Export bookmarks in Opera Developer 25

  • Hey,
    I need to format my computer. Since Sync is only experimental, how do I backup my bookmarks without using Opera Link?
    Going to write out all my passwords and usernames I suppose since Link can't do passwords..

    Must say I'm rather disappointed though that Opera had these features, and instead of adding them to Blink Opera, works on tab previews, stash, and discover..But, whatever..I just need to back things up so I can format..

    Thanks for any help!

  • Somehow I missed a topic that was also done today on exporting..I must have missed it..Will try to bookmark manager..Isn't there a file that I can backup or something?

  • You can save bookmarks* .* from Opera's profile folder.

  • Where do I find that?
    Thinking of moving to Firefox..The lack of sync/link is too much of a pain in the butt..I can't even format without having to worry about my passwords/bookmarks..It's a pain to move to Firefox since I can no longer export bookmarks to .html files though..Knew I should have stuck with Opera 12 lol

  • Go back to Opera 12.17 then... no problem.

  • Ya, but can I move my bookmarks from Opera 23 to Opera 12? I need my bookmarks..

  • Ya, but can I move my bookmarks from Opera 23 to Opera 12? I need my bookmarks..

    Not directly afaik.

    Where do I find that?

    You can see the path to your profile folder on Menu > About Opera.

  • While it will be a huge time consumer, I did find a way to "save" my bookmarks. I was able to go to my various bookmark folders, select a bookmarked item and drag the link to the Favorites folder in Internet Explorer. I was then able to save the bookmark in IE.

    This will require rebuilding 16 folders and over a thousand links, but at least they won't be completely lost, and theoretically, I'll then have a "bookmarks" file that I can use for other browsers.

    It looks like, with version 23.0.1 anyway, that's as good as it's going to get.

  • Thank you, I'll give that a try tonight! Sure is a lot of work though..

  • I made simple a script to parse Opera 25 Bookmarks JSON file to an HTML that works imported on Chrome and should work on other browsers, since it's been based on a Firefox bookmarks html file. Read header comments in script for more details.

    You need php with cli support to run the script. Hope it's of use for anyone as a workaround, as it's being for me.

    The link: https://gist.github.com/alesegdia/e88f3bd23a5fd83fc3a9

  • Razieliyo, that's an excellent script ("soy una url"... lol 😄 ), but it doesn't handle imported bookmarks or the bookmarks in the bookmark bar... I have hundreds of "imported" bookmarks with no way to import to the "regular" list...

  • hey! lol, I forgot to remove debugging stuff =D! about the script, well, I made it for my current needs, but I'll change it when I have a little time (not very sure when I'll do), I think those bookmarks are also inside that file, so I guess it'll be no problem.

  • So, gryzor, the script has been updated!

    Now it exports all folders, even empty ones. Importing the output file has been tested with chrome. Also, I don't have imported bookmarks on Opera so I couldn't test that, but bookmarks bar are exported, even empty folders, so I guess exporting everything you have on Opera 25 developer bookmarks will work just fine, even imported bookmarks (importing import export exported imported exporting).

    As previously said, you need php-cli in order to run the script. More details on the script itself.

    Hope you use it, it has been a while to change it, so make it worth! 😉

    THE LINK: https://gist.github.com/alesegdia/e88f3bd23a5fd83fc3a9

  • Thanks man, you rule. Really useful... I wonder how long till Opera does that internally. What a bummer!

  • How hard can it be to copy a folder? Just click on About Opera, and the location is there. In Windows 7 it should be: C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable. The bookmarks file is in that folder, which is your Opera profile. Right click on the folder, and save it where you want. You can copy the folder to a flash drive, dvd, zip, whatever. It should take a minute or two, that's all . . . It's not a bummer. It's simple. Or go into the profile, Opera Stable, and just save the bookmarks file in it. If you have the profile, you're saving more than bookmarks -- the Speed Dial, Stash, preferences, etc. So if you have the space, just save the whole profile. Otherwise, save the bookmarks file in the profile.

  • How hard can it be to copy a folder? Just click on About Opera, and the location is there. In Windows 7 it should be: C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable. The bookmarks file is in that folder, which is your Opera profile. Right click on the folder, and save it where you want. You can copy the folder to a flash drive, dvd, zip, whatever. It should take a minute or two, that's all . . . It's not a bummer. It's simple. ...

    @lem729, I think the thread kind of morphed in the middle to a topic, not so much about backing up the bookmarks file while formatting a drive per the OP, over to "exporting" the bookmarks file to other browsers. It's new Opera's inability to "export" that I believe elicited the remarks about a script (and the lack of a native export capability being a "bummer"). Just trying to clarify... 😉

  • Blackbird71 got it right - this is not about just getting to the bookmarks, it's about exporting them in a format that can be handled afterwards.

  • Why it is not possible in any way to export my Opera's version 24.0 to a file, to be imported later or in other computer, etc...

    That's a big miss by Opera developers.

  • How hard can it be to copy a folder? Just click on About Opera, and the location is there. In Windows 7 it should be: C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable. The bookmarks file is in that folder, which is your Opera profile. Right click on the folder, and save it where you want. You can copy the folder to a flash drive, dvd, zip, whatever. It should take a minute or two, that's all . . . It's not a bummer. It's simple. Or go into the profile, Opera Stable, and just save the bookmarks file in it. If you have the profile, you're saving more than bookmarks -- the Speed Dial, Stash, preferences, etc. So if you have the space, just save the whole profile. Otherwise, save the bookmarks file in the profile.

    It's not hard. The problem is that the file "bookmarks" is not compatible with nothing else!!! Just try to copy that file to a previous Opera like Opera 18.x for instance, or any other browser. If that file was compatible and "importable" by other browsers like Firefox or IE this would not be a problem, but as it is in the moment is a very big problem because if I don't like these newer versions of Opera (and I really don't) because it seems to rely very much on the Opera cloud and things take longer to open because of Opera's servers and etc, I should be able to EXPORT all bookmarks to a previous Opera version for instance, but that's not possible! You can't do it. Period. And if you do, please tell me how.

  • @razieliyo

    Can you please explain how to run that script to me? I use windows and tried to run it like:
    G:\php\php.exe G:\opera25_to_html_bookmarks.php

    I have no idea how to do any of this.

    It says:

    Warning: file_get_contents(): Filename cannot be empty in G:\opera25_to_html_boo
    kmarks.php on line 61

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in G:\opera25_to_html_bookmarks
    .php on line 66

    Warning: file_put_contents(): Filename cannot be empty in G:\opera25_to_html_boo
    kmarks.php on line 80

Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Opera forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.