5 Methods to Fix the Opera Installer Stuck on Downloading Issue

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Key notes

  • If Opera installer is stuck on downloading, perhaps there's an issue with the download server.
  • Using an offline installer is a great alternative if the regular installation doesn't work for you.
  • Sometimes your antivirus and firewall settings can prevent you from downloading Opera.

Opera is a well-known browser with an active userbase, but many users reported that the Opera installer is stuck on downloading, so they can’t install the browser.

This can be a problem, especially if you were planning to switch to Opera or if you just wanted to try out some of its amazing features.

But even if you encounter this issue on your PC, you should know that there’s a way to fix it, and this guide will show you how to do it.

We recommend that you check out our article on what to do if Opera GX is stuck on installing in case you encounter this issue as well.

Why is Opera not downloading files?

There are a variety of reasons why Opera decided not to download any files that you are trying. Note that this error is not specific to Opera, as users also reported they can’t download files in Opera GX either.

Below are the common reasons behind downloading issues within Opera:

  • An unstable Internet connection
  • The firewall stops files from being downloaded
  • The Ad-blocker causes interference
  • The files are downloaded from an untrusted source

Don’t worry about it since in this post we will address any and all scenarios that might have led to your Opera browser losing the ability to download files. Keep on reading!

What are other common Opera issues?

In addition to the problem of the Opera installer being stuck on downloading, users have reported additional issues that are similar, including the following:

  • Opera download stuck at 100 – Your Internet connection might be unstable resulting in Opera download being impeded.
  • Opera browser stuck on downloading – Just as we have mentioned already, there are a number of reasons behind this. But we have prepared solutions for all of them below.
  • Opera GX taking too long to download – Using the Offline installer seems to be working in most of our readers’ cases.
  • Opera GX is stuck on installing – Opera GX is no exception from installing issues. Make sure you have enough disk space on your PC.

For more solutions, check out our post on 6 solutions to apply if Opera GX is not opening after installation.

Alternatively, take a look at our step-by-step guide on what to do in case Opera failed to install on your device.

But now, let’s find out the answer to one of the queries that you have the most often, and then we’ll go right into the list of possible answers without beating around the bush.

Is there an Opera offline installer available?

Yes, Opera has an offline installer that you can find under the Downloads page, and it’s available for download in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. By using it, you can circumvent any network or server issues that prevent you from downloading the browser.

This installation is larger, but it has all the necessary components, so you don’t need to download any additional files from the server.

How can I fix Opera if it is not downloading?

1. Download the software from the original source

Many issues with the installer can occur if you’re trying to download Opera from a third-party source. Sometimes these sources aren’t reliable, and issues such as this can occur.

To fix the problem, it’s recommended to always use Opera’s website. By doing so, you’ll ensure that you’re using the latest version that hasn’t been modified in any way.


Browse the web freely and without ads with Opera browser.

2. Try using a different network

Sometimes switching to a different network can help if the Opera installer is stuck on downloading. Many reported that they had issues while using their home network.

After switching to a new network, the download went without any issues. This isn’t possible if you’re using an Ethernet connection, but if you’re using Wi-Fi, just switch to a different network, if available, and try to download again.

3. Use an offline installer

  1. Navigate to Opera’s official page and click on Downloads.opera-downloads opera installer stuck on downloading
  2. Scroll down the page and select the Download the offline package for your specific OS.offline-opera opera installer stuck on downloading
  3. Wait for the download to finish and run the setup file by double-clicking on it.

The offline installer is different than a regular one because it already has all the necessary files for the installation, so it doesn’t need to download anything.

A couple of users reported that this method worked for them, so we encourage you to try it out.

4. Download it from Opera’s FTP server

  1. Open Opera’s FTP page and scroll down to select the latest version.latest-version-opera opera installer stuck on downloading
  2. After you click on it, select win.win opera installer stuck on downloading
  3. Finally, click on the Setup x64.exe or Setup.exe file in order to start the download process. Double-click on the downloaded setup file to install Opera.setp-64 opera installer stuck on downloading

5. Disable your firewall

  1. Press the Windows key + S and enter firewall. Select Windows Defender Firewall.
  2. Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
    Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off
  3. Now set Turn off Windows Defender Firewall for both Private and Public connections.
  4. Click on OK and try to install Opera again.

If you’re using a third-party firewall, then you’ll need to disable it as well.

Note icon NOTE
Turning off your firewall isn’t recommended, so be sure to turn it back on after using this method.

Pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and a few other fundamental functions are included in Opera by default. These are features that should be standard in every modern web browser.

But what really separates this browser from the others is the lightning-fast speed with which it navigates the Internet, and this is true whether or not graphics are being loaded.

Additionally, it is quite easy to customize Opera, and you can even assign your own keyboard keys to get to the Flow function if you want to.

For those who aren’t aware, this is the link that exists between the browser on your personal computer and the browser that is pre-installed on an Android or iOS device.

Don’t miss out on our full comparison between Opera and Opera GX and decide which one fits you and your needs better.

Did you find a different solution to this problem? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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