How to Extract All Attachments from Thunderbird? – 2024

Jackson Strong | January 11th, 2024 | Data Conversion

Learn step-by-step instructions to extract all attachments from Thunderbird. Let’s do it most effectively. Here, we are going to explain to you the simplified way to export Thunderbird attachments from all emails at once.

The tutorial includes two methods one is manually free and other one is fully automatic. Go ahead and learn both the solutions.

How to Extract Attachments from Thunderbird Free?

  1. Download Attachment Extractor add-ons from Mozilla add-on library.install thunderbird attachment extractor tool
  2. Run Mozilla Thunderbird on your system and select Add-ons option.
    select add-ons
  3. Click on a gear icon and select “Install Add-Ons from File…” option.
    select install add-on from file
  4. Browse the downloaded XPI File and click on the open button.choose xpi file
  5. Click on the Install Now button on the software installation Dialog on install now
  6. Restart Mozilla Thunderbird application as this add-ons requires to restart Mozilla Application to install.restart thunderbird application
  7. Now right-click on the folder from which you want to extract attachment file then select “Extract All Attachments to…” option.extract all attachments from thunderbird
  8. Select the desired path to save your Thunderbird attachment files and click on “Select Folder”.export attachments from thunderbird
  9. After completion of the extraction task, you can view your attachment files in your selected extracted attachments

Done! You can use this method only if you have Thunderbird 2.0 to 16.0 version. This method will not work on Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0 and above versions. You need to opt for the second method in case you have an updated version of Thunderbird.

How to Extract All Thunderbird Attachments Automatically?

Try the Advik Thunderbird Converter and install it in your Windows PC. The software is powerful enough to extract attachments from Thunderbird mailboxes in one attempt. Yes, it will export all attachments from entire Thunderbird emails in a few minutes.

Download the software and try it for free.

Steps to Extract Attachments from Thunderbird

  1. Run this software on your thunderbird converter
  2. Select your Thunderbird profile and click on Next.choose thunderbird profile
  3. Choose Email folder from which you want to export attachments.choose email folders
  4. Select a saving option like TXT from given list.choose txt as saving option
  5. Browse the destination location to save the resultant file.extract attachments from thunderbird
  6. Click on Convert button to start the attachment extraction process.export attachments from thunderbird
  7. After the completion of this task, you can find all of your attachment files in a folder named as Attachments.extract attachments from mbox

Finished! The software will create a separate folder named “Attachment” in which exported email. There are no file size limitations involved. On the other hand, the tool has various benefits which are given here;

  • Extract all attachments from Thunderbird at once.
  • Various saving option to export attachments.
  • Extract all email addresses from Thunderbird profile.
  • Secure and error-free solution.
  • Simple graphical user interface.
  • Free trial version to check work performance.


Till now, we have discussed how to extract all attachments from Thunderbird. Here, we have mentioned manual and automated solution to export attachments from Thunderbird. Both methods are able to complete the process. You can choose any method according to your needs.