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Unable to restore Test Object Inspector in RFT

Technote (troubleshooting)


After you maximize Test Object Inspector (TOI) in IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT), restoring TOI window will minimize to the tool bar, you cannot use TOI for any object test.


There are only two states of TOI window: miximized or minimized window. You can not hover on the test objects for test at all. Resize arrows are not available.


User preference file rational_ft.pref could be corrupted.

Resolving the problem


  1. Close RFT (ensure all processes are stopped)

  2. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<<username>>\Application Data\IBM\RFT directory

    Note: C:\<<username>>\AppData\Roaming\IBM\RFT directory on Windows 7

  3. Backup the file rational_ft.pref

  4. Delete rational_ft.pref

  5. Start RFT

  6. Verify TOI is sized properly

Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester
General Information

Software version: 8.1,,,, 8.1.1,,,, 8.2,,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1474066

Modified date: 11 April 2013

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