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Invalid file, C:\Users%\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle\12.7\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.

I get this error followed by the following errors (screenshots attached) when loading TOAD for Oracle. Can you resolve?
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Can you give us more info? What are the events that lead up to these errors? Did you try to import user files from one machine to another? Did you recently
upgrade Toad? If so, which version did you upgrade from/to?

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Invalid file, C:\Users%\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle\12.7\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.

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I get this error followed by the following errors (screenshots attached) when loading TOAD for Oracle. Can you resolve?

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I attempted to logon one morning and was greeted with this message. No windows username change, no upgrade of Toad. Lost all my connection and logon info. Most annoying. I don’t know if there is any way to recover my logon info.

Sorry to hear that. It’s been an ongoing problem in Toad, but I believe that it’s fixed for Toad 12.9. Time will tell. There’s not really anything you can do unless you have a backup of your user files folder. If you do, just restore the backup folder (while Toad is not running).

Until you can get 12.9, the best way to avoid this is to close Toad when you aren’t using it. It seems to happen when Toad is in the process of auto-saving its settings (which it does periodically) and Windows shuts down or reboots during that process. 12.9 no longer does the auto-save process if you aren’t doing anything at your computer, and it only saves connection info when it changes.