Opera has got a portable installer

Today, Opera developers announced a new nice feature. The ability to install Opera as a portable app was added to its installer. Portable apps have the benefit that they do not store settings in the Registry so the same set of settings can be used across different Windows PC or different Windows installations on the same PC. Once downloaded, you can simply run the portable app's EXE. The app does not need to be installed.

The revamped version of the Opera Installer now supports a portable installation mode. When you run the portable installer, it extracts a standalone version of Opera to a location specified by the user. By default, it detects removable drives connected to your PC and suggests to use one of them as the destination location. See the following screenshot:
opera portable official installer
Interested users can try the new installer by downloading it from the following location:

Download Opera Portable

As of this writing, this new installer is an experimental feature, so it has arrived only on the developer channel. Once it is polished, it will be rolled out for stable and beta channel users.

You might be familiar with portable apps if you have used Winaero Tweaker. You can simply unpack it once and it will run subsequently without installation. Winaero Tweaker's installer has a portable mode option.Setup Winaero Tweaker portable 1

Do you think the portable setup of the Opera browser is useful? How often do you use portable browsers? Tell us in the comments.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “Opera has got a portable installer”

  1. I use portable browsers only.

    So it’s a great day for Opera 15+, but maybe is there anyone going to write that Opera 12.x had portable installer, many years ago?

  2. Is it really portable? Does it solve the passwords portability problems? Does it leave traces on the system?
    For what I know Opera is not portable

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