Multiple Toad Support:
You can now launch multiple “virtual” instances of Toad without worrying about running into file access conflicts between instances. Virtual Toad instances create their own temporary app data locations which are isolated from your primary instance and automatically cleaned up when Toad exits. Since virtual instances are temporary, it’s always recommended to save any work to a separate location, or simply include the KEEPFILES option below.
You can launch virtual instances through the following parameters / command-line switches:
- Starts a virtual instance of Toad with its own private App Data folder
- If used with the /VIRTUAL switch, instructs Toad to create its private folder underneath “path”. By default, Toad will create its private folder in the standard Windows directory for temporary files (usually c:\temp).
- If used with the /VIRTUAL switch, instructs Toad to run as a clean install. If this is not specified, Toad will attempt to clone the primary app data folder. (Note: this can also be helpful in tracking down potential issues with user files.)
- If used with the /VIRTUAL switch, instructs Toad to clone user settings and files from “path”. This is similar to the standard USERPATH parameter, but it will clone the specified path, rather than simply using it. This should point to the path that contains the “User Files” folder.
- If used with the /VIRTUAL switch, retains the private app data folder after Toad exits. By default, Toad will not retain user files or settings for virtual instances.