This morning Opera was fine. All my bookmarks were there. In fact, there were all there when I closed the browser, but when I went to open it again about a half hour later, they were completely gone. After finding this forum I searched to see if someone else had the problem and a solution. I found one, but their solution does not work for me. I can find no way to restore the bookmarks backup. I had many bookmarks. I find it interesting that I can still access my cookies, my history, even autofill, but no bookmarks. I don't fancy starting over and I'm not happy about losing the bookmarks.
The other person who had the problem said he right clicked on the bookmarks and boommarks.bak files and got a dialog box that allowed him to restore. Looking at his screenshot, I looked for the same, but I don't get that dialog box when I right click. (I'm using Vista). I can open the files in Opera which open as html code which is no help either. Is there a solution or am I stuck with starting over? And what if they disappear again. And what is this about doing backups?