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Bookmark transfer - what can I expect?

  • Hello Opera users,
    I just switched from an old XP-system to a W10 box. I saved all my (many) bookmarks by exporting them, both as a .adr file and as HTML, on an external disk. Now when I try to import them on the new system, it does not recognize the HTML file. Whai I can do with the .adr file I have no idea. But I can see the files in the Windows explorer, and can even open the HTML file in Opera. But all what I then see is a long list of my bookmarks. I expected that the bookmarks show up in Opera's bookmark list as they did before. Do I expect too much, or where is the problem?

    Many thanks for your help,

  • @hans4999 adr files were used in Opera Presto (Opera 12 and older) and do not work in Opera Chromium (Opera 15 and newer).

  • The HTML file can be imported on other Browsers?

    Another option would be, importing the whole Opera 12.xx profile - at least what can be imported - to Opera Blink using a switch.

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  • Yes I can import the HTML file into Firefox. Unfortunately it is a long scrollable list, and sorting does not work.
    No one has an idea why Opera doesn't see the HTML file?

    Regards, Hans

  • @hans4999 What do you mean by 'don't see'? What happens when you try to import the html file?

  • @hans4999 interesting.

    i imported my html bookmarks file without problems into Vivaldi. All bookmark folders i have in Opera were identical in Vivaldi.