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How to run Opera from your USB Flash Drive?

March 29, 2007

Over on the Gadgetnutz blog, Cecilia talks about how you could get the Opera browser to run on your USB Flash Drive?

The key advantage to running Opera from your USB drive is the capability to use the browser on other computers without the need to actually install it. It comes in handy when you’re traveling or if you computer administrator won’t allow installation of new software.

Since the browser runs from the USB, it stores your bookmarks, the mail in the Opera Mail client, and other customizations — so you have access to it all the time.

The most popular USB application for Opera is by far Opera-USB; in fact it has been officially included in U3’s list of downloadable software.

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  1. Rhonnysparks
    March 29, 2007 at 11:33 am

    The title should really be “How to run Opera for Windows from your USB Flash Drive?” as I’ve yet to see a linux version of opera-usb. Which is a shame coz I could really do with one.

  2. Engelium
    March 29, 2007 at 11:46 am

    The most popular USB application for Opera is by far Opera-USB;

    In my opinion the MarcOpera4USB application is the actual best tool to uso Opera on USB drive

    … my personal opinion

  3. TjL
    March 29, 2007 at 3:53 pm


    Nor a Mac version. Firefox used to have a USB version which would work both for Mac and Windows.

  4. March 29, 2007 at 9:50 pm


    Any special reason? Like features, stability or maybe speed?

  5. Engelium
    March 30, 2007 at 6:06 am

    @ Øyvind Ø

    Well… it works perfectly also on win9x systems, let’s you use your installation of Opera (with all your customizations), all things works perfectly (also widgets, and everything is putted on the Opera folder (like personalized html homepage, programs (like pspad to edit .ini files, ecc…)), and much more…

    …you have only to try it and you’ll like it ;D

  6. YinYanger
    March 30, 2007 at 9:04 am

    And what about OperaPortable? IMHO, it’s even better than Opera@USB!

    Main features:
    – Doesn’t make your USB drive tired – all code and data are stored in a temporary place on host computer
    – No trace left after exiting – files are overwritten, not just deleted
    – Create multiple profiles for different places

    You can manage multiple profiles at once! For example, in office, school, home, internet cafe, etc you can have different profiles for each of them. The profile file will contain all the settings you made while running. So, your settings, history, wand passwords, etc are packed into a single file, then they are overwritten and deleted on the host machine (so you leave no trace). When you run Opera Portable on another machine, your settings will be applied again.

    Even if Opera crashes, no trash is left in the host computer.

  7. Rhonnysparks
    April 1, 2007 at 1:52 am

    I’m just trying out MarcOpera4USB right now and I have to say it’s better than Opera@USB purely because it works with your existing version of opera.

  8. USB
    May 3, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    I run Opera@USB on my flash drive, and it’s pretty neat.

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