Where passwords are stored in Opera browser

Where passwords are stored in Opera browser

A very convenient feature of Opera is to remember passwords when you enter them. If you enable this feature, you will not need to remember and enter the password in the form every time you want to enter a certain site. The browser will do all of this for you. But how to view the saved passwords in Opera and where are they physically stored on the hard drive? Let's find out the answers to these questions.

Options for viewing password storage locations

Before proceeding with the search for the storage location of the passwords, you need to decide what exactly is required: display the passwords in the browser or open the directory of their location on the hard drive of the computer. We will see both options below.

Method 1: view saved passwords

First, we will learn about how to view the passwords provided in the Opera browser.

    1. To do this, we will have to go to the browser settings. Go to the main menu of the Opera and select the "Settings" element or instead simply press the Alt + P key key combination.
    2. In the left part of the configuration window that opens, click on the item "Advanced" .
    3. A list of sections will open, among which we select "Security" .
    4. Then, in the central part of the window, scroll down until you find the block "Autocomplete" . In it, click on the item "Passwords" .
    5. A list will open displaying a list of sites with logins and passwords saved in the browser. The latter will be shown encrypted.
    6. To view them, click on the eye icon in front of the name of a particular site.
    7. After that, the password will be displayed in the browser window. Also, you may need to enter the Windows account password or PIN code set up instead.
    8. To hide the password again, click on the same eye icon, which this time will be crossed out.

Method 2: go to the physical storage location for passwords

Now let's find out where passwords are physically stored in Opera. They are located in the file "Login data", which, in turn, is located in the profile folder of the Opera browser. The location of this folder is individual for each system. It depends on the operating system, the browser version and the configuration.

  1. To see the path to the profile folder for a specific browser, click the main menu button in the upper left corner. In the list that opens, we successively go through the elements "Help" y «About the program» .
  2. On the page that opens, enter the browser information, we look for the section "Routes" . Against the value of "Profile" , the address we need will be indicated.
  3. Copy and paste it into the address bar of the "Windows Explorer" .
  4. After changing to the directory, it is easy to find the file "Login data" we need , which stores the passwords displayed in Opera. We can also go to this directory using any other file manager.
  5. You can even open the file with a text editor, such as Standard Windows Notepad, but it won't do much good because the data is an encrypted SQL table. However, if you physically delete el file of login data , all passwords stored in Opera will be destroyed.

We discovered how to see the passwords of the sites that Opera stores through its interface, as well as where the file with this data is stored. It should be remembered that remembering passwords by the browser is a very convenient opportunity, but such methods of storing confidential data pose a certain danger, which reduces the protection of information from intruders.

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