Thunderbird by default creates its data directory in user’s home directory but you can of course move it to a different location.
Follow the steps below to do that.
Install thunderbird if not installed already
Open thunderbird with profile manager only
$ thunderbird --ProfileManager
Select “Work Offline” option
Note: if you have already installed thunderbird then copy its profile data
Delete existing default profile and delete files
Create new profile and paste the data you copied earlier
Enter profile name i.e “Tofeeq”
Choose your directory where you want to place the profile data
Put in online mode or start creating your email accounts.