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    Resetting Preferences


    PVA - Jim

    Common symptoms of problems that can be solved by deleting preferences and restarting the application:

     

    1) Screen flickering/flashing.

    2) Exported files not appearing in the specified folder.

    3) Crashing issues after updating to the latest version.

    4) Odd graphical display issues.


    Preference locations by Operating System and Vectorworks version:

     

    Mac OSX 10.4.11 and 10.5.X

     

    VectorWorks 12.5.3

    HD:Users:(Username):Library:Preferences

    VectorWorks 12 Prefs

     

     

    VectorWorks 2008

    HD:Users:(Username):Library:Application Support:VectorWorks:2008:Settings

    SavedSettings.xml

    SavedSettingsUser.xml

    Vectorworks Preferences.xml

     

    HD:Users:(Username):Library:Preferences

    net.nemetschek.vectorworks.plist

    net.nemetschek.spotlightimporter.plist

     

    HD:Library:Preferences

    net.nemetschek.vectorworks.plist

     

     

    VectorWorks 2009

    HD:Users:(Username):Library:Application Support:VectorWorks:2009:Settings

    SavedSettings.xml

    SavedSettingsUser.xml

    Vectorworks Preferences.xml

     

    HD:Users:(Username):Library:Preferences

    net.nemetschek.vectorworks.2009.plist

    net.nemetschek.spotlightimporter.plist

     

    HD:Library:Preferences

    net.nemetschek.vectorworks.2009.plist

     

     

    Windows Vista

     

    VectorWorks 12.5.3

    Registry Keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 12

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 12

     

     

    VectorWorks 2008

    Settings Files:

    C:\Users\Jwilson\AppData\Roaming\Nemetschek\VectorWorks\2008\Settings

    SavedSettings.xml

    SavedSettingsUser.xml

    Vectorworks Preferences.xml

     

    Registry Keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 13

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 13

     

     

    VectorWorks 2009

    Settings Files:

    C:\Users\Jwilson\AppData\Roaming\Nemetschek\VectorWorks\2009\Settings

    SavedSettings.xml

    SavedSettingsUser.xml

    Vectorworks Preferences.xml

     

    Registry Keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 14

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 14

     

     

    Windows XP

     

    VectorWorks 12.5.3

    Registry Keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 12

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 12

     

     

    VectorWorks 2008

    Settings Files:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jwilson\Application Data\Nemetschek\VectorWorks\2008\Settings

    SavedSettings.xml

    SavedSettingsUser.xml

    Vectorworks Preferences.xml

     

    Registry Keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 13

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 13

     

     

    VectorWorks 2009

    Settings Files:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jwilson\Application Data\Nemetschek\VectorWorks\2009\Settings

    SavedSettings.xml

    SavedSettingsUser.xml

    Vectorworks Preferences.xml

     

    Registry Keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 14

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nemetschek\VectorWorks 14

    Edited by JimW



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