RecentProjectsManager and UpdateSettings are lost at restart

Hi All,

Just wanted to check if anyone else is experiencing the same
problem:
Every time IDEA (all 3.0 builds I've ever tried) restarts
it wipes out at least recent project list and update settings which
is not really a serious problem but rather annoying. After closing
the contents of the config/options/other.xml seems to be correct,
but when I start IDEA again all config files get overridden with
initial values (i.e. empty project list and zero timestamp for update).
I'm working under Win2K SP1.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance, Oleg


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Hi,

I experienced this after I manually edited one of IDEA's config
files and my editor placed a backup file right besides the original
one. The effect was quite the same as you described: The settings
in the file looked correctly, but after starting and closing IDEA they
were reset to some old values.
My guess: IDEA loads any file from its config directory, and may
load a backup file after the actual one, overwriting the settings internally.
When writing out the config, it writes only into its well-known files,
causing the settings to be reset to the values from the backup file.

So it may help if you look for some stale backup files in your config dir.


Sascha

"Oleg Danilov" <o_danilov@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:as0uk4$tiv$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi All,

>

Just wanted to check if anyone else is experiencing the same
problem:
Every time IDEA (all 3.0 builds I've ever tried) restarts
it wipes out at least recent project list and update settings which
is not really a serious problem but rather annoying. After closing
the contents of the config/options/other.xml seems to be correct,
but when I start IDEA again all config files get overridden with
initial values (i.e. empty project list and zero timestamp for update).
I'm working under Win2K SP1.

>

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance, Oleg

>
>


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Thanks! It helped.
Indeed I had a couple back up copies named like "other.xml.0".
It's still a mystery though why IDEA would use such files as her own.....

"Sascha Weinreuter" <sascha.weinreuter@cit.de> wrote in message
news:as22aj$dm7$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi,

>

I experienced this after I manually edited one of IDEA's config
files and my editor placed a backup file right besides the original
one. The effect was quite the same as you described: The settings
in the file looked correctly, but after starting and closing IDEA they
were reset to some old values.
My guess: IDEA loads any file from its config directory, and may
load a backup file after the actual one, overwriting the settings

internally.

When writing out the config, it writes only into its well-known files,
causing the settings to be reset to the values from the backup file.

>

So it may help if you look for some stale backup files in your config dir.

>
>

Sascha

>

"Oleg Danilov" <o_danilov@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

news:as0uk4$tiv$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi All,

>

Just wanted to check if anyone else is experiencing the same
problem:
Every time IDEA (all 3.0 builds I've ever tried) restarts
it wipes out at least recent project list and update settings which
is not really a serious problem but rather annoying. After closing
the contents of the config/options/other.xml seems to be correct,
but when I start IDEA again all config files get overridden with
initial values (i.e. empty project list and zero timestamp for update).
I'm working under Win2K SP1.

>

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance, Oleg

>
>

>
>


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