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All Extensions gone after copying Profile to new laptop

  • Hi folks!

    I've got a little problem over here...

    On my desktop PC I copied everything under:
    Profile: C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    Most settings were adapted:

    • Interface and Browser settings
    • Search Engines
    • Autofill Data
    • Shortcuts
    • Languages and Spell Check
    • History
    • Bookmarks
    • Speed Dial

    but some were not:

    • Passwords (no big deal, I can import them from a previously exported CSV)
    • Extensions => now, that just sucks!

    Is there anything I can do to get my Extensions back?

    😖 😞 😢 😭

  • @celadyn Reinstall then using the developer mode in the extensions manager page.

  • @leocg said in All Extensions gone after copying Profile to new laptop:

    @celadyn Reinstall then using the developer mode in the extensions manager page.

    Erm, what exactly do you mean?

  • @celadyn

    • Go to the extensions page and enable developer mode
    • Click Load unpacked
    • From you back up, select the Extensions folder, then the sub-folder with the extensions you want to reinstall and, finally, the folder with the version of the extension.
  • @leocg said in All Extensions gone after copying Profile to new laptop:

    @celadyn

    • Go to the extensions page and enable developer mode
    • Click Load unpacked
    • From you back up, select the Extensions folder, then the sub-folder with the extensions you want to reinstall and, finally, the folder with the version of the extension.

    OK, finally I have my Extensions back. About 20, I didn't count.

    But I found out, that Opera deletes the Extensions folder inside my profile folder each time I launch Opera.
    What I had to do is, first, launch Opera (it then removes all Extensions - OK, whatever), then with Opera running copy back all Extensions (the Extensions folder) and, finally, "load unpacked Extensions" via the button under Developer Mode (which I had already enabled).
    At least most Extensions were loaded. With one extension Opera told me that the "manifest" file is corrupted or something. I don't even know which Extension that was. Anyway...

    The other problem is, that some extensions settings are gone too. For example, I use the V7 Sessions Extension, where I can save opened tabs and windows as sessions, or the V7 Notes Extension, where I can save copied text from a website to Notes.

    All are gone! That really sucks! I have it all saved inside my Opera profile folder and just wanted to copy it to another installation (my laptop) and Opera kills it all. I am very disappointed. Why does Opera do this?

    Google Chrome, for example, stores all extensions in my account and when I reinstall Chrome somewhere else and login, all my Extensions are back too, with all their settings and data.

    I think, it's time that Opera adds Extensions to their "Opera Sync", which they should improve or better said: repair (because now it is not working very well sometimes).

    Enough said,
    is there any other way to get my Extensions and their data back in a batch process?

    Any hints highly appreciated.
    Kind regards.
    Celadyn