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Why did all of my connections disappear?


#1

I logged into Toad just now, and all of my connections were gone. I even went back in to attempt to re-import them from the XML file, and nothing was there. How do connections just disappear? Not cool.


#2

This only happens if the Application data dir gets deleted or renamed.


#3

It wasn’t deleted. Even when I look at the source file it doesn’t show anything was edited or modified, but the connections within that area were gone. Could a potential cause be that I still have 3.4 on this machine, and I migrated the settings over from that version into 3.5?


#4

This also happens to me, however, it usually happens after TDP “causes a fatal error” (blue screen) and causes my pc to reboot. It probably happens 3-5 times a year so I started keeping a backup copy of the connection xml file.


#5

All my clients (via instant client 12.1.0.1) also disappeared from Toad v12.1.0.22. I saw some permission type message, but ignored it (recall something about some file being a security risk). This happened after a power failure in our office. Toad had been running for over 4 weeks. Usually I get to recover all my open edit sessions, but this did not happen. Any fix?


#6

I’ve been getting that blue screen fatal error because of a new laptop / bad image issued by my employer. I think that explains it and keeping a backup copy is probably a good idea.