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Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges. You might want to contact the administrator of this machine.

  • hello ,
    I just installed ubuntu 18.04 and I wannted to use opera, so I download it form the website as .deb packages, install and lunch it .

    at the very begining everything works fine but when i tryed to login to my account "make synchronization you know" I have this error :
    'Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges. You might want to contact the administrator of this machine.'

    I couldn't run opera after at all.

    can you help me.

  • There have been several posts about this scenario, both under Windows and Linux. I can confirm that it occurs with Opera 57.0.3098.102 on both Ubuntu Xenial and Ubuntu Bionic. In my case, I suspect it has something to do with encryption of the home directory: accounts with cleartext home directories do not, in my case, exhibit the problem.

    I hope this will be a clue for someone to finally diagnose and resolve this issue.