
Caution! any emails that come in or is sent while testing will be lost once you move the files and rename them.
Just had a thought, it has been years since I've install Thunderbird and there was no utility for doing so, I just searched and found one - I have not read it nor used it but it maybe something to look into.