Crash-loop at startup after updating vivaldi

  • I had crash loops since version 1.0.357.5 after updaing from 1.0.352.3 on Windows 8.1 (64bit). Vivaldi 1.0.352.3 is running fine. I start vivaldi with restoring the old session, which has quite a number of tabs Since a few other people experience(d) the same problem, I post here my solution to the problem: I suspected some web-page to cause the crash, Therefore I copied my Vivaldi-profile to a new directory C:\TEMP\Vivaldi. I started Vivaldi 352.3 using the profile from the new directory, closed some tabs, then closed Vivaldi 1.0.352.3 and updated to 1.0.365.3, which previously showed the start-up crash loop. Since I wanted to keep the working version of Vivaldi, I installed the new version to C:\TEMP\Vivaldi. (The old version was installed into my Windows-user profile C:\User...) After this update Vivaldi started perfectly and - to my astonishment - restored my complete old session stored in my Windows-User profile. Therefore, the problem seems to be the installation location of Vivaldi: when installed (i.e. updated) in my Windows-User profile directory it keeps crashing, when installed in the new directory C:\TEMP it runs smoothly 😎

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    Close all Vivaldi tasks
    In Vivaldi profile delete these files with Windows Commandline:
    del "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Last *"
    del "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Current *"
    Restart Vivaldi


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