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Opera 29 - Won't Open/Start

  • It was working fine earlier, but won't open now. I've tried reinstalling multiple times, and it always does the same thing:
    Mouse cursor has a loading circle for a few seconds.
    Task manager shows two Opera instances (one around 4mb, another around 40mb) and an opera_crashreporter.exe instance. These remain indefinitely - with no browser opening - until I end them manually.

    I've tried various combinations of ending tasks, none have worked. To reiterate, reinstallation has not worked. When I reinstall, I haven't deleted my Opera files, just the browser (as the only reason I'm trying so hard to get Opera back are my open tabs). And just to clarify, I didn't update last night or anything. It was working perfectly fine when I closed it this morning, but won't work after being off the computer for a few hours.

    Can anyone help me fix this, or at the very least, give me a way to import/transport my tabs (without opening Opera, obviously) to an older version/different browser?

  • IIRC there are three files in your profile folder that deal with the 'Continue where I left off' option and they all start with the word 'session'. Copying those over should allow you to access your tabs on another computer,

  • I don't seem to have a profile folder or any files beginning with "session". I didn't make a profile on Opera originally so that could be why (unless it's supposed to save guest sessions, too).

  • Go into Opera Menu > About Opera. Under Paths, what does it have listed next to Profile?

  • I don't seem to have a profile folder

    Usually it's in "users/<username>/appdata/roaming/Opera Software/Opera Stable" (or similar depending on the OS).

    Make sure you have set your Windows Explorer to show hidden folders and files.