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.


One thought on “Toad for Oracle freeware corruption

  1. Niki says:

    Thanks for that it worked.:)

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