RE: Opera keeps randomly resetting itself over and over again
Don't know if it's the cause but shutting down the computer with programs running is not recommended since it may lead to such kind of issue.
That was back in the Windows XP days, nowadays the OS takes care of this, since the times of Win 7. Have you never seen the "X programs are still opened and you might lose data - WAIT/SHUTDOWN ANYWAY" screen? All software is gracefully shut down by the OS.
If this is an issue, then its a new problem that needs to be solved by itself, as Windows 10 is definitely not doing it with other software.
If you do some changes, close Opera and then reopen it, are the changes kept?
Yes! No matter what. Until the day it decides to reset itself.
Is the "Bookmarks" file stored in the same folder as settings and extensions? Leo? If so, it's weird. Unless there's synchronisation involved.
Yes it is. No sync involved at all.
Mr Ro, you tried uninstalling? You said "Portable" - it worked well?
I had the classic install. It started behaving like this, then I tried portable, no difference whatsoever.
Are there settings that are kept intact?
Settings, no. If you refer strictly to Settings, they're all gone.
What's your anti-malware dude there? Any additional cleaning software? Registry boosters? Optimisers?
I use F-Secure Antivirus (no specific reason other than that I had a free license as a gift for a printer I ordered at my local IT shop).
Scanned for other bad stuff with ADW Cleaner.
I am an IT guy, so I don't use stuff like optimizers and boosters and such.
One thing I noticed it's that Opera creates folders named after the version where each version's exe is started after an update. First of all, this seems to be a stupid thing to do if you ask me, and might lead to such problems, why not just replace old files/delete obsolete ones/add the new ones?
The last folder was created today when the problem occurred the last time, I will track to see if it's linked to these folders being created.