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Reset Settings

You can reset the FL Studio settings to their default state as shown below. This action can be useful if you are experiencing problems with the set-up of FL Studio. This can include - audio drivers not behaving correctly, graphical glitches, installed components not showing or other problematic behavior of the program that seems hard to resolve. Reset settings acts by restoring all settings to their default state.

IMPORTANT: It's a good idea to take screenshots of your Audio, General and Files settings prior to proceeding. This will help you restore your previous options after the reset.

Windows

There are two ways you can Reset settings:

  1. Automated (recommended) - Use the Diagnostics tool to Reset settings:
    1. Open the HELP menu and choose the Diagnostic tool.
    2. Close FL Studio.
    3. From the Diagnostic tool choose 'Reset FL Studio settings option' and click 'Start'.

    If FL Studio won't open you can locate the Diagnostic tool and run it independently as follows:

    1. (Right-Click) FL Studio desktop icon and select 'Open file location'.
    2. in the FL Studio installation, navigate to the following folder ... \System\Tools\Diagnostics.
    3. Double-Click 'fldiagnostic.exe' to open the Diagnostics tool. It will run some quick checks when first opened, so be patient.
    4. From the Diagnostic tool choose 'Reset FL Studio settings' and click 'Start'.
  2. Alternative - There is also a 'Reset settings' program available in the Windows install folder.

Uninstall FL Studio on Windows

For a complete manual uninstall on Windows, follow the procedure here.

macOS

There are two ways you can Reset settings:

  1. Automated (recommended) - Use the Diagnostics tool to Reset settings:
    1. Open the HELP menu and choose the Diagnostic tool. It will run some quick checks when first opened, so be patient.
    2. Close FL Studio
    3. From the Diagnostic tool choose 'Reset FL Studio settings option' and click 'Start'.

    If FL Studio won't open you can locate the Diagnostic tool and run it independently as follows:

    1. Open the Finder, (Control-Click / Right-Click / 2-Finger Click) FL Studio in the 'Applications' folder and select 'Show package contents'.
    2. Navigate to the following folder ... /Contents/Resources/FL/System/Tools/Diagnostics.
    3. Double-Click 'fldiagnostic.app' to open the Diagnostics tool. It will run some quick checks when first opened, so be patient.
    4. From the Diagnostic tool choose 'Reset FL Studio settings' and click 'Start'.
  2. Manual - Your FL Studio settings are in a specific folder. By deleting this folder you can return FL Studio to its default state. The program will re-create the missing folder on start-up and use the default values.
    1. Close FL Studio.
    2. Show hidden folders, if you have not already done this.
    3. Using Finder navigate to '[Macintosh HD]/Users/[user account]/Library/Preferences/Image-Line'.
    4. Delete all files in the Image-Line folder.
    5. Launch FL Studio.

Uninstall FL Studio on macOS

For a complete manual uninstall on macOS, follow the procedure here.

Things to check after you reset settings

Once you run this function FL Studio will return to the default installation configuration. This means that you will lose any custom:

  1. MIDI Settings
  2. Audio Settings
  3. General Setting
  4. File Settings

You will need to manually set these to your preferred configuration.