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Transferring profile etc from one PC to a new one

  • On the help pages, I can find no description I do understand as to how to go about:
    I have one laptop with Windows 7, still working with Opera browser (v. 26.0) and Opera Mail (v. 1.0), but with defect communication ports.
    Then I have one new laptop with Windows 8, where I have installed Opera browser (v. 26.0) and Opera Mail (v. 1.0).
    Now, I want to transfer all content, profiles, etc from the old to the new ones.
    The help pages refer to "About Opera" and "About Mail" pages, where they tell about files to back up and files and folders used. Should I simply copy the files mentioned there, and no other files in the named folders, from the old PC and overwrite the corresponding ones on the new installation?
    Or should I also copy the entire folders mentioned?
    Or just the entire folders?
    The help files do not give any help on this as far as I can understand.



  • You can do it either way I believe.
    The usual advice is to back the folder/files from the zero install up first - in case something goes wrong.

  • You may realize, that you can't transfer the saved Logins of Opera 26 between PCs or Windows accounts.
    Thats because of encryption of Login data bound to the Windows account on the PC where you ran Opera.

  • Thank you both for answering. However, your answers are a bit too technical, as are the Help-pages. Anyhow, it now seems to work, and I got it all transferred by doing as follows:

    I copied all the files and entire folders mentioned on the About-pages, and copied them as replacements on my new installation on my new PC with Windows 8. As to Opera Mail, the email server returned"Applicaton-specific password required:", which I slowly understood had to do with 2 step security system. I had to go to that page at Google and get a new security code to use as password in Opera Mail.