Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges'.
syrinebaccar last edited by
@burnout426 thank you so much,
i wish i had found this from the beginning.
schmako last edited by
Here is, what helped me:
- Close running Opera
- Rename folder with profile: "C:\users%username%\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable" to ".\Opera Stable old" (The "healthy" profile should be "Opera Stable 2, 3,..." depends in what phase of crash you are now - basicly it is the largest folder"
- Install latest version of Opera from offline installer
- Close again the automatic-opened failed try
- Rename folder with profile: "C:\users%username%\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable" to ".\Opera Stable bad"
- Create in folder "C:\users%username%\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software" new own folder ".\Opera Stable"
- Take ownership of folder "Opera Stable old" EVEN if you are owner already
- Copy everything from folder "Opera Stable old" into your new folder "Opera Stable"
- Opera should start normally.
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
Looking at https://thesolving.com/server-room/how-to-reset-ntfs-permissions-with-icacls/, it looks like you could open up a command prompt (with the user you run Opera with, not the administrator) and run these commands to retake ownership of all Opera profile folders and cache folders (and their files) and reset permissions on all of them.
takeown /F "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software" /R /D Y takeown /F "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Opera Software" /R /D Y
icacls "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software" /T /Q /C /RESET icacls "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Opera Software" /T /Q /C /RESET
(replace "yourusername" with the name of your user folder as seen in "C:\Users").
Pokerdd last edited by
Thanks a-lot, I got the solution and worked really well for me.
It was a real headache, and now I am okay.
tonyr1973 last edited by
In my case, the nVidia nView desktop manager was causing this problem. I uninstalled it, and the problem immediately disappeared. Go figure.
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jediknight36 last edited by
@burnout426 Super helpful, thank you.
Anawilliam Banned last edited by
@burnout426 I have the same problem, thanks for your help
plinthmarvin last edited by
In case anyone else runs into this problem, I was able to solve it quickly this way:
- In your Opera install folder, right-click the Profile folder.
- In the Properties window that appears, clear the "Read-only" checkbox.
- When the confirmation dialog box appears, select the checkbox that says "Apply changes to this folder only", and click OK.
I don't know if it'll work for everyone—but it worked for me, and took only a few seconds. Cheers!
rjross2013 last edited by leocg
Hello to anyone having this issue still in 2023! For anyone that has tried all steps and has not found a solution without losing your profile, please try this first.
The tool called Windows Repair Toolbox is designed to help with almost any fixable issue with windows. One you get the program from their official website Free you can then open it and use the account fixer under repairs.
Only use this After you do an SFC check under the windows options please to avoid any corrupted files or permissions causing headaches.
The program creates another account for you and compares all permissions and such to fix the old profile. Works like a charm