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How to restore opera synced data after formatting windows?

  • Hello everyone,

    Yesterday I did a backup (sync) of my opera before formatting everything on my SSD. And then ive reinstalled opera on this new windows. But once installed, I cannot see how to restore my stuff.

    I can see the button to login and make a new sync of my freshly installed browser. But I do not want to make a new backup and overwrite all my old data. I just fear that everything will be lost forever if I sync again with this empty browser. Am I right?

    So what are the proper procedures to restore the synced stuff from their cloud server back into my computer?

    Thank you,

  • @kabloui Just login to sync and Opera will get the synced data.

  • @kabloui And remember that Opera offers a synchronization service, not a backup one. In fact, a synchronization service should never be used as a backup service.

  • Thank you leogc,

    Ive logged in and it synced everything back to my browser, exept for the open tabs wich i had around 77 of them. But as i'm used to format my computer very often, I've kept a backup image of my old windows installation.

    Because I do not know a better way to restore everything as is, here is what I've done:
    First I made a backup of the folder named ''Opera Software'' in the %appdata% of the windows explorer
    Then installed opera in the new computer, and runned it once in order to create it's folder in the \AppData\Roaming directory.
    After that it's easy to crush that folder with the backup made earlier.
    And finally login to sync for restoring all the saved passwords.

    But for the sync part, it is not very obvious to kinda guess if I log in, if they will overwrite the old backed up stuff or to restore my data. Maybe it would had saved me some worries if it were a clearly shown button to give the choice to either overwrite, merge or restore the data saved on the sync server.

    What do you think?

  • @kabloui Did you look for your opened tabs by clicking on the tabs icon in sidebar or by typing opera://activity in address bar?