RStudio Server Connection Pane not showing

I encounter a problem similar to this thread:

The author solved this by deleting all .rstudio/ config files. It did work, but the downside is you lose all RStudio settings.

My solution: delete .rstudio/monitored/connection-history-database.json
then you connection pane restored to the initial state and all other settings remain intact.


  1. The config folders are usually in your home directory and hidden. Use ls -l to locate them.
  2. The config folders won't go away by simply uninstall the R/R Studio. So you have to delete them manually.

I had the same problem, but I haven't been able to solve it yet. I updated the R studio version, but I still have the problem! I uninstalled and installed again, and the problem persists. I deleted the files and nothing! Please, can anyone help me?

Hi, I managed to solve it !!!

What helped me was this article:

As the user's preference settings are in an operating system folder, so when the software or reinstallation stays with the previous settings.

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Yep, you find the solution.
The configuration files don't go away with uninstallation, unless we manually delete them.

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