Opera Preference File could not be read

  • So, I downloaded Opera because I wanted to give something else a try. Chrome crashes my computer too often, Firefox won't load Javascript correctly for some reason, and Internet Explorer, well, you can guess for that one. Anyway, I was told to try Opera. I downloaded it with Chrome, because that was my Browser at the time. When I decided I like it, I uninstalled Chrome. All was fair, and working good. I ran a Quick Scan on my computer, and the Opera Preference File could not be read. I attempted to delete my Preference File, but I got an error saying "Access is Denied". So I was forced to Uninstall Opera, which successfully uninstalled the Preferences file.

    If this is the way it's going to be, I'll just have to deal with either Chrome randomly crashing my PC or I'll have to attempt to find another browser. I need some help here, Opera is the only browser that I really, really like that doesn't have much (or anything) that I dislike.

    Any help is great,
    Thanks.

  • You are having a lot of issues with your computer? From what I am hearing the issue sounds like its the computer and not just your web browsers. Generally its very hard to crash modern versions of Windows completely just by having a bad application running. If your whole system is taken down because of Chrome, Firefox isn't running right and Opera wont run at all I'd try and find out why that is.

  • You are having a lot of issues with your computer? From what I am hearing the issue sounds like its the computer and not just your web browsers. Generally its very hard to crash modern versions of Windows completely just by having a bad application running. If your whole system is taken down because of Chrome, Firefox isn't running right and Opera wont run at all I'd try and find out why that is.

    I can't even reply to your comment. I mean, you either didn't read what I said or you don't know what Javascript is...

    1. Chrome crashes because it's a nasty resource hog. Locking my computer up at 100% CPU usage, freezing Windows files so my computer cannot run correctly.

    2. Firefox will not load JAVASCRIPT Correctly. Do you know what Javascript is? It's browser based, and isn't something that is my fault whether or not it works. Especially if it works on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and even Internet Explorer. It's just Firefox that won't load Javascript correctly. So that's definitely not my problem.

    So, because of this. I'm going to just assume I won't get any real help from the Opera Forums.

    Thanks for the attempted help, I guess.
    That sounded sarcastic, but I truly didn't mean it that way. At least I got someone to reply... 😛

  • Hallo, any one at home?

    This question was raised in August of 2015 and now good answer was provided to date ... I find this very strange, to say the least ... especially since the problem still exists, and in particular, the setting for a special page to be opened at start-up keeps being lost all the time!

    What's the point of entering a setting for the browser, when it is being lost all the time, the settings file can't be located or read?

    Is there no solution to this mess?

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