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portable_settings.txt very big

lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago in General Permalink

Hi guys, my portable_settings.txt is more than 150MB and heidi is very slow to load because of that. I think the big Size is due to history, filters and more... Can't we specify to store all that in another file? Thanks

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 4 months ago Permalink

Are you sure the file contents have the right encoding?

Another user reported of a big one due to a bug in HeidiSQL, which stored the file in Ansi encoding instead of utf-8.

lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago Permalink

The file is in UTF-8 (seen by Notepad++) But there are binary chars inside If I delete it, i get the same results in a couple of days. Last time it was 350MB. I am using the las verison of HeidiSQL. I attach a picture. Thank you.

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lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago Permalink

The file is in UTF-8 (seen by Notepad++) But there are binary chars inside If I delete it, i get the same results in a couple of days. Last time it was 350MB. I am using the las verison of HeidiSQL. I attach a picture. Thank you.

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lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago Permalink

Sorry for the duplicate message, I don't know to delete the second one.

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 4 months ago Permalink

That looks indeed like a read-write inconsistency HeidiSQL had before commit:3e7a706caade344ff49768ac2d61db2f247c0abc (build 6231 from 2021-03-03)

Could you please update to the latest build and reset the file?

lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago Permalink

Ok, I've just updated today. I keep you informed.

lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago Permalink

Hi, Idid what you told me. The file is very big today and a lot of binary inside.

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ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 4 months ago Permalink

Did you really update to the latest build? Via Help > Check for updates.

And did you reset the file after updating HeidiSQL?

lotiara's profile image lotiara posted 4 months ago Permalink

ansgar I downloaded the last version after my post, but as I see it was not after 03/03/21 I've just downloaded the last nightly 11.2.0.6293 and will test again. I have to manually set all my connections after deleting the cfg file, but I'll do it again and test again. Thank you.

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