Synchronization failed to work after reinstall

  • Hello everyone.

    I built a new system and to be sure nothing bad would happen to my bookmarks, I synchronized it immediately before dismantling it.

    Now the new system is up and running without fault. I downloaded opera 34.0 asap and synchronized to find..... NOTHING HAPPENED.

    My bookmarks, favorites, open tabs, speed dial, everything is gone. How can I rectify this?

    Losing everything is... pretty disastrous. I'm kind of stressed. PLZ HALP ;/

    Many thanks in advance!

    PS: I don't think it should matter, but prior to resyncing i had to retrieve my pw because I forgot my old one.

  • i feel you. i just had the all my synced data lost from my hard drive due to a power outage...i'm pretty sure it was because i got mad and pressed the power button on my laptop! on my reboot i had to sign back in to sync and all i got back was all my favorites, theme, and settings. basically i lost all my extensions for some reason...if anyone knows or has an idea as to why it was just the ext and nothing else i would love to hear the explanation!!! lol..

  • interestingly, my browser history was apparently saved somehow... but why the f. not the rest?

  • Do you see your data in https://sync.opera.com/web/ ?

  • Yes! Everything is there!

    Now is there a quick way of transferring everything back or will I have to manually open all pages and re-add them? The FAQ seems silent on this and I found no obvious way of doing it from that archive...

  • Yes! Everything is there!

    It means that your data is synced.

    Have you checked the tab menu for opened tabs, bookmarks > other speed dials for speed dials and so on?

  • bookmarks-> imported bookmarks also displays old speed dials, but these seem to be from a far earlier sync, my guess would be from about 2-3 years back. otherwise my current bookmarks/speeddials are only available from the link you provided.

    in that link, the right click context menu gives me the option to add a folder to my speeddial. this however has no effect afaict, opening the context menu again however, gives me a new option of removing the folder. weirdly, I added the folder "forums", however now the context menu gives the option of removing the folder from speeddial for all other folders in there (my "daily" folder, "awesome" folder etc). none of these folders appear on speeddial.

    Also, the link you provided gives me a choice of two machines, one being my old system with its bookmarks, one being the new one. There is no obvious way to import the old bookmarks that I can see.

  • bookmarks-> imported bookmarks also displays old speed dials, but these seem to be from a far earlier sync, my guess would be from about 2-3 years back.

    Those are the ones imported from other browsers in your computer. By default Opera imports some data from the default browser during the installation.

    therwise my current bookmarks/speeddials are only available from the link you provided.

    Then it seems that something is wrong with synchronisation in your Opera.

    Have you tried logging out from Sync and then login again?

    Do you see anything under Bookmarks and Bookmarks > Other Speed Dial?

    in that link, the right click context menu gives me the option to add a folder to my speeddial

    Nope, this is an option to add the page you are on to your speed dial.

    Also, the link you provided gives me a choice of two machines, one being my old system with its bookmarks, one being the new one

    Under bookmarks? Which version of Opera were you using before?

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