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Export bookmarks in Opera Developer 25

  • 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

  • You also have to provide in the command line the file that contains the bookmarks in a json format. It's placed on your opera folder, and it's a file called, literally, Bookmarks, without extension.

    Usage: php opera25_to_html_bookmarks.php /path/to/opera/folder/Bookmarks output_file.html

  • Worked flawlessly. Thanks a lot!

  • Hey, this script is something I have desperately been looking for, but just to make sure, in windows 7 home premium 64 bit, where do I type php opera25tohtmlbookmarks.php /path/to/opera/folder/Bookmarks outputfile.html ?

    and.....when the html bookmarks file is created, how do I import it in opera 24?

    To clarify, Opera 25 is crashing my old pc big time so I need to revert back to opera 24, but I want to make sure I export all the bookmarks first.

    Thanks for any help?

  • You need to install PHP for Windows first. Never tried it myself and have always been using a Linux box to do it (or you can set up a virtual machine) but there are PHP binaries for the Windows platform out there as well. Just google it. After you've installed it open a command prompt and type the commands in it.

  • Thanks for the help gryzor, I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

  • I've written a bookmark export/import extension for Opera
    that can export (backup) bookmarks, or import bookmarks from Chrome,
    but it's not reviewed or approved yet, hopefully in the next couple days:

  • It's released now 🙂

  • Ahhh nice, let's try it... 🙂 Thanks!

  • Just what I was expecting for months! Thanks a lot! Saved my day!

  • eirishgal, i saved the bms by 'select all' then 'copy&paste' to another browser

  • Hei! I have been frustrated about the fact that bookmarks management was way easier in previous versions of Opera, as far as I remember.

    However, I found an extension that I hope can help those of you who want a simple solution.

    Look here:

    About the extension
    Downloads 9,851
    Category Productivity
    Version 4.2
    Size 9.8 KB
    Last update Nov. 17, 2014
    License Copyright 2014 escape75


    from Norway!

  • Copying files is absolutely no problem. I can do it in 8 different programming languages myself. I doubt anyone finds that task over whelming . What makes it hard is listening to less than stellar answers and trying to use them to do it. Just the few I read "its in the opera folder". Well unfortunately in PCs it has 4 different folders. Appdata low and roaming, program data as well as its install folder. Not counting the app data ones in each profile. Opera s pretty good at hiding the folders you need to change anything too. I haven't looked hard for the bookmark folder but I did look for the base file that you need to change or add programs to opera and after a very long time I just quit. I searched all the folders stated . By the fourth time though besides falling asleep my eyes were burning because I started so late so Its possible I just kept over looking it or it was namedd way different than the examples I seen. The only simple way to show directories is to copy / paste or type the default path its probably on. Opera folder is not a direction. More a group policy of all folders of opera. On the hard drive and in the computer are not helpful either btw.

  • @benpope82
    have you tried this extension for exporting bookmarks?

    you don't need to dig through profile folders, it will export it as HTML sorted in tree
    additionally with favicons

  • @vux777

    Excellent extension for a long time use.