From the help file, I see that if Toad exits abnormally, when you next login, it’s supposed to pop up a box asking if you want to recover the backed up editor files.
I have never seen this happen in the 10+ years that I’ve been using Toad (crikey… now I’m feeling old!), despite having the auto-backup running.
I’ve also discovered the menu option you can click to recover the documents (“No files found to recover”!), but Toad hasn’t crashed recently, so I can’t test it properly.
So I’m interested in other people’s experiences of this - has this actually worked for anyone else? Have you ever had the pop-up box when you log back in after an abnormal exit (crashes and end task count as abnormal, right?!)?
I’m wondering if it only works when you’ve got only one instance of Toad running or only one editor window open at the time of the abnormal exit. Or perhaps there’s an option I’m missing somewhere… (and yes, the option to auto backup the editor is set!)