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  • I have just reinstalled fresh Windows and Opera and found out that sync does not work anymore!
    And it seems like it hasnt been working for some time because I lost some my bookmarks!

    When I installed it I was able to get some old bookmarks but fresh ones are gone forever with my old OS.
    Now I cannot even log in.

    It looks like it connects to sync but than disconnects almost instantly with no reason.

    I was sure I have it all safe on server! What a hell, Opera, why didnt you warn me you close the synchronization?!

  • @fureimu Could you paste here screenshot of opera://sync-internals?

  • If Opera for PC (or other client) does that then it's purely on the client side and has nothing to do with synchronization.

    At first I wasn't sure what you actually meant by this, but reading it again probably says that you are in charge of syncing webclient code and servers. Compared to being in charge for both Opera browser client code and server code.

    That's good. And bad. Probably bad..

    Well, I do have to commend the correctly held sorting of bookmarks folders and subfolders when importing from Opera Link to Sync. Still, some bugs crept up in the whole process.

    For some reason when opening subfolders in Sync webclient some closed items do not get cleared away completely. Opening let say Trash and closing it leaves a bookmark or two on the list. Tested only in Opera.

    The date added of bookmarks imported from Opera Link to Sync and then synced to Opera client end up somewhere north of 1646! Although old, don't think I've had a computer at that time. Do have a look at your date code on the Link - Sync webclient tool. Generally the best thing to do is to copy the original date bookmark was synced to Link. Folders got the correct, but really incorrect current date. Metadata should not just be thrown away.

    Third, and nearly last, bookmarks with URL field without http:// cladding got eaten up and did not regurgitate anywhere. Just disappeared into the halls of Opera. Not a nice thing to do. That makes the whole process untrustworthy and requires manual checking. Which then defeats the whole purpose of a sync tool.

    In the meantime, Opera Link still keeps throwing me out of its web page. To get back in I need to manually delete the link.opera.com cookies. Happens both in Firefox and Opera. Nobody seen that one?

  • @knjers:

    1. Regarding not clearing away some items while navigating through folders. Does it reproduce every time?
    2. Where you discovered wrong date of bookmarks imported from Link?
    3. When you say about URLs without protocol I need to get more details like when it happens exactly (f.ex while adding page to bookmarks, removing http:// prefix)?
  • Regarding not clearing away some items while navigating through folders. Does it reproduce every time?

    Unfortunately not. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not. Not a specific thing at a specific place.
    Just tried now.. it left the remnants of the upper folder on the bottom of the current. Those were unclickable, without an URL. Also, a folder changed its place in the list upon autorefresh. Using Opera 33.0.1990.115 on Win10 x86.

    Where you discovered wrong date of bookmarks imported from Link?

    Upon manually checking the bookmarks after syncing them from Link, to Sync, then to Opera. Looking with two separate extensions showed that all imported bookmarks had the year set in 1646. Exporting them through a third extension showed negative dates in the HTML file.

    When you say about URLs without protocol I need to get more details like when it happens exactly (f.ex while adding page to bookmarks, removing http:// prefix)?

    Some bookmarks got to Opera Link without the protocol header. Probably a long time ago from a Symbian phone. Those did not survive the Link - Sync import tool. Just disappeared.

    1. Could you make a screenshots describing the whole situation?
    2. All imported bookmarks have mtime and ctime set to current date (UTC) - just looked at our code. Which property are you referring to?
    3. We do not handle URLs without protocol in any special way from what I see but will investigate.
  • I can see 2 device and and the counts on bookmarks and speed dials...

    but well.... the 2 device just work seperately....

  • Although the sync indicator appears to work (I'm logged into my Opera account on all my devices) in my Nokia E-63 phone's OperaMini v7.1.32444 (Symbian S60v3), the bookmarks I save don't appear in the Opera browser of my Windows 8.1 and neither do they appear in the Opera and OperaMini browsers of my Android phone (Samsung GT-I8262, running 4.1.2). Why is this flaw so?

  • in my Nokia E-63 phone's OperaMini v7.1.32444 (Symbian S60v3), the bookmarks I save don't appear in the Opera browser of my Windows 8.1 and neither do they appear in the Opera and OperaMini browsers of my Android phone

    It uses Link, the old sync service that was descontinued.

  • Hi. Sync is not working

    Status from Last Completed Session
    Sync Source NEW_CLIENT
    GetKey Step Result UNSET
    Download Step Result NETWORK_CONNECTION_UNAVAILABLE
    Commit Step Result UNSET

    Opera uses a proxy server

  • I'm having similar issues. My passwords are not syncing from Opera Desktop to Opera on my Android phone. Using stable version for both. Tried Beta and Mini and Mini Beta, none of them will sync on my Android device. This is rather frustrating.

  • My passwords are not syncing from Opera Desktop to Opera on my Android phone

    Passwords are not synced in Opera for Android: http://www.opera.com/help/account#sync

  • Download Step Result NETWORKCONNECTION_UNAVAILABLE suggests you're having some network issue.

  • "...you're having some network issue"

    browser just working, exept sync

  • Is frustrating, i love opera but my android not sync with pc, i use stable versions on both. So in 8 month no solution?

  • Sync dont work. Opera has import bookmarks, but dont import speed dials (i use a lot more speed dials than bookmarks so that is a problem for me)
    P. S. Sorry for my weak english.

  • Sync dont work. Opera has import bookmarks, but dont import speed dials (i use a lot more speed dials than bookmarks so that is a problem for me)
    P. S. Sorry for my weak english.

    Bookmarks manager > Other Speed Dials.

  • Great thanks to you leocg. It works 🙂

  • This helped me in Opera 36:

    When saving a bookmark or speed dial, be sure to choose where it will be saved. I click on the heart to the right of the web address and it gives me options for an icon (left and right arrows) and a drop-down menu with options for where to store the item. I now keep all bookmarks in Unsorted Bookmarks and they show up on any computer or device I have.

    The Speed Dial items seem to be specific to each device. However, if you want to make them all the same, you can copy and paste them (even drag with your mouse to highlight them). On my two computers, I ensured that one of them had all the speed dials I like, deleted the speed dials on the other computer, and copied the speed dials from the first computer to the second. This only took a couple of minutes.

    airforce25228 asked about settings and themes. I don't use themes but my settings seem to sync across all devices - not a problem for me.

    For the Opera developers:

    For a long time I didn't realize that these options were present because I tend to just click the heart and move on (yes, I wasn't paying attention). So Opera was storing the items in different places depending on which computer or device I was using, and when expecting to find the speed dial on a different synced device, I was disappointed to see it was not there. How about giving us a folder (like Unsorted Bookmarks) that holds the speed dials that we want synced on all devices? I would use it for the common speed dials (Wikipedia) and then use the device-specific folders to add speed dials that only make sense on my work (colleague's web page) or home (movie listings) computers.

  • With Opera v37:
    Main Menu -> Speed Dial -> Bookmarks tab opens -> Other Speed Dials

    Open the last one and there is a folder with the name of the remote computer that's exporting its Speed Dials over the sync connection. I expect there would be more than one line, if one is syncing multiple devices.

    Keep checking the sync connection. For some reason it dropped, and then I was wondering why test folders on one device weren't appearing on the other. Connection re-established, function resumes.

    It's all working, otherwise, as kelleric9 writes above. Yes, there is a learning curve, but after that it gets better.

    After following this thread, I feel most fortunate to have started with v37 ...

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