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    34= How to reset preferences =
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    5 If you experience certain errors and strange behavior, it might be caused by inconsistencies in the program settings. In order to reset everything, you need to rename or delete the preferences folder. This way, JOSM will behave just like you have installed it the first time.
     5If you experience certain errors and strange behavior, it might be caused by inconsistencies in the program settings. In order to reset everything, you need to rename or delete the preferences directory. This way, JOSM will behave just like you have installed it the first time. Note that while the file `preferences.xml` contains most program settings, there are other files which could be causing problems, such as an image cache, bad plugin, etc.
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    77== Locate the settings folder ==
     8It is described in the section "[wikitr:/Help/Preferences#JOSMpreferencedatacachedirectories JOSM preference/data/cache directories]" at the preferences help page.
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    9 === Windows ===
     10== Command line option ==
     11The [wikitr:/Help/CommandLineOptions command line option] `--reset-preferences` resets the preferences to default.
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    11 Open an explorer window and type {{{%APPDATA%}}} in the location bar and press enter. You should find a folder called {{{JOSM}}}. Alternatively, try to search for the term {{{JOSM}}} or browse the usual folders, that contain program settings.
     13== GUI ==
     14You can also reset the preferences using the "More..." button in [[JOSMImage(preferences/advanced,24,link=,middle)]] [wikitr:/Help/Preferences/Advanced#Buttons advanced preferences].
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    13 === Linux and Mac ===
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    15 The settings folder is in your home directory: {{{~/.josm}}}
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     18Back to [wikitr:/Help/Preferences Preferences help] \\
     19Back to [wikitr:/Help/Action/Preferences Preferences dialog] \\
     20Back to [wikitr:/Help Main Help]