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history disappearing unwillingly.

  • My problem is the loss of the browsing history.
    Before the installation of the latest update (54.0.2952.51) I made eager use of the history contents.
    Now with every closing of Opera the contents are gone.
    Can anyone advise me how to make the right changes ?
    Where (in Windows 10) is the information stored ?
    Where can I find information about the location of Opera files ?

  • F1 > Crashes and issues

    No idea about the problem, but, are you working on a Private window?


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

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

  • As far as my knowledge goes, I have never used a private window.
    Can I install an older version of OPERA to avoid this problem?

  • @hvvijf

    Some people has been running on Private Windows, and some things won't work.

    Ok,
    Then, you could try to Look at How to report problems in Opera steps.

    For the clean profile:

    • Opera Help > Find solutions.
      | - And rename the profile folder -.

    About the downgrade, O FTP.

    You will need to stop the AutoUpdate file, look at the Forum's FAQ.


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

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

  • @hvvijf Only history? Other things (settings changes, bookmarks, etc) are kept?

  • @hvvijf

    Where (in Windows 10) is the information stored ?

    Opera saves its history in the file

    drive:\Your Opera-Path\profile\data\History

    Where can I find information about the location of Opera files ?

    Go to [Menu] File --> About Opera. Look for the paragraph "Paths" there.

    If you would like to know more detailed which files/folders are used to save certain settings you may want to read this paragraph of Opera's online help.

  • @yanta said in history disappearing unwillingly.:

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, but I am still not able to prevent my history details from disappearing, after shutting down OPERA (54.0.2952.54)
    And that is exactly what I want ! To keep the history details.
    Can anyone tell me what alterations to make?

  • @hvvijf

    I am still not able to prevent my history details from disappearing, after shutting down OPERA (54.0.2952.54)
    And that is exactly what I want ! To keep the history details.
    Can anyone tell me what alterations to make?

    Opera does not offer an option to delete its browsing history on exiting the program. So there is no setting that you could modify.

    Would you mind answering @leocg's question please, otherwise it is difficult to provide further assistance.

    At first glance I could imagine that your history file(s) has/have become corrupted. To generate new ones please follow these steps:

    • Close Opera.
    • Go to the directory \Your Opera-Path\profile\data\
    • In this folder, rename these three files (for example by adding .OLD) :
      • History
      • History Provider Cache
      • History-journal
    • Run Opera.

    Opera will now create new and hopefully intact history files. Visit some websites, and check via CTRL+H that your browsing history isn't empty. Then close Opera and open it again. Was your browsing history kept?