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Passphrase???? I have never entered any such

  • Hi,

    What the heck is a passphrase? Some kind of password i guess. None of my password works and i have no memory of setting any passphrase earlier. How to get around it?

    Saving and restore the file "Login Data" was said to restore all bookmarks and passwords.... But no passwords were saved or restored

  • What OS and version of Opera? Did you change your OS or Opera password recently?

  • Hi,

    Version:56.0.3051.31

    Win 10 Pro

    Yes i did change the password as i reinstalled everything on my computer. Har to remember PW that has a lot of silly rules. My passwords are a system of combinations of lower/upper case letters, symbols and numbers, but only 8-10 digits long. So when you were asking for 12, i was lost and recovered the PW.

  • So probably Opera is asking for your old password.

  • @leocg said in Passphrase???? I have never entered any such:

    So probably Opera is asking for your old password.

    Maybe. But how to recover it. I have an old backup, so i just knew what file to take out and replace, it would save my day

  • There is no way to recover your password.

    Did you try with your OS password?

  • Opera's passwords are encrypted to your OS login, if you reinstall your OS and have to recreate your user account Opera will not be able to read a backup. Sync would work, but you will have to know your old password for that. If you don't know that then your saved passwords can't be read.

  • @sgunhouse said in Passphrase???? I have never entered any such:

    Opera's passwords are encrypted to your OS login, if you reinstall your OS and have to recreate your user account Opera will not be able to read a backup. Sync would work, but you will have to know your old password for that. If you don't know that then your saved passwords can't be read.

    My OS login password, old or new, does not work as passphrase, i have tried that already. Should i change back to my old OS password, would that help?

  • Probably not, it seems that you will need to remember your old Sync password.

  • Will the passwords get lost if I resets the sync passphrase? I dont know where the 447 passwords comes from. Are they stored on my computer? Opening Opera i can only see 4 stored PW as it is entirely new installation...

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  • Yes, if you reset your synced data, it will be removed from the servers and may eventually be removed from your devices, although it shouldn't.

  • @zazz-bkk Opera's password encryption is to your account, not your password. Unless you mirror your drive you can't transfer the file to another computer - even if the username and password are the same it isn't the same account.

  • @leocg

    So my 447 PW shown here will be gone then?

    What MESS this is. REALLY... 2 years with Opera coming from 12 years with FF, I have had nothing but trubbel with Operas dysfunctional sync.

    I would have given up long time ago and headed for Chrome if they knew how a "pinned tab" should work, but they don't. Only Opera and FF have a correctly working "pinned tab" that stays PINNED while pressing CRTL+W when shutting down other tabs.

    One more thing about CRTL+W shutting down tabs. WHY are they closing randomly? In FF CRTL+W closes the next right one till no one is left and the to the left ones. In Opera it is jumping around randomly so CRTL+W is almost useless. First i thought the may close in the order they had been activated/open. But not that either. Are there any settings for its behavior?

  • If neither your Opera account nor your system passwords, old or new, are working then I'm afraid your saved passwords will be unreachable.

  • Please open a new topic to discuss the Ctrl W issue, since it doesn't have anything to do with the subject of this one