Export passwords/bookmarks/user profile stuff to new PC



  • Hi all, Couldn't find a forum post that answered this topic but happy to be pointed in the correct direction if the question has been asked/answered before. I'm using Vivaldi as my primary browser at work. In a few weeks' time, I'll be getting a new PC - the lease on my current one is up and my company only leases their hardware. I was able to export my bookmarks (had to set a keyboard shortcut for it, it wasn't switched on my default, which I found weird, but that's another story...) - but haven't been able to figure out how I can export the other things I've got saved in Vivaldi at the moment: passwords, custom themes, settings, keybrd shortcuts... and other stuff I probably don't even remember customising. As far as I know there's not a sign-in option or an 'export passwords' option. Help? Recommendations?


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    For passwords, there is no official solution. Extensions, either.

    For passwords you can sign up for something like LastPass, learn to use KeePass, or print them out from ChromePass.

    For extensions, you will just have to re-install them.

    For everything else, merely copy your profile ("Default") folder to a thumb drive or something, and replace the profile folder on the new machine with it.



  • Thanks Ayespy. I will set up LastPass.

    No probs with extensions.

    And for the profile, that would be the folder at
    C:\Users_username_\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default, I take it?

    Cheers.


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    Exactly.



  • I haven't tried this with Vivaldi, but it works with a different Chromium derivative I have used.

    Install the browser. Then copy your user profile from the old machine onto the new machine in place of the standard one just created. That should bring everything over.


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    @paul1149:

    I haven't tried this with Vivaldi, but it works with a different Chromium derivative I have used.

    Install the browser. Then copy your user profile from the old machine onto the new machine in place of the standard one just created. That should bring everything over.

    Yes. Everything except passwords and extensions. These are encrypted and can only be ready by the system and profile that created them. Extension data and preferences will usually transfer, but not the extensions themselves.



  • Interesting. I have had good results doing this (though passwords were not involved) in Windows, but in Linux the extensions didn't carry over. But again, that was with a different Chromium derivative.



  • About the Notes and Bookmarks, I took the bak, file versions and renamed them without the ".bak" and it worked. I had the same situation when I bought a new PC. Just the extensions I had to reinstall them.



  • For passwords:

    vivaldi://settings/passwords

    Scroll down to see <Export> and <Import> buttons.


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    @stilgarwolf said in Export passwords/bookmarks/user profile stuff to new PC:

    vivaldi://settings/passwords
    Scroll down to see <Export> and <Import> buttons.

    Really? No. You must be dreaming of this feature ;)
    And vivaldi://chrome/settings/passwords has no Import/Export for passwords.


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