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Keep Opera profile on USB key ( standalone )

  • Perhaps this was discussed before, but my search skills were failing me. I wanted a standalong copy of Opera that was completely on my USB key (bookmarks, passwords, cache, history, the works). I believe I found a solution.

    See: https://www.chromium.org/user-experience/user-data-directory

    I created the following apple script for use with my setup.

    do shell script "/Volumes/UDISK/Opera_28.app/Contents/MacOS/Opera --user-data-
    dir=/Volumes/UDISK/Users/$USER/Library/Application\\ Support/OperaPersonal > /dev/null 2>&1 &"
    

    I run the script from my USB key and it starts Opera with the profile stored on my USB key (UDISK). See the above link for details and how to have the script show Opera's Icon in your applications folder.

    What I did as well was to copy the existing working profile (bookmarks, etc.) from my work computer to the USB key. The existing profile for your setup can be found in opera:about