Accessing Files Within Extensions

  • i use fvd speed dial and every time you add a new dial it creates a new backup inside of its extension folder without deleting the old backup. this has a tendency to make a overall back of the user data larger than it needs to be. let's user firefox as an example, if i use hekasoft to backup ff without removing the erroneous backups of fvd it can be 3 quarters of a gig. if i remove the erroneous fvd backups it will be less than 200 megs. currently when i do a opera backup it is over 700 megs and i know it can be under 300 megs. is there any way to allow access to the extensions folders so the fvd backups can be deleted before doing a master backup of opera?

  • The backup is done by an extension from inside Opera? If not then you need to ask in a forum for the backup software or in a Microsoft Windows forum.

  • @leocg said in Accessing Files Within Extensions:

    The backup is done by an extension from inside Opera? If not then you need to ask in a forum for the backup software or in a Microsoft Windows forum.

    i asked about making it possible to actually locate a particular extension and delete files within it. the ability to do this is locked out by chrome and thus opera. this is a issue with the browser itself. look in operas extension folder and then in firefoxes and you will see what i mean.

  • Knowing about FVD backup file and with OS Explorer > Extensions folder >> Delete / edit file?


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  • @chuchkyschild You mean an extension be able to delete the files created by its own?

    Anyway, wouldn't be more easy if you just set the backup program to bypass those files and/or folders?

  • @leocg said in Accessing Files Within Extensions:

    @chuchkyschild You mean an extension be able to delete the files created by its own?

    Anyway, wouldn't be more easy if you just set the backup program to bypass those files and/or folders?

    dude first it's all in one backup, two CAN NOT tell which folder in chrome or opera is actually fvd's. as for having fvd auto delete it's old backup i've already talked to them about adding that and no go.

  • You can find it in Extensions as Dev mode.


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  • @chuchkyschild said in Accessing Files Within Extensions:

    dude first it's all in one backup

    @chuchkyschild said in Accessing Files Within Extensions:

    i use fvd speed dial and every time you add a new dial it creates a new backup inside of its extension folder without deleting the old backup

    I think there is a contradiction here. So it creates several backup files or just one?

    Anyway, I was talking about the source for the backup files, not their destination.

    And yes, you can know the folder of an extension. Enter the developer mode in the extensions manager and find the extension ID.

  • where would i even look once i have the console open?

    EDIT:

    got it developer mode under extensions. will see if i can edit with that info. thanks

  • o.k. looks like in opera, chrome, vavaldi, and ANY browser based off of chrome the actual fvd backups are locked down, so no way to remove them. thanks to those who attempted to help with this.

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