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Can't set master password for wand in Opera 8
settings not retained
bill




msg:1586246
 8:14 am on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've got a few machines running Opera 8 on which I cannot set the master password. When I check the "use master password for e-mail and Wand" under Tools Preferences Advanced Security the settings simply aren't retained after I check the box and click OK. When I open up my preferences again the box is unchecked.

I'm having this problem on Windows XP and 2000 machines. All of these problem machines were upgraded from Opera 7.54 and did not have a master password previously set.

Someone suggested that I try Tools Delete private data..., but that did nothing (other than deleting my private data.)

I also tried deleting opcacrt6.dat and opcert6.dat. This deleted my passwords and master password, but I still can't get the master password settings protect the e-mail and passwords on these machines.

Suggestions?

 

Hester




msg:1586247
 3:55 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Did you install into the same directory as Opera 7?

bill




msg:1586248
 1:57 am on May 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, these were installs done right over the top of the old versions, in the same directory.

Hester




msg:1586249
 7:59 am on May 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I believe some files may have changed between versions. When changing between major versions of a browser, it's always wise to install into a new folder. Then import any old settings manually. This could be the source of your problem, as old and new settings conflict.

bill




msg:1586250
 8:52 am on May 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, I agree. However, I had read that this really wasn't a point release and people in the Opera forums seemed to be installing over the old version without issue. I was also just following the advice given by Opera itself:

Migrating from Opera 7.5 to 8.0 [opera.com]
...
To upgrade from Opera 7.5 to Opera 8 for Windows, simply install the latest version in the same folder where the previous version is installed. Mac and Unix users can just install the newest package normally.

bill




msg:1586251
 6:57 am on Jun 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I tried a number of things to fix this glitch, but finally gave up and just installed a new copy of Opera. That fixed things, but I'm still curious why I had this glitch on multiple machines.

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