[Lazarus] Lazarus 2.0.10 corrupted by Win 10 crash, how to repair?

Mario Guerra mguerra13 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 00:32:04 CET 2020

El 29/10/20 a las 06:51, Bo Berglund via lazarus escribió:
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:23:23 +0100 (CET), Michael Van Canneyt via
> lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>>> Grateful for any suggestions on how to fix this.
>>> (I do not really want to start over from scratch after spending time
>>> installing extra packages and customizations and the like).
>> The packages should be OK. But as the names indicate, your input history is
>> lost, and the environment options (essentially what you entered in tools -
>> options) also.
>> Just delete those 2 files.
> Thanks Michael,
> after doing that Lazarus starts up with the after-installation-dialog
> where one can check the important paths etc.
> Then I got to a pristine Lazarus but with my editor configurations
> intact and the installed packages still there.
> I could successfully build my project and run the resulting exe.
> My custom desktop was gone so I re-created it and saved it.
> I guess the custom desktops are saved in environmentoptions.xml...
> Lesson learned:
> ---------------
> This is the second time Windows 10 crashed and trashed the
> configuration fles, last time when using Lazarus 2.0.8.
>  From now on I will make a backup copy of all of the files in the
> config dir into a zipfile so I can resurrect a broken file after a
> crash.
> Rant:
> -----
> This thing with Windows crashing never happened in the many years I
> used Windows 7, but in Dec 2019 I had to finally move to a new
> notebook and of course now Win 7 is no longer available so I have Win
> 10...
> And that has caused all kinds of problems like the crashes I discuss
> here but also a self-initiated reboot at irregular times purportedly
> in order to "upgrade" the system....
> And I have found no way to stop it from happening.
> Win10 also triggers a start of a system backup at non-scheduled times
> for unknown reasons. I have a scedule set for a backup to run on the
> night between Friday and Saturday every week, but now it can start any
> day at any time....
> Soo strange.
> When writing this I realized that I could of course have used the last
> backup to get my original config files back, but I did not think as
> far....
> I wish I could bring back Windows 7....
> Of course on Linux this is not an issue at all, but if the target
> programs are supposed to run on Windows I have no choice here.
I use Lazarus 2.0.10 for Windows installed over Wine in GNU/Linux and it 
works ok,

even for some projects I share the same source tree, and I'm able to compile

for the two platforms.

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