Upgrade Opera 12.17 to new one - Shows "browser up to date"

  • Hello!

    I'd like to finally uprade my browser as I managed to somehow resolve issues with mail that kept me stuck with old Opera and I've ran into problem with browser thinking that it is "up to date". I don't want to make a clean install to retain passwords, speed dial, etc.

    Opera popped an update window just few days ago but I was not ready for transition yet. Now it thinks that there is no update when I manually check for updates.

    How to force update on Presto or how to easily move data to new browser?

  • Download the installer and run it. Your data should be imported.

  • Nope. I'm writing from new Opera (30-something) now and neither speed dial nor passwords are imported.

    Is there a way to import those from Opera 12 somehow? Like maybe pull it from Opera Link or something?

  • Aha! Now "Opera 12.x" appears in "import" menu (previously I had only IE or Chrome - Funny, because I don't have Chrome installed, although it once has installed bloatware-style with some software update).

    The thing is that it doesn't have any choice to point where the browser is or something - I had multiple Opera installs in past (like Opera Next, 2nd install on other drive, once I had to "overwrite" Opera install with another one after I messed up file system on my drive etc.) and I believe it pulls data from some long forgotten and dead install folder - just few items got imported, with some old "default" Speed Dial items.

    Any way to point Opera 30 where is my Opera 12 and where to pull data from?

  • Okay I've figured out a workaround... Sort of!

    As my laptop has a clean install I've switched directly to Opera 30. So what I'm trying to do is:
    -Installing Opera 12.17 (no issues)
    -Using Opera Link to sync everything (No issues)

    And now I'm trying to import data from Opera 12.17 to Opera 30 on a laptop and guess what - Opera 30 does not give me an option for "Opera 12.x", just IE and again Chrome (again - already deleted as it was preinstalled from system recovery image).

    Any suggestions?

    Afterwars I'll use Opera... Link-like thing that is present in Opera 30 to share the data back to desktop... If I manage to do it on laptop!

  • Any suggestions?

    Did you reinstall Opera 30 after have installed Opera 12.17?

  • You have the import option in settings.

  • [quote]Did you reinstall Opera 30 after have installed Opera 12.17?[/quote]

    On laptop? Yes. I've installed Opera 30, then Opera 12.17 then reinstalled Opera 30 twice - Once keeping user data , and the other time as a clean install, still can't see Opera 12.17 in import menu.

    On PC? I have had Opera for years so Opera 30 was installed afterwards. I'd like to avoid reinstalling Opera, it survived so many bizzare events, including partial file system failiure (imagine disabling mirror RAID, running from one disc only and then restarting RAID with mismatched data like nothing ever happened instead of rebuilding disk 2 from disk 1), I think that it has even survived manual copying from Windows XP to Windows 7, or at least one system reinstall 🙂

    [quote]You have the import option in settings.[/quote]
    That's the thing that does not see Opera 12.xx at all on my laptop and imports some random stuff (obsolete default SpeedDial and history) on my PC

  • I've never had the Opera 12 import option on my later Opera installs either, up to and including the latest developer version.
    My Opera 12 is installed for a single user (with the profile folder within the Program Files\Opera folder not in a Windows user folder) and I've always thought that might be the issue.
    🙂

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  • On laptop? Yes. I've installed Opera 30, then Opera 12.17 then reinstalled Opera 30 twice - Once keeping user data , and the other time as a clean install, still can't see Opera 12.17 in import menu.

    Not sure if they changed something but the data import from Opera Presto should be done automatically.

    What happens if you set Opera 12.17 as your default browser and then reinstall Opera 30? Note that you may need to remove your previous data from Opera 30.

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    Ok, I see, I'm still thinking with BBcode and not markdown 🙂

    Not sure if they changed something but the data import from Opera Presto should be done automatically.
    I was hoping that this would happen as previosly Opera has displayed an update window...

    hat happens if you set Opera 12.17 as your default browser and then reinstall Opera 30?
    Will try that tommorow...

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  • Hi there!

    Found the solution and it is to run Opera 30 with following command:

    "D:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" --with-feature:import-presto-profile --presto-small-prefs-dir="C:\Program Files\Opera\profile" --presto-large-prefs-dir="C:\Program Files\Opera\profile"

    Presto Opera is on drive C:, Google-based Opera is on drive 😧 . Passwords work, speed dial looks odd, but was imported.

  • Had a similar problem a while back. Funny thing was that the solution was so obvious

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