Bookmarks importer grayed out but I don't want to import my entire Opera 12 profile
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I've read through various threads regarding the Bookmarks importer, but I am still not clear what I need to do in my situation: I'm running Opera Next 19 and the Bookmarks bar is enabled; however, the "Bookmark importer" tool is grayed out. Therefore, I am unable to import my Opera 12 bookmarks.
I read how one can import an entire Opera 12 profile into Opera 15+, but I've made a number of "customizations" to my Opera Next profile since first installing Opera 15, and I do not wish to over-write the entire profile. I simply want to import my Opera 12 bookmarks into Opera Next 19. What can I do?
For clarity of potential instructions, my 64-bit Opera 12 has the bookmarks stored here:
My 64-bit Opera 19 profile is here:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Next
BTW, if possible, I'd prefer not to have to go through Chrome in order to get my bookmarks imported.
Thanks very much in advance.
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Thanks very much for the detailed reply! One issue I ran into: Since I already have Opera Next 19 installed, when I re-ran the Opera Next 19 Installer to create a USB version, the Opera Installer has the "Install for" selection grayed out. Thus, I can't create the USB version
I tried searching the forums for a solution, but I was not successful.
A Former User last edited by
Uninstall Opera 19 from Control Panel.
Note that this does not remove your profile.
spyros78 last edited by
mj1 can u please post what rilef had suggested to u? for some reason i can only 3 see replies in this topic, the two of you and one of Pesala.
I have an ADR file and an htm saved and i can't import any of them into version 19. :left: :right:
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spyros78, I wish I could recall all of the details rilef had given me (I will need to perform the same operations on a new computer in the near future). He basically instructed me to do a fresh install onto a flash drive, and import my profile from my Opera 12 installation to my flash drive installation. Once that was done, rilef had stated which directories/files I needed to transfer to my "real" Opera 19 installation. Unfortunately, I don't recall the details Sorry about that.
Now to comment on what blackbird71 (the best plane ever, btw) commented: Does anyone know if there are archives of this forum somewhere that may have the complete text?
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At least some of the forum threads are archived in the Wayback Machine ( http://www.archive.org/web/web.php }, but I've not been able to get a successful search result there for rilef's postings per se. For whatever reason his posts were deleted from these forums, they appear to be gone for good from here... I doubt Opera keeps "archive" copies of the forums, though they may have some routine periodic server backups that date back a few weeks.
I first stumbled on the deletion issue when I attempted to direct another user to a URL I'd saved referring to one of rilef's threads that answered a question this other user was asking, only to find the URL dead. That set me off on something of a quest, and I found a couple others of his URL's that were also dead. In one thread, I had been dialoguing with him about a problem solution, and a section of one of his comments that I quoted in response to him still appears if I pull up that thread, but his original post that I quoted from (plus all his other posts there) are gone from the thread. It's like a complete purge has occurred...
edit to update: In checking his profile page ( http://my.opera.com/rilef/ ), he's still listed as a member of the Community. But it appears that all his posts prior to 17 December are gone - only 11 are listed, all since then and none since 26 December. I'm guessing the purging may be something he may have done himself for some reason (perhaps major dis-satisfaction with Opera?).