86. How can I return PowerTracks Pro Audio to the factory settings?

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2011 uses the files listed below for configuration. If you want to restore PowerTracks to the factory settings, you can delete or rename these files. The next time you launch PowerTracks, new configuration files will be created. This can help solve or troubleshoot odd and unexplainable problems you are having with the program. The files are found in the root PowerTracks folder, usually C:\pt. Important: You must have PowerTracks closed when you do this.

We recommend renaming the files (rather than deleting them) or saving a copy of them somewhere else on your hard drive so that you have a backup of your old configuration. For example, you could rename ptw.ini to ptw.old. Later, if you find that you need to restore your previous settings, you can delete the new ptw.ini file that PowerTracks will have created, and rename ptw.old to ptw.ini

Note: Some people have trouble finding the files because Windows hides file extensions. In any folder on your computer, go to the Tools menu and click on Folder Options, then click on the View tab and make sure 'Hide extensions for known file types' is unchecked. On Windows 98/ME, the Folder Options item is found under the View menu.

  • ptw.ini. This file contains most of the global PowerTracks settings, especially the settings in the Options | Preferences and Options | MIDI Devices dialogs. It also has a list of the most recently accessed song files.

  • ptpa.cfg. This file contains information about your sound card

The two files above contain most of your program settings; it is usually only necessary to delete those two files. Other settings files include:

  • PTToolB10.Ini. This file contains your main toolbar setup.

  • DEFAULT.RWS. This file stores your most recent Window setup when you exit the program.

  • DXPluginList.ini. This file has the name and location of the DirectX audio plugins that PowerTracks has found on your computer.

  • DXiPluginList.ini. This file has the name and location of the DXi synthesizers that PowerTracks has found on your computer.

  • VSTPluginList.ini. This file has the name and location of the VST audio plugins that PowerTracks has found on your computer.

  • VSTiPluginList.ini. This file has the name and location of the VSTi synthesizers that PowerTracks has found on your computer.

  • pt.DRM. This file contains a list of SysEx dump request macros.

  • $Drumz.cfg. This file contains your Drum Window settings.

  • $MIDIMON.cfg. This file contains your MIDI Monitor settings.

  • Tuner.cfg. This file contains your Guitar Tuner settings.

  • $OPTIONS.SEQ. This isn't a settings file, but when the $OPTIONS.SEQ file is present in your PowerTracks folder, it will be loaded automatically as soon as you launch PowerTracks. This can be helpful, if for example you want to specify certain metronome settings or auto-send a sysex bank every time you open the program.

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Alyssa - PG Music