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[Solved] Opera endless loop of crashes. Cannot assess profile location to reset

  • I installed Opera on a Mac running macOS 13 Mojave and tried syncing my account. Instead, the browser would crash about 3-4 seconds after starting up, which does not quite allow me to go under any sort of menu to determine the location of my user profile and attempt to fix it at the file-system level.

    All that crashing started precisely after I opted-in to the "sync password too" feature.

    I am on the verge of uinstalling and cursing and cursing again, but perhaps there is a way to fix the situation? Where is my Opera user profile on mac OS 13? (Library > Application support doesn't list any Opera directory, and I have no Home > Library directory either).

  • Okay for anyone running into the same problem I managed to fix it myself:

    • using the Finder: make sure your Finder is set to show hidden files and folders; then in a Terminal prompt, paste the following: defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES (replace with NO to back track), then go to Home > Library > Application Support and delete the folder named "com.operasoftware.Opera"
    • using the Terminal: rm -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.operasoftware.Opera (this instructs the Terminal to delete the offending folder)

    Now Opera should stop pooping on you.

  • For the record, works on Opera 69.0.3686.49 x86_64 installed from official .rpm package.