Changing Opera Versions (Questions)

  • I've been having problems with Opera 12.17 font encoding that nobody else seems to be having. And no solutions in sight. So it's time to take more drastic actions.

    1. The easiest thing to try would be move from 32 bit to 64 bit. See if that shakes the problem out. Can I install 64 bit on top of 32 bit, or do I have to remove 32 bit first.

    2. Is there any reason not to use the 64 bit version? Does it understand the 32 bit book mark file?

    Is it possible to have Opera 12.17 and version 23 installed in different folders on the same computer, including different appdata folders?

  • Afaik Windows will put the x64 version on a different path so 32 and 64 bits programas don't mess with each other.

    Is there any reason not to use the 64 bit version?

    The only one i know would be to not have a 64 bit OS.

    Does it understand the 32 bit book mark file?

    Yes and they will probably share the same profile folder.

    Is it possible to have Opera 12.17 and version 23 installed in different folders on the same computer, including different appdata folders?

    Yes. Opera Presto and Opera Blink uses different profile folders.

  • 64 bit doesnt help with fonts, however, being a fresh install with default settings it could help just from being that. All three are completely separate programs that just happen to have a similar name, and can be installed and work separately. So it is possible to use 12/32bit, 12/64bit ans 2x on the same computer together. 12 can export bookmarks into a html formatted file, so there are no problems with porting them, at least not to other Operas or Firefox.

  • Thanks for all the info. I think I will try a fresh install of 64 bit version 12 separate from the 32 bit version.

    But I have another question. My copy of Opera puts its data into AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera. And the program files in Program Files (x86).

    Now, I assume the 64 bit version will install into Program Files that does not have "x86" in it's name. But where does it put the data. It can't go in AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera, because then it would collide with what I already have. What does it do? I'd like to know in advance to I can watch for how this is going.

  • No need to reply to my previous post. I got it installed. If I have any questions I'll ask in a new thread.

    Thanks to everyone!

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