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Opera 6 & 7 side by side?

O7 has crashed and I can't get it to re-open

     
6:35 pm on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've been running these two side by side for a week with no problems...today in heavy site testing "O7" froze I can't get it to reopen even if I chose to start from blank pages it sticks on the same page as before

I've done a reboot to no avail

any ideas or should they not be run together?

or does anyone know how I can go in the "back door" and delete the offending page?

Suzy

6:24 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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even if I chose to start from blank pages it sticks on the same page as before

That part boggles me. The option I'd choose is "Start with no pages". Then the bad boy page shouldn't enter into the equation. Or, if it's your own page - just rename it so it can't be found.

If O7 is set as your default browser, you could try double clicking on a local HTML file to open the browser.

And you also might empty your cache manually (Program Files/Opera7/Cache4).

10:59 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi Tedster, thanks, but no joy I'm afraid..I tried to start with no pages and the same thing happens..

also looked for the cache4 folder and it's not there, perhaps there's more going on here than meets the eye..

I'll try and re-install

Suzy

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12:05 pm on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I had this problem quite a lot with the beta versions of Opera. Usually after some type of abnormal shutdown or if I shutdown the computer while opera is still open, somehow opera would get locked and I couldn't open it up again. Seemed like it had something to do with the .ini files or the .dat files (any of the files that are updated as you close the browser). I either had to reinstall (I got in the habit of zipping up the entire opera directory to back up key files such as addresses etc. so I wouldn't lose these between installs) or replace all or nearly all of the .ini and .dat files with clean versions (e.g., I'd install a new version of Opera 7 to another directory and copy clean versions of the .ini or .dat files to the old installation until it worked). Or something along those lines.

This may not be your problem but hope it helps.

Thanks.

Ron

12:12 pm on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That's not a bug... it's a feature.

I was baffled as well, until I read the manual. After a bad shutdown Opera will always start where it was last at regardless of whether you have selected "Start with a blank page" or not.

5:13 pm on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks ronbo4610

I think it's exactly the same thing here, I uninstalled, reinstalled and the same thing happened

I then installed a copy to a clean folder and it's OK..

I got what you said about the .ini and .dat files, but I'm scared ;) should I just start copying them over to original folder (the corrupt install) one by one?
or...
Being the non-tech that I am can anyone tell me which folders have my personal settings in them and am I right in thinking if I copy them over to the clean install that would save me having to reset my preferences?

Suzy

6:27 pm on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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opera6.ini