Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  5. Bookmarks
  6. Extensions
  7. Opera Widgets
  8. Notes
  9. Geolocation
  10. Opera Link
  11. Opera Turbo
  12. Opera Unite
  13. Content blocking
  14. Fraud and Malware Protection
  15. BitTorrent
  16. Display modes
  17. Developer tools
  18. Preferences
  19. Advanced Preferences
  20. Skins
  21. Keyboard shortcuts
  22. Using the mouse
  23. Email and news
  24. Feeds
  25. Chat
  26. Dialogs
  27. Auto-update
  28. Backing up Opera

Backing up Opera

It is recommended that you regularly back up your most important Opera files. You should also always back up your files before upgrading.

The tips below are also useful if you need to move your Opera files from one computer to another.

Press Page Down and Page Up to switch slides

Locating your files

From the menus, choose Help > About Opera, or go to opera:about to find the exact paths for your profile and data folders.

Selecting files

Not all files and folders listed below will be relevant for all users. If you have made no changes to the keyboard, mouse, toolbar, or menu setups, for example, there is no reason to make copies.

Files to back up
DescriptionFile name
Blocked contenturlfilter.ini
Bookmarksbookmarks.adr
Certificate authoritiesopcacrt6.dat
Contactscontacts.adr
General settingsoperaprefs.ini
Notesnotes.adr
Personal certificatesopcert6.dat
Searchessearch.ini
Site-specific settingsoverride.ini
Speed Dialspeeddial.ini
Password Manager datawand.dat
Folders to back up
DescriptionFolder name
E-mail, newsgroups, chat, and feeds /mail
Sessions - saved window setups /sessions
Skins /skin
Keyboard setup /keyboard
Mouse setup /mouse
Menu setup /menu
Toolbar setup /toolbar