Reinstalling Opera

  • I was advised by Microsoft to reinstall Opera as I have an issue where on bootup Opera launches with a fwd link to a microsoft support page. Its annoying, but the MS technician rand SFC/Scannow and found no issues then suggested resinstalling Opera as it is only this browser that launches. Has anyone had a similar issue with Win 10? Does this sound like good advice, and if my data is synced, can i retrieve it post install to get back my browsing history etc?

  • @thezanderpanda If you are using sync then you should be able to get your history data again. You can also do a backup of the history files from Opera's profile directory.

  • @thezanderpanda You mean that when you start your computer, Opera automatically launches with a Microsoft page opened? Or do you mean that when you start Opera, that page is opened?

  • In

    • Opera Help > Find solutions.

    You will find where your profile it's located and the files you would need to back up.

    In case of any Sync problem or file missed or not checked to Sync, you will find all your stuff there.

    If you still can open Opera, try to export the extensions settings - if they allow to do it -.

    Important:
    In case you save passwords but do not sync them, ask on how to export them.
    Also, take this on count.


    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable · Beta · Developer

    Opera Test profile | Opera Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • @leocg said in Reinstalling Opera:

    @thezanderpanda You mean that when you start your computer, Opera automatically launches with a Microsoft page opened? Or do you mean that when you start Opera, that page is opened?

    Ooops!
    If this is the problem...

    |o| What kind of answer is that!

    😆 🤣

  • @zalex108 What do you mean? In the first option, Opera is launched without the user doing anything and on the second, the user manually opens Opera.

  • @leocg

    Because of that, I'm referring to the Microsoft technicians answer, so deleting Opera from the Startup would be enough.

    xD

  • @zalex108 The point is that the system may have been compromised, so just removing Opera could not be enough.

  • Using Bootracer I looked into my start up and identified a couple of probable culprits; one of which was listed as "Application Restart in the windows c:\windows\HelpPane.exe - Home
    The other was onedrive setup as I have switched to using Mega to back up to the cloud (with varying degrees of success).
    I didn't delete but instead disabled them at start-up and the problem is solved. I have noticed no ill effect.

  • @zalex108 said in Reinstalling Opera:

    In

    • Opera Help > Find solutions.

    You will find where your profile it's located and the files you would need to back up.

    In case of any Sync problem or file missed or not checked to Sync, you will find all your stuff there.

    If you still can open Opera, try to export the extensions settings - if they allow to do it -.

    Important:
    In case you save passwords but do not sync them, ask on how to export them.
    Also, take this on count.


    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable · Beta · Developer

    Opera Test profile | Opera Back up Linux · Mac · Win

    Thanks; I don't use Opera to save passwords prefer to use dedicated manager for flexibility.

  • @thezanderpanda said in Reinstalling Opera:

    Thanks; I don't use Opera to save passwords prefer to use dedicated manager for flexibility.

    😉
    Yes, me too.


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