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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 https://sync.opera.com/web/ no matter what i try and read other's posts.

    Your help will be strongly appreciated
    Resistol

  • 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 https://sync.opera.com/web/ 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.