Bookmarks reorganized

  • I have lots of bookmarks, and finally i like how Opera wants to handle them.

    The problem is that the sync function is so slow, so between my home computer and my job computer I never know if the bookmarks are fully updated (overnight).

    AND from time to time all my folders are reorganized behind my back. When I opened my bookmarks today all my bookmark folders were duplicated 4-8 times, and their content varied, lots of them were empty and some containd folders from another theme. So I cannot trust Opera. I have lost a lot of information.

    What is going on, actually, why are my bookmark collection changing all the time?

  • The sync function is broke not to be defended upon at this stage of game

  • What version of Opera is involved here? I'm about to upgrade from v. 12.16(!) to the current version, and want to know whether the current version syncs bookmarks reliably.

    If this refers to the current version of Opera, is it a widespread experience, or is it only happening to a few users? Is it worse on some versions of Windows than on others?

  • And why are we not informed from the company?

  • You are. Read the Opera desktop blog. Its where they announce new releases, testing versions and most importantly known bugs.

  • Absolutely wrong, lando242. When you search info in the blog about bookmarks, there's only pusher articles to read. Nothing about bugs did I find. If you have a link, tell me.

  • Here is an example of a changelog for Opera 33, which is part of the Opera Desktop blog announcement for its release from awhile ago. It has a list of fixed bugs attached to it, which I am linking here.

    http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/changelog-33/#b1990.20

  • Back to the OP's problem (which I fear may be mine, now that I have Opera 32 running well on one computer and want to sync it to another computer and my phone): supposing one does not want to rely on the unreliable sync function, but wants to sync bookmarks, Speed Dial entries, passwords, and settings (if not necessarily browsing history and open tabs) manually, by copying the information from Opera on one computer (after it has closed) to a flash drive, Dropbox, etc., and then copying it to Opera on another computer? (Obviously this can't work for the phone.) What folders or individual files need to be copied? In C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable, I see Bookmarks, Custom Dictionary.txt, and Preferences, among others. Is that it? (I haven't installed any extensions.)

  • by copying the information from Opera on one computer (after it has closed) to a flash drive, Dropbox, etc., and then copying it to Opera on another computer?

    If you are talking about equal versions of Opera then it should work except, maybe, for passwords because they are attached to your OS credentials and can't be used by a different user or in another computer.

    What folders or individual files need to be copied?

    Best thing to do is to copy the whole profile folder.

  • Personally I really hate that new bookmarks are at the top of the start page now, I use alot, and I mean alot of the same bookmarks repeatedly. Is there a was to back up to the previous version? I would hate to have to go to a different browser cause this is the kind of thing that brought me here to Opera to begin with.

  • I really hate that new bookmarks are at the top of the start page now,

    Uhh, what? You mean the speed dial?

  • Personally I really hate that new bookmarks are at the top of the start page now, I use alot, and I mean alot of the same bookmarks repeatedly. Is there a was to back up to the previous version? I would hate to have to go to a different browser cause this is the kind of thing that brought me here to Opera to begin with.

    It's unrelated to this topic's subject so please open a new one or find another that covers the same issue.

  • What folders or individual files need to be copied?

    Best thing to do is to copy the whole profile folder.

    Is that C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable?

  • What folders or individual files need to be copied?
    
    Best thing to do is to copy the whole profile folder.
    

    Is that C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable?

    See About Opera for the path. Usually it is like that one.

  • Quite so. Sorry!

  • Just reporting that I synced Opera 32 to my Android phone for the first time, and it went very smoothly and successfully! 🆙 When I finally took a deep breath and signed in to my account (and found that my old logon worked fine), I discovered that I could control what to sync, which is excellent. I want my bookmarks on my phone, passwords not so much. Within a matter of minutes, everything was synced to the phone. I did have to discover the Other Speed Dials page on the phone, and then the Import all menu choice. But once I did so, my Opera 32 Speed Dial entries (most of them imported from Opera 12) and my bookmarks (also originally from Opera 12) appeared in the Speed Dial of the app on the phone. So far, so good. Next will be to do this on a laptop. So great to have all the bookmarks on my phone!

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