After we published how to reset Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox settings, our reader Phil asked how to reset the Opera browser. Although new versions of Opera are based on Chromium and mostly similar to Google Chrome, its developers have made several changes to Opera's core settings so the process isn't exactly the same. Compared to Chrome, Opera has a very simplified options UI. It almost seems as if Opera want to alienate their power users and loyal fans which loved the once feature-rich browser that it used to be. But let's stay on topic. The Opera browser does not come with any built-in Reset feature, so you need to reset it manually as described below.
- Open Opera and type the following in the address bar:
- In the page that opens, you will see the "Paths" section.
Note the Profile and Cache values.
- Close Opera
- Delete these two folders: Profile and Cache. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Use the paths you saw in the About page.
Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.