My machine just crashed and Opera decided that when I reopened it after the crash it would install an update overtop of my saved session, destroying it. As far as I can see there is no way to recover -- the open session seems to have overwritten the saved files, and of course I had no way of knowing it ate the saved files except to resume as usual and find I couldn't. Thus I have lost about 50 tabs saved up over the course of about 3 months. There is no way I am going through months of browser history to try to find the files I wanted.
I am frustrated and appalled that Opera can't handle this better. Backups are 1970s tech and should be a no-brainer.
I'm also not happy that all those extra search engines I specifically removed have come back without my permission at the same time that all my data was eaten. I do not want password saving, social media support, synchronization across devices, speed dial, VPN, integrated teleconferencing or any other fancy crap. I want a robust browser which can reliably resume a previous session, and apparently Opera isn't it.
If anyone knows of a way to recover the session, I would appreciate your help.