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SSMS keeps losing saved connections

I have a number of saved connections and passwords. Most of the time it works but it appears that if you open it several times it may corrupt or lose all the settings.

Next time you open they are all gone.

This seems to happen to me about every 2 months.

Others have suggested in previous version it is updates. But I opened this morning and it was fine. Launched it (my PC was obviously overworked) it did not open, so I launched again and two opened. Used one - all was fine, closed both. A few mins later launched again - and its blank.

Is there a way to save and restore these?

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Which version of SSMS do you have? The most recent is version is 18.9.2 which you find here:

I think at least some of the issues with saved connections were addressed in a release some time back.

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I was using v18.4 sorry - I looked it up and then forgot to post it in the question.

I'll upgrade and see if the problem persists.

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Hi PaulDenize-4562,

How are things going? Do you encounter the same issue after installing the SSMS 18.9.2?
Please feel free to let us know if you have any other question.

Best Regards,

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