Guide | V BackUp + Extra steps


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    Hi,

    To BackUp Vivaldi, is needed to follow the BackUp / Reset Official Guide.
    · Sync is not a BackUp ·

    To assure total compatibly, it needs some Extra Steps.

    • PassWords
      • Encrypted on Machine / User
    • Extensions
      • Encrypted on Machine / User
    • Search Engines
      • Not Synced
    • Web Panels
      • Not Synced
    • Flags
      • Lost sometimes

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    Extras:

    • Session AutoBackup
    • 2x BackUp - Suggestion

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    • Passwords

      • Use a Passwords Manager - Suggestion.
        That's the best to store them, leaving those most private away from Browser but at hand.
        | KeePass / KeeWeb would like you.

      • To save them from  https://vivaldi.com - and other Chromiums -, they need to be Exported as a file, .CSV.
        Thanks to @Gwen-Dragon for the Guide.

    Then you can Edit, Import them to the PswManager, to another Profile or when needed after Format the Computer.

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    [Export:]

    • Open Chrome://Settings/Passwords
      • On the page, near Saved Passwords click the 3-Dots, open menu and select Export
      • In File, Save dialog, enter a file name for the .CSV file and save to a Local / Portable media like USB stick.

    (Beware, Logins in file are Not Encrypted!)

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    [Import:]

    • Open Chrome://Flags/#Password-Import
      • Set to Enabled
      • Restart Vivaldi

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    • Open Chrome://Settings/Passwords
      • Click 3-Dots-menu and select Import, choose the previous saved .CSV file and confirm.

    After all is imported,
    Confirm the process and optionally, disable the Flag Chrome://Flags/#Password-Import.

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    ⚠ Protect or delete the .CSV file after all importing process as they contain unencrypted Passwords.

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    • Extensions

      • They are Sync'd, but not their Settings.
        Every each Extension Settings should be Exported from themselves, on those which provide the option.
        Otherwise, ScreenShots.

      • On some situations, "Copy/Paste - Restore BackUp" Settings are kept, after installing the extension brings them up.

      • Optionally, Export as list.

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    • Flags

      • Sometimes, Flags are reset, so, BackUp / Import
      • Profile
      • Local State file
      • JSONEdit

    ⚠ BackUp Files / Profile before proceed:

    Export branch Enabled_labs_experiments to a new .JSON file or directly to a new Local State Profile file.

    2020-10-02_171839.png

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    Extras:

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    • 2x BackUp

      • 2/3 BackUps instead of just 1
      • Weekly / Monthly Schedule
      • 2/3 Different Drives / Locations - Local / Cloud
        You would recover from 2 versions / Time if necessary.

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    Remember to Exclude Cache folders:

    \UserData

    • \GrShaderCache \ShaderCache \Crashpad

    \UserData\Default - Profile X

    • \Application Cache \Cache \Code Cache\js \GPUCache \Media Cache \File System |
      \Service Worker\CacheStorage \Service Worker\ScriptCache

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    Copy / Paste manually or automatize using a Script or a Program.

    Some tested suggestions:


    Windows 7 (x64)
    Vivaldi Backup | Reset + Extra Steps


  • Moderator

    25.11.2020 | Guide update:

    • Search Engines
    • Web Panels


  • Moderator

    12.12.2020 | Guide update:

    • Cache folders

  • Moderator

    12.12.2020 | Guide update:

    • WebPanel FR - Thanks to @derDay for the HeadsUp

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