If you use Opera, and you are not satisfied with its functionality and interface, you can always replace it with a more functional browser that suits all your needs. By using the default Windows Control Panel section “Programs and Features” you can successfully remove Opera Browser. But, for complete removal, you need to check if some data remained in the folders that can be found on the C drive. This guide will show you how to completely remove Opera browser.
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How To Completely Remove Opera Browser
If you want to remove Opera from your computer, just follow the instructions:
First, go to the Control Panel. Click and hold on Start with the right mouse button and select Control Panel. There you can find “Programs and Features” option.
Click on it and there will be the list of all installed programs. Find Opera Stable and with the right click, click on “Uninstall”.
Then you should mark the option “Delete my Opera user data” because this option allows you to get rid of all the files. After that, click on the button “Uninstall”.
Then you need to find the folder “Opera” in C:\Program Files\ and to delete it.
For complete removal, you can find the two hidden folders. But before you find them, you will need to enable the option “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” in File Explorer. Click on Start < File Explorer and click on the “View” tab at the top. Then click on “Options” on the right side of the screen and open it. Then, inside the open window, click on “View” tab enable the option “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”, click on “Apply” and “OK”.
Then navigate to the hidden folder – C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software and remove it.
The second hidden folder contains user cache. It also must be removed. You will find it here – C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Opera Software.
As soon as you remove the last folder, all the components of Opera browser will be removed from your computer.
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