Yes I did that and was very nervous and didnt see there are the same files inside although the path was named different. Now when I compared them I replaced everything and all my settings came through. Thank you very much for the help. I just love Opera and using it more than 10 years now. Best browser for me. Love it that I can use it in Linux too.
After stumbling around for a while trying to fix this error, I changed permission in one of the parent directories and finally got an error message in Opera that mentioned that I didn't have permission to change the profile. And Opera wouldn't open. Now I was getting somewhere! Something to actually fix!
Changing the permissions of the folder mentioned in the error message fixed this issue. The error message no longer appears when I open Opera.
Unfortunately, I got interrupted around that time and I've forgotten which folder it was. But I never did find any mysterious file or folder that could be called 'Profile'. I guess it's what Leocg says, the entire directory is my profile.
Other than the permissions for a folder that I hadn't changed prior to the error message needing to be changed, I can't think of anything unusual that might have caused this error.
Very sorry for the delay.
No adblocker, except the Opera built in one.
Disabled the Opera ad blocker and now things worked well.
Hence I added the embedded site to exceptions.
Learned that adding the full URL (so, https ... upto .be) see example above would not work, but needed to use [*.]jambooty.be instead.
I know, when adding an exception, the pop-up shows [*,]example.com, but I initially assumed the full URL would also work.
Thanks for the tip!
I rebooted the computer and when I opened Opera, the Win7 desktop colors changed back to how I originally had them and the taskbar icons showed the page display preview again instead of the text box. I hope the next time I open Opera it does not change settings again.
@sgunhouse Hey you were right. It was that simple. I went to the compressed screen and hit view/zoom out. a window came up on the right saying -25. I hit zoom in and when the window came up I ran over to it and reset the zoom. All is back to normal. Google maps is working as well. Glad I joined the group. Thanks!!!