I set up a new Opera account with a different email. I thought I hadn't used it before but maybe I had, because all my speed dials, including the long-gone tablets, showed up. And the set I wanted to transfer.
So apparently, if i leave it sitting in Other Speed Dials and wait it starts popping up the device i use several times. I thought it was just scrolling but noticed multiple entries after removing some old devices. I found a most resent sync from May 2023 and was able to import. All good now. My bad. User error.
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I've just spent an hour figuring out a solution. The problem is that Opera's 'Local State' file has become either corrupted or unsuited to the new version of Opera.
Close Opera. Close all running instances of the browser.
Browse to your local Opera profile folder. In Linux this is under /home/[username]/.config/opera/. I have no idea where this Opera folder is in Windows or Mac. You will need to look for it. I think someone mentioned it earlier in this discussion thread.
Make a backup of the above 'opera' directory. This directory stores all your personalisations of the browser and stores any saved sessions; then
Rename the file 'Local State' to 'xLocal State'
Your Speed Dials should display again; if not, they will be stored in Bookmarks > Other Speed Dials and from here you can select and drag them back into Speed Dials.
If the above solution causes your browser to lose its settings, just close Opera and restore the backup you made of the 'opera' directory in step 2.
The problem is that the Local State file prevents the Speed Dials folder from loading. It is as though Opera looks in the wrong place for the Speed Dials data.
@zalex108@leocg Thanks guys for your help and replies. I don't know what else to do. I have tried everything. I even Rooted my phone coz of this. I guess all my data is gone, and gone for good! Why don't smartphones have Restore points just like computers??? I wonder..... Anyway, if you guys still have ideas on how i can get my bookmarks back, please keep me posted.