Topic "[SEVERE BUG] 4.26 installation deleted existing WinSCP,ini"

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Syryos
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When upgrading from 4.25 to 4.26, my previously existing WinSCP.ini file was overwritten (deleted) by a new version (without any stored session).

Thus my list of stored session was deleted unintentionally.

I regard this as a severe bug which should never happen without prompting the user.

Another issue is that the location for WinSCP.ini cannot currently not be changed - when you decided to use a WinSCP.ini this lives in the Program File directory of WinSCP, the selection of a differen location is not possible.
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martin
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Syryos wrote:
When upgrading from 4.25 to 4.26, my previously existing WinSCP.ini file was overwritten (deleted) by a new version (without any stored session).

I'm pretty sure, it does not. Though are you able to reproduce it? E.g. by reinstalling 4.2.6?

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Another issue is that the location for WinSCP.ini cannot currently not be changed - when you decided to use a WinSCP.ini this lives in the Program File directory of WinSCP, the selection of a differen location is not possible.

Please read documentation. If that does not help, come back.
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Syryos
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Hi Martin.

I'm am pretty sure it did this on my computer! This morning I worked with the old version (I use this daily). I closed all connections, downloaded the new version and installed the new one. Found the WinSCP.ini overwritten by a new version with today's installation date!
martin
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So again, can you reproduce that?
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Syryos
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No. Starting from my now-4.26 version, I made a backup copy of WinSCP.ini outside the WinSCP directory. Then I over/reinstalled the older 4.25 (WinSCP.ini still present). Then I over/resintalled the 4.26 (WinSCP.ini still present).
martin
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Syryos wrote:
No. Starting from my now-4.26 version, I made a backup copy of WinSCP.ini outside the WinSCP directory. Then I over/reinstalled the older 4.25 (WinSCP.ini still present). Then I over/resintalled the 4.26 (WinSCP.ini still present).

Neither I was able to reproduce the problem. If it ever happens again, please let me know.
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