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Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges'.

  • Unable to Log-In - Notification says: 'Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges'.

    What does this mean & how do I rectify ?*

  • It seems that Opera is having trouble reading its profile directory. By default, that should be located at "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable". You should check the properties of the Opera Software folder and all of its folders and files in it to make sure things are not set to read only and that your Windows user account has access to read, write files in there.

    One thing I'd just try first is to rename the "Opera Stable" folder while Opera is closed. Then, start Opera up and it'll create a new profile for you. If that works, then it's something messed up with the old folder. If it still doesn't work, you can uninstall Opera and reinstall it. If that still doesn't work, I'd try looking for things outside of Opera that are causing it. You can also create a new user account on Windows to test with and see if Opera runs fine there.

    I don't know what version of Windows you have though.

  • @burnout426 thank you so much,
    i wish i had found this from the beginning.

  • If it happens, it means you ran Opera as administrator at some point (probably because you ran the installer as adminitrator).