Desperate! lost all emails

Hi, can someone please help me. I made a new configuration on my laptop after various problems and when I put everything back on the laptop computer including thunderbird all my email disappeared. I put up as a POP3 mailbox. I have not deleted my mail and I'm desperate to get it back on the server there are two years worth of important emails. I tried various things, but cannot find them. I wasn't expecting that windows would have left a set of old files from my original installation, but I can't find that either. I had hoped that all my old mails were originally TB program somewhere.

Any help greatly accepted.


You said that you "made a new configuration on my laptop. Does this mean that you started from scratch, or just reloaded Thunderbird?

If you don't recharge your Windows system, there is a possibility that you have more than one profile of Thunderbird. Look at and then look in the same directory using File Explorer to see if there is another * file *.default.

If so, see to switch to the other profile.

In addition, if your email provider has to a webmail (such as interface, look there to see if your email is always there.

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