Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  5. Bookmarks
  6. Widgets
  7. Notes
  8. Opera Link
  9. Content blocking
  10. Fraud Protection
  11. BitTorrent
  12. Display modes
  13. Developer tools
  14. Preferences
  15. Advanced Preferences
  16. Skins
  17. Keyboard shortcuts
  18. Using the mouse
  19. E-mail and news
  20. Feeds
  21. Chat
  22. Dialogs
  23. 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.

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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
Bookmarksopera6.adr
Certificate authoritiesopcacrt6.dat
Contactscontacts.adr
General settingsopera6.ini
Notesnotes.adr
Personal certificatesopcert6.dat
Searchessearch.ini
Site-specific settingsoverride.ini
Speed Dialspeeddial.ini
Wand datawand.dat
Widgetswidgets.adr

Note: To back up your Opera Widgets, you need to back up both the file widgets.adr and the folder /widgets.

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
Widgets/widgets