Toad for Oracle freeware corruption

After an out of disk space on my virtual hard drive in VirtualBox, starting the schema browser in Toad for Oracle resulted in a Stream Read Error. Uninstalling and reinstalling Toad did not resolve the issue. What did help was resetting Toad for Oracle, which you can do as follows:

  • Close Toad for Oracle.
  • Go to ‘c:\users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Quest Software\Toad for Oracle’ and rename the existing Toad folder, in my case I renamed ‘11.0 freeware’ to ‘_old_11.6 freeware’.
  • Start Toad for Oracle again.

You have to add your connections again, but as the corrupted user data is now gone, the error will also be fixed.

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One thought on “Toad for Oracle freeware corruption

  1. Niki says:

    Thanks for that it worked.:)

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