Moving Thunderbird and Firefox profile to another directory on windows

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Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird store there user data (call profile) in a directory like C:\Users\ Benjamin\ AppData\ Roaming\ Thunderbird\ Profiles\8wdolvkx.default on the hard disk your windows is installed. But many users want to move this directory to another location (e.g. to another disk to all your data).

In the profiles all bookmarks, the browser history, passwords and emails are stored.

With starting the Thunderbird (or Firefox) executable from the command line with the parameter –p a profile manager will be open. Here you can create a new profile in a new directory anywhere on your computer. After creating a new profile you can easily copy all files from the old profile location to the new one and delete the old profile (with the profile manager).

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