Azure Storage Explorer – Crash When Removing Account

The Azure Storage Explorer tool is great for when you need to work with an Azure Storage Account. I’m running version 6, preview 3 ( and recently ran in to a problem.

Having deleted and re-created a storage account in a new subscription, I needed to update the access key in Storage Explorer. Pretty simple right? There’s certainly a missing ‘Manage Connections’ view, or perhaps there is and I wasn’t able to find it yet.

First you have to select the storage account to remove, wait for it to fail to connect, then click on the ‘Remove’ button. The trouble is that once you click on ‘Remove’ the app quits. Hmmm.

It turns out that the storage accounts are stored in a single file:


NOTE: You should probably take a backup of this file before attempting to remove it / change it.

I didn’t have the time to figure out if I could edit this file to remove the troublesome string, so took the nuclear option and deleted it. On starting the app I was now back to an empty connection list! Superb! Whilst I had to add all of my account details in again, I was at least able to continue on my merry way.

If you have a neater way of handling this, please share it with me!