How to return to factory settings

Posted by: philty

How to return to factory settings - 11/01/19 08:06 AM

The function "return to factory default" doesn't seem to work at all. has anyone some advice.
phil from france
Posted by: Andrew - PG Music

Re: How to return to factory settings - 11/01/19 10:23 AM

The menu item 'Options | Return to factory settings' is working in my testing. This returns most global settings to the defaults.

An alternative way you can return to factory settings is:

1. Close Band-in-a-Box. Open the Band-in-a-Box folder and duplicate the Preferences subfolder. To duplicate a folder, you can select it and press Command+D. You can give it a descriptive name like 'Preferences_backup_nov1' and keep it around just in case you need those files for some reason (the exact name doesn't matter).

2. Open the "Preferences" folder, and trash all the files within it. To do this, you can press Command-A (select all), then Comand-Delete (move to trash). It doesn't matter if you delete the "AboutPrefsFolder.txt" file.

If you want to restore your previous settings in the future, rename your backed up folder to "Preferences".
Posted by: johne1

Re: How to return to factory settings - 11/06/19 02:03 PM

I remembered reading this going through the manual. Here it is:

From Page 10, Chapter 1: Welcome to Band-in-a-Box!, 2019 Band-in-a-Box Mac User Manual.

"The Preferences you set in the program are saved in the Preferences folder, and this folder also has a file named Intrface.BBM with all the program settings including MIDI and audio driver setup. If this file is removed to the trash the program will open like a new installation the next time it runs. It will prompt for all initial setup selections. This is useful as a “global reset” if there are system settings that have been changed by accident."