[Opera Blink] [Opera Mail] How do I back up USB installations?

  • Hi,

    I'm currently using Opera Blink and Opera Mail on my desktop. I installed both softwares using the USB installation because I liked the fact that it doesn't modify my Windows registries and that all data's located in the same location.

    Anyway, I've them both installed in "Program Files" in a shared "Opera Software" directory like the following:

    • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera Software\Opera" (Opera Browser)
    • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera Software\Opera Mail" (Opera e-mail client)

    I searched around the forums but the information I found are mostly related to the standard installations. As such, I'd like to ask if any knowledgeable member or any member who has had the same issue as me knows what to do.

    Thanks,
    Duke

  • Just copy the folder to somewhere else.

  • Opera menu → About Opera. It'll show you where your Profile directory is.

  • I searched around the forums but the information I found are mostly related to the standard installations. As such, I'd like to ask if any knowledgeable member or any member who has had the same issue as me knows what to do.

    The usb option in the installer is called the "Standalone Installation (USB)" option. So, they're the same thing. You just have to note that Opera Mail 1.0 is referred to a the standalone version of Opera Mail. But, old Opera, new Opera and the standalone Opera Mail all have "Standalone Installation (USB)" options in their installers.

    Anyway, as said, all of the profile files are in the "profile" folder in the installation folder. Just back that up.

  • Hi,

    Which option do you guys suggest over the other? Which is recommended? Copy the whole installation or simply the "profile" directory for each?

    Thanks,
    Duke

  • Any... It's standalone anyways...
    It's your pick, either you mind the hassle of downloading the newest installer (a must since you won't want to break the compatibility of your user data profile by installing an old version!) and installing when you need to move your stuff to another fresh computer or you don't.

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