[Solved]moving old "Login Data" file from old hard drive to new hard drive
Roachmanfwa last edited by leocg
Hi there. I had a problem with my old hard drive & Windows installation. The OS got so corrupted that it was unrepairable. I got a new hard drive & reinstalled Opera with my same username & password. That was when I discovered that sync didn't sync passwords by default - AAAARGHHH!!!!! Anyway, the data on the old drive is still accessible, so I want to use the old Opera Login Data file on the new hard drive so that I can recover all of my passwords. Is there any way to do that?
burnout426 last edited by
If you were able to run Opera on the old hard drive with the old Windows installation, you could have exported your passwords to a csv file and then imported them into Opera on the new setup.
On the old Opera, you'd goto the URL
opera://settings/passwordsand click the kebab menu (3 vertical dots) to export your usernames and passwords to a csv file. Then, in the new Opera, you'd goto
opera://flags/#PasswordImport, enable the flag, restart Opera and import the csv file from the same kebab menu in
But, since you can't run that OS and Opera on it, you're out of luck.
I think there's a trick to get Opera/Chrome to store passwords in the Login Data file unencrypted so that you can transfer the file to another computer. I forget the method though. But again, it requires that you run Opera/Chrome on the old OS and user account first.
Roachmanfwa last edited by
Thanks everybody for your depressing words lol. Funny thing, though - I enabled the "sync passwords" switch on my new Opera installation and they eventually showed up - all 200+ of them! So I'm not mad at Opera anymore! And I'll be sure to be sure that my passwords are ALWAYS sync'd!