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Signing in to Sync freezes Opera completely

  • I can normally sign into my Opera account (as can be seen from the fact I'm sending this post), and I see that I have a half-thousand bookmarks, hundred saved passwords and so on, but I cannot sync them from my browser. I recently reinstalled the OS, and whenever I try to login from the browser UI (as opposed to from the website), I just get a spinning arc and opera freezes completely. Not even the close button works, I have to use xkill to kill it. I have left it for 15 minutes, I have reinstalled Opera from scratch, deleted .config/opera, nothing seems to help.

    1. Did anyone encounter such a problem before, and have you managed to solve it?
    2. Is there a way to at least export my bookmarks from the Opera account, so I can import them into Firefox (or any other browser)?
  • Try to turn off all other sync data - "history", "settings", "open tabs"

  • @adasiko Where do I turn it off? I suppose I should log in first, and I can't do that.

  • Delete the broken .config/opera, and replace the entire folder with one from your backup.

  • @thomasmca Thank you. In fact it was just a matter of time: I left it over the night, and in the morning it was synced. Still, weird that the process was completely blocked for over an hour. I'm not sure your approach would have worked, since the OS is different - and I didn't really backup my dot folders. blush

  • @vedgar it took me around 15mins recently, very misleading process, as I almost uninstalled completly Opera because of this issue.

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