How to Backup Thunderbird Emails to External Hard Drive?

Many users are searching for backup Thunderbird emails to External Drive. But effective solution could not be found to do same. Export Thunderbird emails to external drive is to protect your valuable personal data from unnecessary deletion, corruption and system failure. In this scenario, if you created a backup for your Thunderbird emails in an external drive or any other storage drive. You can easily access them in your new operating system.

User Query

“My wife’s Window7 pc “C” drive has errors on it and I need to replace the drive. I have already created a Windows image back up. My wife uses her pc for home office and has to be able to save her emails and contacts. How can I back up Thunderbird emails to external hard drive, using an up-to-date version of Windows 10 on a Dell computer?”

In this blog, I will discuss two methods manual (free trick) and professional to Backup Thunderbird emails to External Hard Drive. Yes, you can easily transfer Thunderbird emails to external hard drive or local drive. Let’s begin…

Steps to Export Thunderbird Emails to External Hard Drive – Free Way

Step 1. Run Thunderbird in your system and click bar icon at the right side. Select add-ons option from the list.

Step 2. New Window will pop up. Click on Up & Coming option.

Step 3. Now, search for import / export plugin. Once you download it and install it. Restart Mozilla Thunderbird after installation.

Step 4. Go to your mailbox, right-click on all mail and select the Export folder from the menu.

Step 5. Select the folder (external hard drive) where you want to export thunderbird emails.

Step 6. Open the desired folder where all emails have exported. Now right-click on file and add extension as .mbox.

Finished!! The email is saved as a .mbox file of Mozilla Thunderbird. It will contain all your personal messages in an organized way.

Limitation

  • Time-consuming process
  • Hard to understand the process by non-technical users.
  • Risk of data loss
  • Unauthorized plugin
  • Only MBOX saving option available

Professional way to Export Thunderbird emails to External Hard Drive

Tool4Mail Thunderbird Backup software proves to be one of the best utilities to take backup Thunderbird emails to external hard drive without making any changes in its original content. The process of this tool is very easy and simplified to export Thunderbird emails to external hard drive or any other storage drive (memory card, pen drive, flash drive, etc.).

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Steps to Backup Thunderbird Emails to External Hard Drive are as follows;

Step 1. Run MBOX to PST Converter in your system>>click add files and select MBOX fiels>>choose files or folders.

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Step 2. click on export button and select PST as file type from given option.

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Step 3. Browse desire location (External drive) and click on the “Export” button.

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Done!! Now, the software Thunderbird Backup automatically backup Thunderbird emails to external drive without any data loss.

Useful Key Features of Tool4Mail Export Thunderbird to External Hard Drive Tool

  • Backup multiple Thunderbird emails to external hard drive
  • No internet connection required
  • Available multiple file formats
  • Maintain folder hierarchy
  • Compatible with all version of Windows including 10

Final Word

In the blog above, we have discussed both manual as well as commercial methods to backup Thunderbird emails to external hard drive. I personally found Tool4Mail Thunderbird Backup tool is the best utility to export Thunderbird emails to external hard drive or any other storage drive. The manual method has some drawbacks. In addition, the software provides a free trial version to understand the functionality of the tool. So, download and try it out.

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