How can I import Bookmarks/Favorites ??

  • Is it possible to import existing Bookmarks/Favorites to the Opera browser ??
    If yes, how can it be done ??

    Thanks

  • There are already an enormous number of threads about this!
    Basically, Opera 23 can only directly import bookmarks from earlier versions of Opera.
    You can install version 12.17, import your bookmarks into that (it can import from all common browsers) and then import them into 23 from 12.17.
    The next Opera version should have the ability to automatically import bookmarks from the default browser on the system when it's first run after installation.
    :-)

  • Open DOs box in Opera 23 program dir.
    Start launcher.exe on commandline (DOS box) with the following:

    launcher.exe --presto-small-prefs-dir="%APPDATA%\Opera\Opera\"

    This imports your old Opera 12 profile.

  • The OP didn't actually say that he was trying to import from an old version of Opera.
    It could be any browser.
    :-)

  • @tirgum

    There are ways to get bookmarks/favorites from third party browers to OPera 23. What browser are you trying to import your favorites from?

  • I had been using Opera since the paid version. But no Bookmarks still. Really???

    But until there's Bookmarks my solution. I hated leaving Opera btw.

    I found some Firefox addons that replace what I missed from Opera 12.16. They are:
    AniWeather 0.8.40, Disconnect 3.14.0, Disconnect Search 1.4.1, Duplicate In Tab Context Menu 1.0.0, FireGestures 1.8.7, Noia Theme Manager 2.0.0, Open Bookmarks in New Tab 0.1.2012122901, QuickJava 2.0.4, Speed Dial 0.9.6.16, Undo Closed Tabs Button 3.9.1, WOT 20131112, & Yet Another Context Search 1.31.

    I almost feel like I found an active Opera 12.16 fork. But not quite, I miss Presto it's faster.

  • For Firefox, all the bookmark functionality of the Opera Presto is replicated ( i think) with just two addons "Auto sort bookmarks" and "add bookmark here"

  • I think a bookmark manager like Chrookmarks for Chrome or Neater Bookmarks can help also. At a minimum, I like being able to hide the Personal Bookmarks Bar (to save space), and to get my bookmarks displayed, only when I click on the icon of my bookmarks manager extension.

  • @tirgum
    There are ways to get bookmarks/favorites from third party browers to OPera 23. What browser are you trying to import your favorites from?

    I am trying in 2 ways.

    1. From Firefox
    2. From saved favorites file (HTML page)

    I am using Opera 23.

  • Hello,

    would this thread help you?
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/923/opera-19-my-solution-for-import-bookmarks-from-other-browsers

    There were a few suggestions on how to import bookmarks from another browser to Opera.

    Regards

  • Hello,
    would this thread help you?
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/923/opera-19-my-solution-for-import-bookmarks-from-other-browsers
    There were a few suggestions on how to import bookmarks from another browser to Opera.
    Regards

    Thanks rafaeljvieira,

    That works, although it's not the best way to work with bookmarks (I used the solution their by operauser-1). I don't get how Opera 23 could miss such basic and important feature of importing bookmarks from other browsers or files, when all the other browsers have that same feature.

  • As I said earlier, the next version of Opera should include an automatic importer.
    Which browsers it will support hasn't been said, but I guess it will include all the usual major ones!
    :-)

  • The next version doesn't support importing. I'm using Opera 24.0.1558.53 and it is without a bookmark manager or organizer. It's inexplicable and a deal breaker. It's self-destructive programming. Of course, anyone who switches is going to want to keep their bookmarks. Mind boggling.

  • The next version doesn't support importing. I'm using Opera 24.0.1558.53 and it is without a bookmark manager or organizer. It's inexplicable and a deal breaker. It's self-destructive programming. Of course, anyone who switches is going to want to keep their bookmarks. Mind boggling.

    You can enable bookmarks on opera:flags and the access the bookmarks manager on opera://bookmarks/

  • The next version doesn't support importing. I'm using Opera 24.0.1558.53 and it is without a bookmark manager or organizer. It's inexplicable and a deal breaker. It's self-destructive programming. Of course, anyone who switches is going to want to keep their bookmarks. Mind boggling.

    You can enable bookmarks on opera:flags and the access the bookmarks manager on opera://bookmarks/

    I've got the same problem. I was using Opera 12.17 but this keeps crashing. I was told this wasn't the correct version for Win 8 so I downloaded Opera 24.0.1558.53.. When I upgraded nothing was mentioned during installation about importing my bookmarks.
    I can see how to bookmark pages I visit but haven't a clue how to 'import' my previous bookmarks, and there's quite a few.

    Unfortunately, I don't understand what is meant by 'You can enable bookmarks on opera:flags and the access the bookmarks manager on opera://bookmarks/'. Could someone explain in very simple terms what I'm supposed to do?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Type into your address bar - opera:flags

    Hit enter

    Now scroll down to Bookmarks and "enable" it

  • Hi @johnmac99, you can enable it as follows: go to the address bar, and type "opera:flags#bookmarks", then press enter, and then select "Enabled" from the drop-down list:

    opera:flags#bookmarks

    Restart the Opera, go to the address bar, and type "opera:bookmarks", press enter.

    Additionally (if you don't mind, of course, and maybe other users will benefit from this), you can also:

    1. press "Ctrl+D", to add the link to the Bookmarks Manager page on the Bookmarks Bar (to have easy access to the Bookmark Manager at a later time.),

    2. open a new tab, and drag and drop it from the Bookmarks Bar to the Speed Dial page:

    Opera - D&D bookmark from BB to SD

    1. after you open a web page, you can easily add it to the Bookmarks:
    • to the "unsorted": just click the "star icon" on the address bar, and click "View in bookmarks",

    • to other default folder: click on the "down-arrow" symbol, and select the name of one of the folders from the drop-down list,

    • create new folder, click on the "+" (or "New Folder"), and press enter (or click "Add" button), then click "View in bookmarks":
      Opera - BM star - add web page

    You can also add a web page to: Speed Dial, Stash, or the Bookmarks Bar, using the Heart menu:
    Opera - Heart menu :idea: \m/

  • I've actually copied the "Bookmarks" and "Bookmarks.bak" files from Chrome's User Data's path "C:\Users\Stoyan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" to the Opera Profile's path "C:\Users\Stoyan\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable" and replaced them. It's working pretty well and I think you can do it with most of the browsers.

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