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Updating question

  • When opera decides to update, why does it insist on creating a new folder with the most current version number ?
    It also does not delete the older version folder which no longer works and must be deleted manually. In some cases
    you also have to edit the desktop shortcut to point to the new opera.exe location .... And today, for some reason the
    very latest version 116 is not on ftp site to download

  • @bruceb This way you can use the previous version in case of a problem with the newest one.

    Opera should keep only a couple of old versions, removing the oldest one when there is an update.

  • @leocg That seems overly complex. Once the new one is installed, then if you go to your Add / Remove Programs (or whatever uninstaller you use) you will only see the newest version listed. I simply delete the older folder and then be sure the shortcut is pulling up the newest version.

  • @bruceb The shortcut should point to launcher.exe, so it doesn't depend on the build folder.

  • @bruceb said in Updating question:

    When opera decides to update, why does it insist on creating a new folder with the most current version number ?

    This is something Chromium does (so you can roll back if you have to). Since Opera is based on Chromium it inherits this behavior. I don't really care for it, but it is what it is.

  • My windows 10 was already set to use launcher.exe in the shortcut .. I changed it on my XP shortcut as well

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