Worse, I have spent many hours over the last few weeks updating and sorting my Opera bookmarks, and now all that work is trapped in some unnamed place on my hard drive. Unless I can figure out how to fetch them, I'll be starting over. I must also visit all the web sites for which I need to sign in, and for which I had been using Opera's quick sign-in feature, and re-enter my various user names, and the passwords, which I will have to hunt down since I use them so infrequently that I can't remember them, and then put them back into Opera's memory. And, of course, I lost everything I was keeping in Opera's Notes section. Some of this stuff I'll probably never find again. Maybe I'll eventually figure out how to retrieve it from whatever folder it's in and stick it into the new install, but I doubt it. Opera is a nice browser, but it certainly leaves something to be desired. This is going to take so much time!
If there's anything I hate more than computers, it's their damned software.