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Data directory

Opera stores the user data in the following locations:

On Linux:


On MacOS-X


On Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Opera\Opera\

On Windows Vista, 7


Global history

The file global_history.dat is a text file.

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Where the fields are:

  • Title
  • URL
  • date and time (32-bit POSIX or Unix epoch timestamp)

Search field history

The file search_field_history.dat is an XML file that contains the history of queries typed in the search bar by the user.

Typed history

The file typed_history.xml contains the history of the URLs typed in the address bar by the user.


On Linux


On MacOS-X


On Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\cache\

On Windows Vista, 7