Thunderbird MSF File Viewer
Know the Unknowns of Thunderbird MSF Files
Where is my Thunderbird Emails?
I installed the latest Thunderbird 38.4.0 on my new computer. Old Thunderbird MSF files were then moved from the Thunderbird folder and placed into the new Thunderbird 38.4.0 store folder. I have configured my account using IMAP.
Problem with Thunderbird Emails
What is MSF File in Thunderbird and What Does It Hold?
The Thunderbird stores user data (Email) in two parts. The first one is an MBOX file (without extension), which is a standard format of Mozilla Thunderbird client to store Email content. The second is an MSF file, which is also known as a Mail Summary file with .msf file extension. This is the index file of Mozilla Thunderbird, which contains only headers and summary of Emails. Thunderbird view MSF File (only index) to locate the emails stored in .mbox
Other sub-containers like Draft, Sent, Trash, and may be stored within .sbd directory. In this folder, you can find the pair of each container like Trash.msf & Trash, Draft.msf & Draft etc.
How to View MSF File?
Where are My Emails Stored in Mozilla Thunderbird
In Thunderbird 38.4.0, the location of a MBOX file is:
Here you will find the INBOX file, which is the MBOX file of configured account. Now, you need to copy this Inbox file and place it to a different location on your PC, then Rename it as Inbox.mbox. Since .msf does not hold any email you cannot view msf file, but you can read emails through below methods.
Steps to View Actual Thunderbird Emails
First Download & Launch Thunderbird Import Wizard
Choose from two different Options "Add File or Add Folder" option.
- Add Files To add Multiple files selectively
- Add Folder To add bulk MBOX Files at Once.
Now you can Preview the added file within the interface of the software to see MBOX file
You can Apply Date Filters to which can filter out data according to date feature
Then, Select Identities from the drop-down menu showing all the email-id configured in Thunderbird.It will automatically fetch the configured-id & display.Then Click on ""
Now You can View the MBOX File in Thunderbird Email Client