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Move SeaMonkey Profile to a Different Computer post explains in a simple guide how to move your profile from one computer to a different computer.

Last Updated: September 19, 2020

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

There are many times that you probably wanted to know how to move SeaMonkey profile from one computer to another computer even if it has a different operating system.

I will show you with a very simple process how to achieve this. Follow all the instructions here and you won’t go wrong.

What You Need:

  • External USB stick with plenty of space. (Memory sticks are very cheap nowadays)
  • Download and install SeaMonkey.

Move SeaMonkey Profile Different Computer Steps

SeaMonkey Profile Location:

Important: Create a backup before you begin.

Step 1 ) Make sure you close your SeaMonkey application before you begin.

Step 2 ) Locate where the profile folder is. The path for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 is.

Note: The following link https://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/profiles#location has more information.

Windows Profile Path:

  • c:/Users/user-name/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/SeaMonkey/Profiles

The following image Windows 7.1 shows you how to change the view hidden files and folder options. Click on Organize -> Folder and search options.

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Step 3 ) The following image Windows 10 shows you how to change the view hidden files and folder options. Click on View -> Options.

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Step 4 ) In the following image click on View tab and select Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

Note: This step is similar in Windows 7.1, 8.1 and 10.

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Step 5 ) Copy the profile folder to your external USB stick.

Step 6 ) Turn on your other computer and install SeaMonkey.

Step 7 ) Locate again the profile folder in the destination computer. This is the same path as mentioned above in Step 2 ). (This is where you will be copying the profile files from your USB stick)

Step 8 ) Start the Profile Manager. A window similar to the one shown will open.

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Step 9 ) Click on Manage Profile button.

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Step 10 ) Next click on Create Profile button. Then click on Next button.

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Step 11 ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

  • Enter new profile name
  • Choose folder (Remember from above this folder was copied from one computer to the new computer)
  • Click on Finish button

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If you followed all the steps above and everything went smoothly. When you open SeaMonkey in your new computer you should see all your email accounts added without a problem.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest.

Enjoy

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