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  • What browser are you using. It thought you were using Opera 20 or 21.

    In Opera 20 or 21, when you right click with the mouse at an empty place at the end of the bookmarks bar, you'll get an option to "Add Folder."

    If your using Opera 12, none of the advice I've given is relevant. When you say you've gone into help, did you go into help in the browser menu, or did you find Opera help on the internet. That help you refer to, about "Click on Menu>Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks " seems to relate to the Opera 12 browser.

    Opera shifted from the Opera 12 Presto browser, to the Opera 15 (Blink browser) (at the time), now they are up to Opera 21. The new blink browser is the one Opera is currently working on developing. The old Opera 12 Presto browser is not being worked on.

  • I'm using Opera 21. I've got folders now. But I still don't have bookmarks listed in my dropdown menu. How do I import my bookmarks from Chrome ... without starting by "Click on Menu>Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks"

  • One possibility is to copy the bookmarks file from the Chrome profile to the Opera 21 profile (replacing the bookmarks file that is there.

    But take a look at the discussion in this thread about the xmarks extension (in the Chrome store) as it may be a way to approach this also.

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/2956/how-to-add-the-chrome-bookmarks-functionality-to-the-latest-version-of-opera/1

    Please be advised that to download a Chrome extesnion, you need the Opera extension, which you can get in the Opera add-on store called, "Download Chrome Extension.". You can go to the Opera add-on store via the menu item, "Get Extensions," in the Opera 21 menu of your browser (which you access by clicking the Opera logo in the far left, top of the browser).

  • I'm using Opera 21. I've got folders now. But I still don't have bookmarks listed in my dropdown menu. How do I import my bookmarks from Chrome ... without starting by "Click on Menu>Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks"

    Afaik thre is no bookmark menu on Opera 21. Also, you can't import bookmarks from other browsers yet.

  • I'm using Opera 21. I've got folders now. But I still don't have bookmarks listed in my dropdown menu. How do I import my bookmarks from Chrome ... without starting by "Click on Menu>Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks"

    Afaik thre is no bookmark menu on Opera 21. Also, you can't import bookmarks from other browsers yet.
    There are a couple of methods to import bookmarks from other browsers. I think you don't need to answer if it won't help.

  • I'm using Opera 21. I've got folders now. But I still don't have bookmarks listed in my dropdown menu. How do I import my bookmarks from Chrome ... without starting by "Click on Menu>Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks"

    Afaik thre is no bookmark menu on Opera 21. Also, you can't import bookmarks from other browsers yet.
    There are a couple of methods to import bookmarks from other browsers. I think you don't need to answer if it won't help.

    Not directly as Opera doesn't have a bookmark import tool. You will need to use Chrome as a "bridge" or maybe an extension.

  • "you can't import bookmarks from other browsers yet" is a misleading statement when it's actually possible.

  • "you can't import bookmarks from other browsers yet" is a misleading statement when it's actually possible.

    Ok, so how can someone do it using only Opera?

  • @leocg

    When someone is asking for help, and if you just say, " Also, you can't import bookmarks from other browsers yet," without suggesting how it might be done, it might well make it sound like, in your opinion, they cannot get the bookmarks from another browser into Opera 21. Obviously, it wasn't intentional, and not a big deal. You're helping in such a wide range of posts, and are, in my opinion, invaluable. We're fortunate to have such knowledgeable moderators in Opera.

    Now, there seem to be a few possibilities for moving the bookmarks from Chrome to Opera: (1) copying the Chrome bookmarks file (from its profile) into the Opera 21 profile, (2) using the Xmarks bookmarks add-on to synchronize bookmarks from Chrome to Firefox (which @groovemachine in a thread at the link below was quite enthusiastic about, particularly since he asserts that the folders in Chrome -- even folders within folders -- are carried over to Opera 21), (c) possibly using the free Linkman Lite (I'm not sure there as I've never used it, but it's mentioned in the thread on the issue of moving bookmarks from Chrome to Opera, https://forums.opera.com/topic/2956/how-to-add-the-chrome-bookmarks-functionality-to-the-latest-version-of-opera/1), and (d) one can alway trying importing the Chrome bookmarks into Opera 12.17 (which has an import feature in its menu)(File/Import and Export/Import as HTML (the Chrome bookmarks would need to first be saved as HTML), then after the bookmarks are in Opera 12.17, activating the bookmarks bar in Opera 21 (Control P, User Interface, and put check in Show Bookmarks Bar), and finally going to -- in Opera 21 -- the menu item, More Tools, and clicking on Bookmark Importer (specifically designed to import bookmarks from Opera 12 into Opera 21) (that Importer doesn't work to import bookmarks from other browsers at this point. (For this last approach, see leocg's comment in this thread on how to best make it work. http://forums.opera.com/topic/2839/new-install-but-no-bookmarks-import/17)

    How nice it would be though if Opera did have a bona fide Importer in Opera 21 (the way it does in Opera 12), that could with a click import bookmarks from other browsers. Still notwithstanding that for the moment deficiency, it ought to be not that hard to get bookmarks from Chrome into Opera 21. There are a variety of approaches.

  • Ok, so how can someone do it using only Opera?
    That's not the original question being asked. 🙂