@zalex108 Thanks for the reply.
The Decryptor app works on the fresh OS install, but if I try to decode the old LoginData file (just replaced the new one for testing to see how it goes), it will only recover usernames. I am now in the process of converting the TIB file from Acronis to VHD and I will attempt to boot from it, or maybe use it on a VM as a HDD. I do have a feeling that it will require the passphrase and it will only give the usernames again, and while I do suspect what the passphrase was, I am hardly sure about that.
Thing is, we're on the net, and people are used to be able to recover things they forgot with a simple authentication code sent to their email, or even a 2 step authentication on the phone. There should be no way in hell 100 passwords could disappear in smoke just like that. I relied on the Opera account to remember stuff so I don't have to, outside the essentials. I mean, who would remember 100 passwords, each 10-15 characters, all with numbers and capitals?
TL;Dr/suggestion: People should be able to recover their stuff if they forget things like the passphrase. once their identity is proven with a confirmation email and so on, they should be able to download/sync/import the passwords.