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Sync - undo deleted devices / retrieve old Sync after reset

  • Hello everyone, i had my settings Synced to opera on my older windows before i had to make new fresh installation of windows, then, Installed opera - logged in - was asked for passphrase which i wasn't even setting on older windows, anyways it said it won't lose my old Sync but it sadly did

    I believe my older device (lost device) is still saved somewhere on the server which i need help to recover it, since i can't seem to find it at no matter what i try and read other's posts.

    Your help will be strongly appreciated

  • If your synced data was reset then it's gone.

  • I've seen this answer, but this doesn't solve the problem honestly, i'm posting hoping there is a better different answer, or someone out there to help.

    I even have a full backup of all files and folders of opera from the previous OS installation, where i actually recovered my (speed dials / bookmarks), but still can't seem to find a way to recover passwords.

    Even using a third party software which i found a bit helpful, showing sites of where i had my passwords saved and "username" used, but no passwords either!

    Looking forward to hear something more helpful, that might help others too.

  • @resistol When you click on 'Reset synced data' in your synced data is erased from the Sync server so you can start syncing all over again. There is no way to recover that data.
    So unless you have a backup of your (old) Opera's profile folder, it may be difficult to get your data back.

    Passwords are encrypted using your OS credentials so they can't be used on a different OS or by a different user.

  • If you changed your password it'll display that paraphrase message to get you to the place where it asks for your old password. If it isn't that, we can't really help.