How to recover Opera Wand passwords


Opera was a great browser, but I decided to let go of it a few months ago. The only problem was that I was using Opera for a very long time, and I was depending on its wand feature to store all my passwords, now I’m stuck because I don’t remember many of those passwords, and some of them are tricky to reset (PayPal for example), so I came up with a method to reveal or uncover the wand passwords into clear text.

First you’ll have to use Opera and open the website with the stored wand password, for example paypal.com. Then click the wand shortcut (ctrl + enter) or click the log-in button (key symbol)

opera password recovery wand

Quickly, stop the page loading after the wand username and password are added in the page.

Now the password is loaded on the page as dots ….. , the next step will be to reveal them as text.

right click the password field and select “Inspect elements”

On the developer console that appeared on the bottom of the page find the line below (it should be already selected if you right clicked the password field when you selected inspect element)

opera wand reveal the password In that line change the following ( type=”password” ) to (type=”text” )

Now for the ahhhh moment, your password should now be visible in clear text in the password field, read it, remember it, and just walk away.

opera password uncovered

Recovering passwords deleted or overwritten in Opera

I personally suffer from a very bad memory, sometimes I wonder if I still have one. For that I rely too much on the Opera wand to save my passwords. the bad thing is that sometimes, and by mistake you overwrite a good password that was stored. and you can’t remember what it was.

Unfortunately, opera does not backup your passwords, and to recover this precious password you will have only one hope, and you will have to running windows Vista or 7..

1. Close Opera

2. Navigate to  E:\Users\YOU\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera  and find the file wand.dat.

3. right click it, select properties and select, “restore previous versions”

4. if you are lucky, there should be a previous version of the file dating before the date where you overwritten the password.

5. Overwrite the current file with the recovered one.

Open Opera, you should have your password back!

I think you also do this to recover deleted history, deleted bookmarks, etc. you will just have to recover the right file