[tbb-bugs] #22978 [Applications/Tor Browser]: BUG "Could not connect to control port" + Temporary solution

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#22978: BUG "Could not connect to control port" + Temporary solution
     Reporter:  wunderbar                 |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect                    |     Status:  new
     Priority:  High                      |  Milestone:  Tor: unspecified
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:  Tor:
     Severity:  Major                     |   Keywords:
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 Tor browser bundle, currently the latest one available from autoupdates
 for windows. Gives error "Could not connect to control port", this happens
 if You edit torrc file at least once, doesn't matter what I change in
 there, it still gives this error after modifying it. For example I added
 "ExitNodes $MyExitNodesFingeprintHere" and it triggered this error after
 trying to launch the tor browser, also trying changing torrc file back to
 how it was doesn't help, I am not sure why this happens, but the solution
 is to go to "\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor" and deleting all
 the "cached-*" files. And I have to delete them before every launch. I
 know other people who have experienced this same issue, so this is not
 unique to me. Windows10 home 64bit. If You need any additional info please
 let me know, I might have chosen something wrong, for example milestone in
 this bug report, I am just not familiar with this. I think You will be
 able to figure it out. Thank You.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22978>
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