Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Newest Opera Mail: Problems restoring mailbox from older version

  • I upgraded to newest Opera and Opera Mail yesterday. Previously I used an older version where browser and mail client were still combined (I think 12.xx).
    Opera Mail crashed while importing my mail from the old browser ("not responding"), so that I had to force quit.
    All mail headers from the previous mailbox are there in the new Opera Mail but all messages are empty.
    Any ideas how I could try again/find my mail contents? The import option I used in the first attempt is no longer available in the Import menu.

  • Close down Opera Mail and delete its "mail" folder (see help -> about Opera Mail for the location). When you start Opera Mail back up, that import option you want should reappear. Before doing anything else, try it again and be really, really patient.

    The other way to do it is to replace Opera Mail's mail folder with the mail folder from Opera 12.x. In addition, you'll want to copy contacts.adr, opcert6.dat, operaprefs.ini and wand.dat from Opera 12.x over to Opera Mail (replacing existing Opera Mail copies). They're in the preferences folder. See Help -> About Opera in both Opera 12.x and Opera Mail. Then, before you open up Opera Mail again, edit Opera Mail's new operaprefs.ini (that you copied over from Opera 12.x) and remove any lines that have a path in them so that Opera uses the default location for things. If you use a custom mail folder location though, make sure to keep the Mail Root Directory line.