Moving Opera 9 Bookmarks File To Another Partition

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    Did this on XP but forgot what I did. I want to move my Opera bookmarks file to Drive E instead of C but do not know how I did this on XP. Now, I am on Vista. Can someone help me with this and thank you. Also, can I move other data folders like sessions and toolbars to other dirve?

    Gary
     
  2. rolarocka

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    I dont know exactly how it works from xp to vista but you could take a look at this little backup tool for Opera:
    http://my.opera.com/VJgamer/blog/operafly
    the created backup file can be extracted with Winrar, take a look at the files needed.
     
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    If I remember correctly, you open "Manage Bookmarks" right click in an empty space (ensuring no particular group of bookmarks are highlighted) and from the context menu go to File > Save As and save it to wherever you want to save it. You can confirm in "About Opera" under help, the bookmark folder should be listed wherever you saved it.
    Not sure about the other folders, but I don't see why not I suppose.
     
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    I think you are right about that one and I will try that first. Thanks.

    Gary
     
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    1. Move the profile and mail folders to the new location.
    2. Specify the new location of the opera6.ini file by using the /settings switch in the shortcut properties.
    3. Edit opera6.ini and change various folder locations to the new locations.
     
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    Could you explain what you mean by /settings switch and how to use please and thanks.

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    When you right-click on the shortcut you use to launch Opera, click Properties, then find the Target textbox. Inside this textbox I have 'E:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" /settings "F:\My Documents\Other\Program Data\Opera\profile\opera6.ini" '. This is how Opera knows where to find the opera6.ini settings file. You'll need to change the paths to accomodate your situation. You can place the opera6.ini file wherever you want.
     
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    Thanks much for that, a great help.

    Gary
     
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