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  • The passwords are in the folder, but they're encrypted based on the Windows 7 account you were using Opera under. So, Opera isn't able to read them. You would need to launch Opera under that Windows 7 account, goto the URL opera://settings/passwords, click the 3 dots to the right of "saved passwords", choose to export them, enter your Windows user account password and then export them to a file.

    Then, on Windows 10, in Opera, you'd goto the URL opera://flags/#PasswordImport, enable password importing, relaunch Opera, goto opera://settings/passwords, click the 3 dots again and import your passwords from the file you previously exported.

    The other option would be to launch Opera on that Windows 7 account, sign into Opera sync and tell it to sync your passwords. Then, on Windows 10, you'd sign into Opera Sync and let it sync your passwords there too and they'l be automatically imported.

    Of course, if you can't run Opera on that Windows 7 account anymore, you're probably out of luck unless you can find a password extractor that can read the Login Data file and decrypt it using just your Windows 7 OS password. Or, maybe you can find a password extractor that can do all of that with the copy that's on the Win7 hard drive (where it detects the right stuff and asks you for the password).

    If you find a solution that works for Chrome, it'll probably work for Opera too as they're both based on Chromium.

  • @burnout426 thanks for your thorough answer. Can I ask just one side question please? I was told that new hardware I had installed just yesterday (motherboard and cpu) allegedly does not function with win 7 whatsoever and so they forced me on installing the windows 10 instead. I wonder if I could just boot the pc and during boot up select my old hard drive as the booting source and log into my old system as simple as that?

  • @nexttooprahandthequeen said in transfer opera info:

    I wonder if I could just boot the pc and during boot up select my old hard drive as the booting source and log into my old system as simple as that?

    You should at least be able to set the hard disk with Windows 7 in your computer's BIOS as the first or only drive to boot from. This would be one of several options, but especially with modern motherboards, some pitfalls can lurk.

    Therfore I would first try to get the passwords with a password extractor, as mentioned by @burnout426. At first I would make a backup copy of the Opera profile folder on the Windows 7 hard disk.

    password extractor

    ChromePass requires no installation, is a small program and claims to be able to read Opera passwords.

  • @yanta thank you so much! I will try that now

  • @yanta I don't want to sound daft, but I launched ChromePass, it instantly gave me a list of all of my passwords, both chrome and opera, there I found the opera one that I needed, clicked on it and the login name and url and stuff were there but the password field was blank. Now I do remember it's encrypted so not accessible just like that, but what would I do to make it ask me my win7 password and let me access it?

  • @nexttooprahandthequeen said in transfer opera info:

    Now I do remember it's encrypted so not accessible just like that, but what would I do to make it ask me my win7 password and let me access it?

    I don't know if any of the tools can do that. I was just mentioning that if you could find one that does, you'd be lucky.

    https://superuser.com/questions/655573/decrypt-google-chrome-passwords describes your issue. In that post, it mentions https://securityxploded.com/chromepassworddecryptor.php (not the one in the ad on that page, but on the page itself), but they said it didn't work at the time. Don't know about now. They said it's free but ad-supported. Don't know anything about the program though to know if it's free of malware etc. It's possible it might work if you load the copy of Login Data that's on the Windows 7 drive, but don't know.

    I think it'd just be easier to boot up the computer with the Win7 drive (don't worry about any of the driver issues etc.) and hopefully you can get far enough to log into your account and startup Opera. If you don't want to mess with the BIOS, you could just disconnect your main hard drive and hook up the Win7 one as the main for a minute to get your passwords.

  • @nexttooprahandthequeen said in transfer opera info:

    but what would I do to make it ask me my win7 password and let me access it?

    This is a quote from the ChromePass-homepage:

    • You may need to run ChromePass as administrator when reading passwords from external drive.
    • Reading ChromePass passwords from external drive: Starting from version 1.05, you can also read the passwords stored by Chrome Web browser from an external profile in your current operating system or from another external drive (For example: from a dead system that cannot boot anymore). In order to use this feature, you must know the last logged-on password used for this profile, because the passwords are encrypted with the SHA hash of the log-on password, and without that hash, the passwords cannot be decrypted. You can use this feature from the UI, by selecting the 'Advanced Options' in the File menu, or from command-line, by using /external parameter. The user profile path should be something like "C:\Documents and Settings\admin" in Windows XP/2003 or "C:\users\myuser" in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2008.

    Did you proceed according to it?

  • @yanta That sounds hopeful.

  • @burnout426

    Yes, at least according to the description, ChromePass should also be able to read the passwords in question under the special circumstances on nexttooprahandthequeen's computer. 🙂

    As for booting from the Windows 7 hard drive, I had concerns at first because @nexttooprahandthequeen wrote that his new motherboard/CPU were claimed to be incompatible with Windows 7, but after your post here, I also think this will still be an good option for him if ChromePass fails.

    That is why I am actually optimistic that he will be able to recover his passwords. So good luck for him!

  • @burnout426

    @yanta said in transfer opera info:

    @burnout426

    Yes, at least according to the description, ChromePass should also be able to read the passwords in question under the special circumstances on nexttooprahandthequeen's computer. 🙂

    As for booting from the Windows 7 hard drive, I had concerns at first because @nexttooprahandthequeen wrote that his new motherboard/CPU were claimed to be incompatible with Windows 7, but after your post here, I also think this will still be an good option for him if ChromePass fails.

    That is why I am actually optimistic that he will be able to recover his passwords. So good luck for him!

    good news people! I just realized not a single website login info saved on that opera profile is important to me whatsoever because I use chrome for all of my web activity! Now I would like thank the two of you, and not just thank the regular way, but actually note that you two are one of the few people in my long history of tech support seeking (I'm very far from being a tech person) who managed to offer so much help and compassion over this matter. You are truly brilliant for caring that much and I want to express my sincere gratitude. It would be nice if we could become friends and stay connected somewhere, provided you'd want that of course. Either way, what you do is noble and you deserve praise for that

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