[olug] Saving email messages, bookmark files and addressbook entries

neal rauhauser neal at lists.rauhauser.net
Sat Apr 8 17:15:47 UTC 2006

cd ~
find . > find.txt

  Then examine find.txt and you'll see where various things are located. 
You can make a tar file of your home directory as a first step. If this 
stuff is important to you I'd strongly suggest a new distro going on a 
new drive and keeping your old stuff live - I've faced some challenges 
in moving mail from various programs over the years ...

Joe Gulizia wrote:
> I'm planning on switching distro's but want to save my
> email messages, web bookmarks, edresses, and some
> documents first.  Where do I find these files?  Using
> Thunderbird for email and primarily Firefox for web
> browsing.
> Mainly my current OS doesn't like external USB hard
> drives (global permissions can't be set). The floppy
> drive can't be accessed (not found or not mounted)I
> can't get any media player to play the .mp4 video
> files I need to check, either.
> Thank you
> Joe Gulizia
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