Use of multiple profiles with seperate bookmarks and opening incognito after creating a new profile
semafelix last edited by leocg
I would like to create a seperate user profile that has seperate bookmarks but the same settings.
I tried using --user-data-dir but I don't know how to copy settings from the default profile to this one.
Is there a way to copy the entire profile including preferences, bookmarks, settings etc.?
I mainly want to launch Opera GX in incognito on one profile and have different bookmarks compared to launching incognito on an another profile.
I managed to create a seperate --user-data-dir but launching incognito from the default browser shortcut made it launch in the new profile, no previous settings etc.
Any help regarding this matter?
How do I copy all the settings and launch incognito in seperate profiles?
burnout426 last edited by
Create a new shortcut named "Opera GX Private" with the command:
"%LocalAppData%\Programs\Opera GX\launcher.exe" "--user-data-dir=%AppData%\Opera Software\Opera GX Private" --incognito
"%ProgramFiles%\Opera GX\launcher.exe" "--user-data-dir=%AppData%\Opera Software\Opera GX Private" --incognito
depending on whether your Opera GX install is a current-user install or an all-user install. Or, goto the URL
opera://aboutfor the install path.
Then, while all Opera instances are closed, you can delete everything in the "Opera GX Private" folder, and copy everything over from the "Opera GX Stable" folder. As you'll see at the URL
opera://about, there's a cache folder too that you can copy everything in it over to the other if you want.
Then, you can customize the bookmarks in the private GX profile.
Just note that whenever you launch a file type or protocol associated with Opera GX, it's going to open in the regular Opera GX profile unless you modify the commands in the Windows registry.
semafelix last edited by semafelix
Thank you both, it worked.
However now (or since yesterday) my bookmarks sort to the bottom instead of the top, do you know any way to fix this?