I've been provided with a number of .sbd directories and their contents and told to import them into Thunderbird - however, the procedure does absolutely nothing. How do I do it?
Here's what I was told to do:
1) Click Start > Run...
(2) Typewrite: %AppData% and press Enter...
(3) A window will open. Inside the opened window, click to open the following folders:
iii. xxxxxxxx.default (the name may differ for the first characters)...
v. Local Folders...
(4) Copy in Local Folders the file and the folder I sent you
(5) Open Thunderbird and you will see the new mailbox on the left in local folders...
However, opening Thunderbird, I don't see the new mailbox. I note that in the Thunderbird mail directories that do exist, I don't see any .sbd files or the like, either.
EMPLOYEEI’m confident0Hi Alex:
You need to import the mailbox (eg. myfunmailbox1, myfunmailbox2, etc) files inside the .sbd directory NOT the .sbd directory itself.
Here's a very helpful set of instructions from Mozillazine at: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_f...
1. Select either the Local Folders directory or the POP account you want to import the folder into, in Thunderbird.
2.Tools -> Import/Export in mbox/eml format -> import mbox file
3. Browse to the mbox file and press the Open button.
4. Thunderbird will import that folder. It may add a suffix to make the folder name unique. For example, when I imported "inbox." into Local Folders it created a inbox679 folder.
5. Repeat as needed. Note that you can import multiple folders in one step by holding down the Control key while clicking on them in Tools -> Import/Export -> import mbox file.
I imported (copy/paste) the mailfolders directly in the directory ''local mail'' and for most folders it worked. However, not for all.
Using the import wizard didnt work. I didnt any option to choose from that was valid. When choosing ''all clients'', the wizard just didnt show any option to move forward.