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  • @gp123 Morning after the "Opera crisis" the fix is still working.

    For the folks contacting me about applying this solution there is confusion about finding the "profile page". This is the folder that stores attributes about the Opera program. For Windows 7 it can be found at:

    C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    For Mac and W10 users, should be something similar

    Open this folder and delete the three "History" files cited. Then restart Opera. All should be OK.

  • @ljfried said in Opera Won't Open:

    @leocg sorry but I don't understand. I followed your instructions to get to Profile page but did not see anything about what "ftfire" posted - I mean deleting History, History Provider Cache, History-journal. Sorry if I'm doing something wrong. You are very nice to try to help me.

    If you go to Help / About and scroll down a little bit, you will find your install, profile and cache folders.

  • Problem seems solved (see other posts), but having invested about 4 hours on this and just about ready to switch back to Foxfire, I'm interested in knowing more:

    What caused the problem?
    Why did deleting 3 files fix the problem?
    What assurance that this will not happen again?

    Anyone know the answers???

  • @ljfried You wanted to know how to find the profile directory, I pointed how to find the path to it.

  • works!!! just copy and paste instructions in search bar and delete said files-Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @gp123 The problem didn't happen here, but usually when deleting a file solves a problem is because that file got corrupted somehow.

  • @jquartana I know that I look like a total jerk but I don't see any "instructions in search bar" when I copied and pasted and...do you copy and paste all three things (Install, Profile, Cache) or just Cache?

  • @ftfire Thank you, it worked

  • @ljfried
    C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    put this in search bar----

  • @ljfried said in Opera Won't Open:

    @jquartana I know that I look like a total jerk but I don't see any "instructions in search bar" when I copied and pasted and...do you copy and paste all three things (Install, Profile, Cache) or just Cache?

    You have to copy the profile path, open Windows Explorer (which you use to browse folders, or when you open the "Documents" icon, for example), paste the path in the address bar above, and then you can delete those files (if you don't mind losing such data). You can try renaming them to see if that works. Remember Opera must be closed before doing this.

  • @ftfire said in Opera Won't Open:

    This work for me. Go to your profile folder (My is for example here C:\Users\Ohaha\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable)

    Delete files:
    History
    History Provider Cache
    History-journal
    Restart Opera.

    Yes, that helps it seems, ty.
    But again, such issue first time i see.