7 Ways to Fix Opera When the Download Gets Stuck at 100%

Note that resetting the Opera browser often does wonders

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  • Conflicting antivirus software, download manager extensions, or Opera installation issues are potential causes for Opera downloads getting stuck at 100 percent.
  • Some users might need to disable third-party security software when Opera downloads stop.
  • Clearing browser data might also help some users resolve stuck Opera downloads.
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Opera is a browser with plenty of unique features, but it’s not immune from technical hiccups. One issue some Opera users have needed to fix is downloading getting stuck at the 100 percent mark.

Opera doesn’t complete its downloads when they get stuck at 100 percent. As a result, users can’t download software and other files with Opera.

One workaround might be to switch to a different browser, such as Edge. However, many Opera users will no doubt be reluctant to ditch their favorite browser because of a download issue.

Are your downloads also get stuck at 100 percent in Opera? If they are, you may be able to fix stuck downloads in Opera with the troubleshooting tips below.

Why is my Opera not downloading?

Opera isn’t the only browser that downloads can get stuck at 100 percent in. The same thing can happen in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and other browsers.

Sometimes browsers can get stuck downloading because of missing content-length headings. Such an issue is usually a server-side one users cannot resolve.

However, a more common cause is third-party antivirus utilities and firewalls. An antivirus tool’s scanning or a firewall might be blocking your Opera downloads.

Or there could be another third-party program or even browser extension conflicting with Opera’s download process. Disabling unneeded background programs might be a possible solution.


Make sure you have the latest and updated version to get the most of the download manager in the browser.

Why is my download getting stuck?

Your downloads could be getting stuck for any of those possible reasons. Most likely because of certain conflicting third-party programs and extensions interfering with the Opera download process.

However, there could also be an issue with your browser’s installation. Or your browser may be a very outdated version. At any rate, these resolutions will address such potential causes for stuck downloads.

What can I do if my download gets stuck at 100% in Opera?

1. Try downloading files in private browsing mode

Private mode opera download stuck at 100

Opera’s private browsing mode is the equivalent of Chrome’s Incognito feature. Utilizing Opera in private mode will disable that browser’s extensions and clear data after exiting.

So, your downloads may not get stuck when browsing in Opera’s private mode. You can switch to that mode by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + N keyboard shortcut. Then try downloading in Opera again.

2. Disable background programs

  1. Open the Task Manager window.
  2. Switch to Task Manager’s Startup tab.
    Startup tab opera download stuck at 100
  3. Select a non-essential program listed in the Startup tab.
  4. Click the Disable option to remove it from the startup.The Disable button opera download stuck at 100
  5. Repeat the previous two steps for all superfluous startup software.
  6. Click Task Manager’s Processes tab.
  7. Select unneeded third-party background programs and apps there, and click End task to close them.
    End task opera download stuck at 100
  8. Then try downloading in Opera again.

3. Clear Opera’s cache and download history data

  1. Press Opera’s Ctrl + H hotkey.
  2. Click Clear Browsing Data on Opera’s History sidebar.
    The Clear Browsing Data button opera download stuck at 100
  3. Select Advanced in Opera’s Clear browsing data window.
  4. Then select the Downlods history and Cached checkboxes.
    The Cached images box opera download stuck at 100
  5. Select the All time option on the Time range drop-down menu.
    All time option opera download stuck at 100
  6. Press the Clear data button.

4. Turn off antivirus software

To disable third-party antivirus software, right-click an icon for it within your system tray to open a context menu. Select an option there that will temporarily disable the antivirus tool’s shield.

Avast shields control settings opera download stuck at 100

Then try downloading within Opera again with your antivirus suite turned off. If that works, you should either whitelist Opera with your antivirus tool’s settings or uninstall the antivirus utility.

5. Disable Windows Defender Firewall

  1. Click the Start taskbar icon in Windows with the mouse’s right button and select Search.
  2. Type Windows Defender Firewall in the search box, and select that applet.
  3. Select the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off link inside the Control Panel applet.
    Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off opera download stuck at 100
  4. Click the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) radio buttons, and select OK to save.
    Turn off Windows Defender Firewall option opera download stuck at 100

6. Reset the Opera browser

  1. Click Customize and Control Opera, then Settings to bring up that browser’s primary options tab.
  2. Scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Then scroll to the bottom of the tab to click Restore settings to their original defaults.
    Restore settings to their original defaults option opera download stuck at 100
  4. Select the Reset button to restore Opera’s default configuration.
    Reset button opera download stuck at 100

7. Reinstall the Opera browser

  1. Bring up the Type here to search tool, and input appwiz.cpl there.
  2. Click the appwiz.cpl result to view the utility for uninstalling software.
  3. Select Opera Stable within Programs and Features.
  4. Click Uninstall for the selected Opera software.
    The Uninstall option opera download stuck at 100
  5. Before reinstalling Opera, select the Power and Restart Start menu options.
    Restart option opera download stuck at 100
  6. Open Opera’s website in Edge if you don’t have any other browser available.
  7. Click the Download Opera option on the homepage.
    The Download Opera option opera download stuck at 100
  8. Double-click the OperaSetup.exe file.
  9. Then go through Opera’s installation wizard to reinstall the software.

How can I make Opera download faster?

You can speed up the Opera download process by enabling Opera Turbo, disabling bandwidth-hogging background apps, and closing unused tabs. Our how to fix Opera’s slow download speed article provides further details.

So, don’t give up on your Opera browser when its downloads get stuck. One or more of the possible solutions above could feasibly fix stuck downloads in your Opera browser.

There might be other ways to fix that download issue as well. Any users who’ve fixed stuck Opera downloads with alternative methods are most welcome to share their resolutions in the page comments.

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