Thunderbird is a very popular email client all over the world and most of users used this application to receive and send email for electronic communication. The thunderbird email client manages more than email account  at the same time because it handles unlimited number of email setup and functions properly. The newer version of Thunderbird comes with Calendar functions where user can easy to manage their events in calendars.

How Thunderbird Email Client manage email folders and other folders

Thunderbird email client manage configured account data in safe place and its location may differ in different windows OS versions-

Locate MBOX file on Windows Platform-

For Windows 2000 & XP Users- Take the below steps carefully and locate MBOX file-

  • Click on “Start” menu and select “Run” option OR you can press the shortcut – “Window Key + R”
  • Type the command “%appdata%” and press the enter key.
  • File explorer opens up. Now search and select the folder “Thunderbird” and open it.
  • Look for the folder named as “Profile” and open it.
  • Now select the thunderbird profile folder which has the trailing word. default which provides the location of MBOX file.

The complete path looks – c:\Documents and Settings\ [user name] \Application data\Thunderbird\Profiles\[name].default\Mail\Local folders.

For Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 Users

The complete path of storage location looks below-

  • C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\<Profile name>\

Looking to Change Thunderbird to MS Outlook uses

Do you looking to change email client application from Thunderbird to Outlook? Then you have 2 options to easily switch from Thunderbird email client to MS Outlook and these Ares-

Method-1:  Export Thunderbird MBOX to PST

Method-2: Export Thunderbird EML to MSG

Both the above techniques easily switched you and produces MS Outlook compatible file PST and MSG.

Method-1:  Export Thunderbird MBOX to PST

To do the conversion, you must collect the MBOX file first as mentioned the above steps to get it. After that download most recommended software MBOX to PST Converter Software and install on any version of Windows computer.

After installation, open the software and follow these steps-

  1. Select MBOX file by clicking on browse button.
  2. Select the conversion format (as you see conversion formats like PST, EML, MSG, EMLX, MBOX, and HTML)
  3. Select the file saving location and click on “Convert” button

The tool starts the conversion processes and finally gives the output as PST files. The converted PST file is automatically being in UNICODE format which helps to open by any version of MS Outlook.

Method-2: Export Thunderbird EML to MSG

To do this task complete, I would like to recommend eSoftTools EML to MSG Conversion Software and easily export Thunderbird EML files to MSG file without missing any data. This conversion tool extracts every element of EML files including EML header details (To, Cc, Bcc, Subject, and Date & Time), EML attachments, Inline Images, Inline URL’s and all other objects and convert the same into MSG file. This software also maintains the folder structure as they are available in your drive.

Steps to collect EML files from Thunderbird

This is very pretty easy to get EML files from Mozilla Thunderbird email client. The easiest way is drag-n-drop; Take these steps and collect EML files-

  • Open Thunderbird email client
  • Select the folder which you want to drag email message for conversion into MSG file.
  • Thunderbird shows all the email messages from selected folder in Right Panel of window.
  • Click Ctrl + A to select all the email message and drag to any folders


Use eSoftTools EML to MSG Converter Tool

Once collect EML files from Thunderbird, Now is the time to export EML to MSG file with advance EML to MSG tool. Follow these steps and export entire list of EML files to MSG.

Step 1) Download eSoftTools EML to MSG tool from-

Step 2) Install the software and open it.

Step 3) Click on Browse button and select EML folder.

Step 4) Check the preview of EML file within software and click on “Convert” button to jump on conversion wizard.

Step 5) Choose the saving location and click on “Convert” button to start the conversion from EML to MSG file.

Once you got the converted MSG files, you can import it into MS Outlook by drag-n-drop method.

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