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Opera 12.18: Cannot change location of Wand and Contacts

  • I cannot seem to change the location for bookmarks.adr, contacts.adr or Wand.dat. It just says "File not found. Check the file name and try again." I'm not asking it to find a file. I'm trying to select a location for the file from now on. Is this a deficiency in 12.18? Its rather important to back up bookmarks, contacts and passwords! I want them in one folder and then I'll back up that folder every so often.

  • If I remember correctly, you need to copy/move the files to the new folder first and then change the path to the file in settings.

  • Bookmarks and contacts can be changed directly if you wish, but wand.dat will require you to edit the setting in opera:config, save the changes, then restart Opera before the change takes effect - in that sense it is probably easier just to change all 3 in opera:config, click the appropriate Save buttons and then restart.

    Let me see now ...

    opera:config#MailBox|AddressFile
    opera:config#UserPrefs|HotListFileVer2
    opera:config#UserPrefs|WandStorageFile
    

    Those are the locations in opera:config that you need to change (though you could just type the filenames in the Quick find box - that's what I did), and you'll need to click Save in both MailBox and User Prefs to save the changes, then restart Opera. (Yes, I still have 12.18 installed.)

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