Backup Opera v21 Settings

  • I am now trying post-v12 Opera for the first time to see how things have shaped up since abandoning the old v12 design.

    Before I play around too much with what is available - is there any information on what files to backup in order to have a more or less complete backup of my Opera configuration?

  • Which Opera configuration are you trying to back up-- Opera 12 or Opera 21? In either case though, the Opera profile is useful, and includes bookmarks, preferences, extensions, and more etc. You should be able to find the Profile location, by going to About Opera in your menu. The profile folder in Opera 21 is called Opera Stable, at least in my Windows 7 version.

  • And in the Older Opera (Presto) 12.x and below you can find your profile folder location by going to 'O-Menu / Help / About Opera'.

  • Sorry - with all of the passion around the upgrade/migration debacles from old to new Opera - I can see why someone may have overlooked the question considering I made comments about old v12.

    The info was in the subject line == "Backup Opera v21 Settings".

    Gonna take me a while to figure out what I really need and want from that folder, but thank you for pointing me to it. Are you aware of any reference that describes what each of the files in there are for? In v12, I only ever needed to backup/restore a subset of the files (keyboard, menu, mouse, and toolbar customization's, operaprefs.ini and search.ini files - done)...

    So far, with the still apparent lack of various customization features in post-v12 Opera, it looks like I only really care about:

    • Local State
    • Preferences

    ...files. At least, after taking a copy of that folder after both a default install and then again after making some changes, it looks like those are the only files reflecting my changes. Hopefully there are no cross-dependencies with any of the other files in that folder.

  • The file Preferences lists the extensions installed, so you may want to backup extensions-related folders as well.

  • No confusion, just posted the info in case it was needed.

  • Are you aware of any reference that describes what each of the files in there are for?
    F1.
    http://help.opera.com/opera/Windows/1432/en/solutions.html#backup

  • Imho the best thing to do is to always backup the whole profile folder.

  • That's what I do, leocg. But before I do that, I clear/clean the history, so that the profile doesn't take up as much space.

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