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Opera on C: only?

  • @genug You can install two Operas on two different drives but they will share the same profile folder, unless one is a portable installation or from a different channel (beta, developer)

  • @leocg Thanks again! I'll try it all and sure let you know. . .

  • I did it, and I guess it worked.
    There were a few discrepencies between the two directories though:
    C : version:
    Profil : C:\Users\ALAIN\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
    Cache : C:\Users\ALAIN\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
    portable, D : version:
    Profil : D:_Programmes persos\Opera Portable\profile\data
    Cache : D:_Programmes persos\Opera Portable\profile\data

    Though that was checked, the portable version did not import the favorites from the C : vcersion

    C : had a Certificate Revocation Info directory when D : had a CertificateRevocation directory, and C : had a Media Cache directory which wasn't in the D : directory

    Anyway now I guess I'll just unsinstall the C : version (which is the only one listed in the Configuration Panel).
    I am very glad you bothered to help me along on this. I'd think there should be some thread somewhere (unless there's one already?) explaining how to move your current Opera to another drive, the way you kindly explained for me just hereabove.

    Thanks again!

  • Now I have this problem: Opera no longer is my default browser. Of course I associated .html files with Opera, but it is not listed in the default applications list (because of the portable version I suppose?) when I click "Choose a default application".
    All the help I could find on the internet obviously refers to older versions (there is no "Options" menu anymore).
    Can you please show me how to have my portable Opera (installed on D 🙂 as my favorite browser?
    Thanks in advance (again).

  • @genug said in Opera on C: only?:

    Now I have this problem: Opera no longer is my default browser. Of course I associated .html files with Opera, but it is not listed in the default applications list (because of the portable version I suppose?)

    Setting a standalone/portable installation is not supported in the installer UI. However, there are command-line arguments to do it. See my old post.

    windows key + r
    cmd
    enter
    cd "path to your download folder"
    enter

    OperaSetup.exe --silent "--installfolder=F:\Softwares\Opera" --pintotaskbar=1 --singleprofile=1 --setdefaultbrowser=1 --launchbrowser=1
    

    Download the latest x64 (or non-x64 if you have 32-bit windows) offline, latest, stable installer on the right side of https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/ for good measure. Change install folder path to your existing Opera portable.

  • Hello, burnout426.
    Thanks for your help. Before I get to it, may I ask:

    1. do you mean I have to first download a stable x64 Opera and then use the command line?
    2. in the said command line, I suppose F : must be replaced by another drive letter, but which one should that be? The one where my portable Opera is (i.e. D :)?
    3. why should I THEN download a stable version, when what I was trying to do is install all of Opera's files and directories on D : (therefore the portable version)? As far as I can remember the installation of a stable version doesn't allow you to change the destination directory (or does it?). What do you mean by "for good measure"?
      Kindly bear with me . . . 😟
  • @genug Even if you install Opera on a different drive, the data folders (profile and cache) will be in C: or wherever %appdata% is located.
    You should be able to run Opera with some command lines to change the location of cache and profile.
    You can also try moving the location of %appdata% so all your programs data will be stored in a drive other than C:
    Or you can just let it go and use C: normally.

  • Even if you install Opera on a different drive, the data folders (profile and cache) will be in C: or wherever %appdata% is located.

    It seems I managed otherwise:
    Installation : D:_Programmes persos\Opera Portable
    Profil : D:_Programmes persos\Opera Portable\profile\data
    Cache : D:_Programmes persos\Opera Portable\profile\data
    unless I'm mistaken of course.

  • @genug You just did a portable installation.

  • @leocg Okay, so "C: or wherever %appdata% is located" is not concerned anymore I guess?

    Still I can't make Opera my default browser. burnout426 tried to explain, but unfortunately I don't get all of it . . .

  • @genug said in Opera on C: only?:

    do you mean I have to first download a stable x64 Opera and then use the command line?

    Yes.

    @genug said in Opera on C: only?:

    n the said command line, I suppose F : must be replaced by another drive letter, but which one should that be? The one where my portable Opera is (i.e. D :)?

    Yes, replace the whole path with path to your portable Opera on D. Basically you're just going to upgrade your portable install with the portable install option to the save version. The only difference is that it should be made available as a default browser then.

    @genug said in Opera on C: only?:

    why should I THEN download a stable version, when what I was trying to do is install all of Opera's files and directories on D : (therefore the portable version)? As far as I can remember the installation of a stable version doesn't allow you to change the destination directory (or does it?).

    All the installers support installing a portable version. It's called the "Standalone installation" option. Opera just provides a installer called a portable installer that chooses the standalone installation by default.

    @genug said in Opera on C: only?:

    What do you mean by "for good measure"?

    I don't know for sure if the portable installer supports the command-line options like the rest of the installers do. It should, but since I don't know, I mentioned to just download the full, offline installer, which I know does support them.

  • ...didn't work. I did it all, and when I went ENTER the command line returned no error code, but when I checked Opera still was not among the listed browser from which to choose the default browser.
    Opera still works fine from D :, but I can't make it my default browser.
    I guess I'll have to go back to installing on C: . . .

  • @genug said in Opera on C: only?:

    ...didn't work

    😞 I'll have to investigate that or make a utility to do it.

    Try http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/register-firefox-portable-with-default-programs-in-vista/ instead. It's for Firefox portable, but point it to Opera's launcher.exe. That'll make that Opera available as the default browser.

  • DID work! :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat:

    Now Opera is ALL on D : AND my default browser! 🤗

    I am keeping track of this thread like for ever!

    I am VERY grateful you bothered to care not let me down on this. I owe you, burnout426!
    There's not much I'm good at, but just ask, in case . . . 😉 For instance I'm helping you with your next French essay (if you still have those) . . . 🙂

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