Change location of where Thunderbird finds the addressbook?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by spinnaker, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    I just upgraded to Windows 7. On Windows XP, I changed the default location for where Thunderbird finds the Addressbook to my D: drive.

    I can see the old D drive in Windows 7 and I can see the Addressbook file but I need to point Thunderbird to it.

    I know I have done it before but I am at a lose of how to do it now. Anyone know?
  2. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    Figured in out. You need to change the path setting in profiles.ini under %AppData%.
  3. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    Sorry, didn't see this thread.

    Tools | Options | Config Editor | Say I promise to be careful.

    Scroll down the list to mail.root entries and change the paths if you know they exist.
  4. zinzolin

    New Member

    Sep 12, 2012
    If you want to change the location (path) of your address book, you can use symbolic links to do so. Built-in and easy to do in Linux, you need a extra tool to do this on Windows (XP/Vista/7).

    The program Link Shell Extension do this well and easily.

    In my case, I have my address book located in DropBox and I replaced by a symbolic link the abook.mab file in %appdata% > Thunderbird > Profiles > "profile name"