Issues and crashes

Make sure you back up all your Opera files

Backups of your Opera most critical files are a must. Opera strongly recommends that you back up all files before updating.

Finding your files is the initial step. For the precise paths of your files and folders go to Opera.

All files and folders below may not be pertinent to everyone.

Back up files

Type the name of your file


Metadata for your bookmarks such as location and name


Bookmarks thumbnail images


Although cookies are not essential, you must sign in again to access web services after they have been deleted.

Current Session

This includes data about your browsing sessions, such as open tabs and page location.

Extension Cookies

Cookies are stored in extensions you have installed, like location data to a weather extension.


Your bookmarks can now include Favicons that are associated with specific pages

The History

History of browsing

Local State

The internal browser preference, including the version number of your last seen and where you downloaded it.

Login Information

All passwords are encrypted and saved. They can be accessed only by the original machine.


Current browsing preferences, information about your account

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Opera will display the locations of all links visited previously.

Web Data

Imported data for autofills and other information from IE7

To back up, you will need folders

Description of folder name

Extension Rules

Your extensions’ rules should be stored in a safe place.

Extension State

Storage area to store your extensions’ states.


The extensions you have installed


Site data associated with Mozilla’s IndexedDBAP, which is a structured indexing system for databases.

Local Extensions

Your extensions’ local data can be stored in a storage space

Local Storage

This storage area can hold local data from the sites that you visit and extensions. Opera also has this capability.

Sync Data

An area to store synchronized browsing information (synchronized services will still function if deleted but Opera accounts may become instabile).


You can save local data in the storage area at your sites.


Your downloaded and manually installed themes can be stored in this storage area

If Opera crashes

To restore Opera to its original state, there are several steps that you can take. Opera can help with future browser problems by sending Opera a crashlog. By doing this, we can assist others who might be facing the same problem.

Opera may crash. A dialog will appear asking if you would like to submit a problem report. This report will include technical information and comments about the incident. Opera is made more stable and reliable by this data. In the text box, provide details of what you did with Opera when it crashed and then click on Send report.

Restarting the browser app does not fix the problem. You might want to install a newer version. You should make sure you have a backup of your Opera files prior to installing.

Clean install Opera

  1. You can uninstall Opera on your computer.
  2. Delete your Opera profile data.
  3. The latest Opera version is available.
  4. Your new clean version is now available.

If you are able to resolve the problem with a clean install, copy your backups into your Opera profile. Removing browsing data can fix Opera’s crash.

Report a problem with Opera if it crashes still. or.rar to compress your Opera profile folder and attach it with your bug report. Notify Opera if you locate the file responsible for Opera’s crash.


Opera uses only the files you provide to reproduce the issue. If sensitive files have been removed, it is possible to fix the problem. You can find more information at our

Opera uses only the files you provide to reproduce the issue. To protect your privacy, you can choose to delete files that may contain sensitive data. However, Opera cannot reproduce the crash and will not fix it if these files are removed. You can find more information in our Privacy statement.

Report a problem

Opera might not be able to recognize some websites and services. It could happen because website authors have customized their services to one web browser.

Opera allows you to report any site that is not correctly displaying in Opera.

From the Mac menu select Help > Report a Problem. Windows and Linux: Select > Help Report a problem.

Comment below to describe your experience.

For more information, please use the bug reporting wizard.

Opera automatically will install the latest version of Opera when it becomes available. You can complete the update by relaunching Opera. Our blog will show you what’s been changed – improvements and bug fixes.

Also, you can manually verify for updates. To do so:

  1. Opera will open (the Opera O Logo option on Windows and Linux or Opera from the toolbar for Mac).
  2. Click Updating & Recovery.
  3. The Check For Updatebutton is available.
  4. After downloading the updates, click update.

Opera will launch after it finishes. The browser will launch in its latest version, according to the startup preferences.

You will find the most current version of your browser at the top.

Opera browser recovery

Opera may need to be restored to the default state in order to resolve issues you’re having with it.

To recover your Opera browser:

    1. Simply click on the

      O Menu

      Button (Windows and Linux)


      Use the toolbar to access (Mac)

    2. Click

      Update and Recovery

    3. Click

      You can recover…

    4. Click Recover to choose a recovery method.

Two options exist for recovering:

Reset Opera settings to keep my data. You can also remove extensions from the browser and erase temporary data such as cookies. You will lose your history, bookmarks and saved passwords.

Reset me data and Opera This will restore your default search engine, delete pinned tabs, reset your browser settings and make it more efficient. You can also remove all bookmarks, history and saved passwords.

Use an offline installer to install Opera

Opera can also be installed to your system later using the offline install package. You can store the offline installer package on a USB stick for later use. An offline installer package will be useful if you are unable to connect your computer to the Internet while the installation is being done.

Opera can be downloaded and installed using an offline installer.

    1. Click here

    2. Simply click on the

      Start downloading now

      Scroll down or click the button to select a system download, Windows Mac, Linux.

    3. The installer file can be downloaded to your PC or saved to a removable storage device.

    4. Transfer the file to your computer, where you wish to install Opera.

    5. Next, open the file.