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How To Save Your Emails To a Local Hard Drive

There are several reasons why you might want to save your emails to your hard drive, including recovering from sudden data loss. Backing up emails to an external hard drive ensures that you always have access to them, even if your account is attacked by a hacker.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to back up email messages from the best email clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

What is an email client?

An email client is a program that allows users to compose, receive, send, access and manage email messages from multiple accounts in one place.

Users typically create folders and shortcuts to organize emails so that they can be searched for by details such as time, subject, sender, and content.

How to save Thunderbird emails to an external hard drive

Thunderbird Email is a free application that’s easy to set up and easy to configure for Windows, Mac and Linux.

It stores all of your settings, messages, folders and other information in a separate file than Thunderbird program files. This file is called your profile directory You need to use it to back up your email.

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Find your complete Mozilla Thunderbird profile

Make sure Thunderbird is not running and open the profile directory. Where to find it depends on the operating system you are using. Below, we’ll show you how to find your profile on Windows, Mac and Linux.

On Windows

Find Thunderbird Profile on Mac

Using Linux

Copy, save or back up a Thunderbird profile

Highlight all files and folders in your Thunderbird profile. Now you can copy your email data to your external hard drive to create a backup. It is a good idea, especially for very large email profiles, to compress folders and files into a zip file. The ZIP file is compressed and takes up much less space.

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