Backup your Opera files
It is recommended that you regularly back up your most important Opera files. Opera recommends backing up your files before upgrading, as well.
Locating your files is the first step. From the main menu, select About Opera, or go to
opera:about to find the exact paths for your profile and data folders.
Not all files and folders listed below will be relevant for all users.
Files to back up
||Your bookmarks' metadata, for example name and location|
||Your bookmarks' associated thumbnail images|
||Your cookies (may not be essential, but you'll need to sign back in to web services if deleted)|
||Data about your current browsing session including open tabs, location on the page, form data, etc.|
||Cookies associated with your installed extensions, for example location data for a weather extension|
||Favicons associated with pages added to your bookmarks bar|
||Your browsing history|
||Data associated with sites you visit that use Mozilla's IndexedDB API, a structured database indexing system|
||Your internal browser preferences, such as the last-seen version number and download location|
||Your saved, encrypted passwords readable only on the machine that created them|
||Your current browsing preferences and information about your profile|
||The location of links you've already visited used by Opera to display them as visited|
||Your Autofill and other data imported from IE7|
Folders to back up
||A storage area for your extensions' rules that need to be persisted|
||A storage area for your extension's states that need to be persisted|
||Your installed extensions|
||A storage area where your installed extensions can store local data|
||A storage area where sites you visit, your extensions and Opera can store local data|
||A storage area for synchronized browsing data (sync services should still work if deleted, but your Opera account may become unstable)|
||A storage area where sites you visit can store local data|
||A storage area for your downloaded or manually-installed themes|
If Opera crashes
There are a few steps you can take to help restore your Opera browser to working order. Even if the steps here help you, sending Opera a crashlog report, including details of what you were doing when Opera froze, helps us fix future browsers. This way we can help others that may experience the same problem.
If Opera crashes, a dialog displays asking if you want to send a report about the problem. The report includes technical details of the crash and any relevant comments you wish to include. This information helps make Opera even more stable and reliable. Provide some details about what you were doing with the browser when it crashed into the text field, then click Send Report.
If restarting the browser application does not solve the problem, you may want to download and install a clean version. We recommend you back up your Opera files before clean installing.
To clean install Opera:
- Uninstall the Opera application from your computer.
- Delete your Opera profile data.
- Download the latest version of Opera.
- Install your new, clean version.
If a clean install solves the issue, you can copy over your backed up files into your new Opera profile. If this causes Opera to crash again, remove your browsing data.
If Opera still crashes, submit a bug report. Compress your Opera profile folder using .zip, .rar, or 7zip, and send it along with your report. If you find the file that makes Opera crash, specify this in the bug report.
A note on older versions
While we recommend that you use the latest version of Opera, we understand that sometimes this might not be possible, depending on your hardware and operating system. Opera may run on older hardware and older versions of operating systems; however, it is likely that it will be less usable. You can download some earlier versions of Opera that may work with your system from the Opera FTP archive. Be aware that these versions are no longer supported, meaning they may be prone to decreased security and/or stability.
Report issues with sites or with the browser
Some websites and services may not function exactly as you would expect in Opera. This could be caused by website authors tailoring their services for one particular web browser.
If a site is not displaying or behaving correctly in Opera, you can let us know about it. Visit our bug report wizard to tell us about the issue. Please specify how severe you think the problem is and add a comment detailing your experience.