Opera keeps resetting after i restarted/turned off my laptop

  • OK so, I've been using Opera for a long while and since I've reset/formatted my laptop a few months ago my Opera keeps getting this problem.
    The settings keep changing into the default, The download settings, the UI settings, all of that changed into the default (and not what I prefer) and all of my extensions are gone so I have to install it all over again. (luckily my bookmarks is still intact tho). I tried reinstalling but the same problem still occurs.
    I'm using Opera version 34.0.2036.36 and Windows 10 64-bit.
    Why is this keeps happening? Is there any way I can solve this problem?
    Sorry for my terrible English, by the way.

  • Try installing 34.0.2036.47 and see if it changes anything.

  • Hmmm, the same problem still occurs.

  • It happens with any settings you change? Maybe you should try with a new profile to see what happens.

  • New profile as in another account or reinstalling it again?
    And yeah, it's just keep resetting back to the default look every time I restarted/turned off my laptop.

  • New profile as in another account or reinstalling it again?

    Find the profile folder in "About Opera" then go there using Windows Explorer and rename the folder. It you make Opera create another one with default settings.

  • And yeah, it's just keep resetting back to the default look every time I restarted/turned off my laptop.

    And does it also happens if you just close and reopen Opera?

  • Oh, okay then...
    And yes, it also happens when i close and reopen Opera.

  • Okay so i already tried to make another profile and it still happens.

  • Do you use any programs that may be resetting Opera's settings?

  • Like what for example? I don't use other browser other than Opera (Probably Chrome/Edge but I never use it)
    Maybe an antivirus? I only have Malwarebytes and Eset installed. should I whitelist it or something?
    And I don't remember installing any "weird" programs because this happens after I reset/format my laptop.

  • Like what for example?

    Like CCleaner or any others that may clear data from programs.

    Maybe an antivirus? I only have Malwarebytes and Eset installed. should I whitelist it or something?

    Do they run in background? If so, try disabling them for a while and see if it makes any difference.

    Btw, is Opera's profile folder writable? You can, for example, save a file there?

  • Oh, i didn't install any kind off "cleaner" program.
    Well, I installed Opera in the C drive so it's writable, i guess...
    And i think they do run in background, i'll try disabling it and get back to you later.

  • Well, it still acting up. maybe i should un/reinstall the antivirus?

  • Well, I installed Opera in the C drive so it's writable, i guess

    Have you checked? Remember to check the profile folder, where Opera stores its settings, and not the install folder.

  • Yep, The profile one which is in C:\Users\something\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable right?
    It's writable.

  • Ok then. Just to cover all bases, can you try to save a page in there using Opera?

  • Yes I can save there, even copy and paste.

  • Ok, let's try one more thing: Download, if needed, latest Opera and run Opera's installer, click on "options" and change the "install for" option to standalone/usb (you may need to change the install path).

    Open that Opera, change a few settings and check if the changes are kept when you close Opera.

  • Ok, so I reinstall Opera and install it as you said and now I install it on the D drive, then after I tried restarting my laptop it kept the settings so I guess it's fixed now. Thank you so much for helping. 🙂
    Oh and I wanna ask, is this some kind of a bug or something?

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