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Old 07-21-11, 15:31
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Default Opera error while installing

While I was upgrading from Opera 9 to Opera 11, the following message appeared: "An unexpected error occurred while attempting to install Opera! Error code: 72 [C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Opera 11.50 1074.lnk]" Can anyone help me with this?
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Default Re: Opera error while installing

This might be you but if not, keep this thread bookmarked for possible help.
http://my.opera.com/community/forums...dml?id=1056312
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Default Re: Opera error while installing

If you don't find a solution for this specific problem, I suggest that you make a backup copy
of the most needed personal configuration files, such as bookmarks.adr and the sessions files.
Then uninstall your current version, reboot, install Opera 11.50 and then copy those backup files into
the proper locations.

Open Help > About to find the location of those files.

I have done this several times.

There is also a file named operaprefs.ini in ver 10 and 11, but I'm not sure if the corresponding file
in version 9 has the same name, or if the structure of the file has changed.

If you are going to uninstall, you should first look over your Preferences settings, particularly on the Advanced tab,
and make notes of your Custom settings.

Since I've done this uninstall / install process so many times, I made a text file named opera_config.txt containing my custom settings
so I don't have to rely on my memory alone or guess about which things need to be adjusted.
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If you don't find a solution for this specific problem, I suggest that you make a backup copy of the most needed personal configuration files, such as bookmarks.adr and the sessions files.
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I'm having a senior moment, so please excuse this question: How do I back up files?
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I'm having a senior moment, so please excuse this question: How do I back up files?
All you are going to do is make a copy of those files.

Make a new folder to hold the files - something like C:\FryboBckup\Opera and copy the files to that folder.

On the Opera browser menu bar, select Help > About Opera and it will show the location of the
files that you want to copy.

Example:
In Opera 10.50 with my installation, the bookmarks file is located in:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Opera\Opera\bookmarks.adr

You should at least copy that and the Sessions files.
As you know, you can save as many sessions as you want, so there may be several files,
so you can copy the entire folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Opera\Opera\sessions

After you have uninstalled your current version and installed the latest version, 10.50,
just copy the saved bookmarks.adr file to the proper folder.
Use the Help > About Opera screen again to verify the proper location.

Likewise, copy all of the backed up session files into the Sessions folder.
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Thanks, mjnc. Looks pretty simple.
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