My PC crashed (while Toad was up). Upon restart I get the message:
Invalid file, C:\Users<myusername>\AppData\Roaming\Quest Software\Toad for Oracle\11.6\User Files\CONNECTIONPWDS.INI. This file cannot be shared among different users for security reasons. Passwords will not be loaded, and file will be replaced
It creates a new CONNECTIONPWDS.INI, of course. The old one contained quite a bit of useful connection information and configurations. E.g., not only the schema user names, but also things about read-only or not, colors, and useful “nicknames” for the various connections.
I actually found a nominal backup copy named ~CONNECTIONPWDS.INI. But when I try to import that, I get:
The passwords in the import file appear to have been encrypted by a user different from the current user and will not be imported.
Of course, this is not true. My login credentials haven’t changed in any way. So here are my questions:
- Foremost: Is there any way to convince Toad that this file is for me, the current user? (Perhaps the file is simply corrupt, and the error message is due to manged data therein?) Is there any way to prove that it is actually corrupt or not, or nature of the corruption? If so, might there be some hack to repair the corruption?
- How does toad determine the “current user” or “user” for the passwords file?
- Instead of chucking the entire file over the fence (assuming it’s not corrupted that is) why doesn’t Toad simply keep all the connection information sans passwords?
Thanks for any help,