Deleting the config file in standalone app

Deleting the configuration file of the standalone app resets the app to its default settings. This can be a solution when encountering some issues with the standalone app. 

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SoundID Reference app config file

The config file is essential to store all the settings made over time by the user. Sometimes the config file can become corrupt, resulting in various errors like 'Preset Switch Failed' messages, crashes, app not launching, etc. Deleting the file could help to resolve the issue. 

NOTE! Deleting the config file will result in the deletion of stored settings. Speaker profiles will not be deleted - the .swproj files in the Sonarworks Projects folder will remain intact.

 

How to delete the config file on macOS

  1. Quit the standalone app: How to fully quit the SoundID Reference app?
  2. Show hidden folders: How to show hidden files Mac and Windows?
  3. Go to the location shown below
  4. Delete the Systemwide.cfg files in the two locations shown below
  5. Relaunch the SoundID Reference app

 

Macintosh HD/Users/your username/Library/Application Support/Sonarworks/SoundID Reference/Systemwide/Systemwide.cfg
Macintosh HD/Users/your username/Library/Application Support/Sonarworks/SoundID Reference/Backup/Systemwide.cfg

 

[MAC] Systemwide - Systemwide.cfg.png[MAC] Backup - Systemwide.cfg.png

 

NOTE! For macOS users: since version 5.4.0 (Oct 18, 2022) the "Sonarworks" folder has been moved from ~/Library/Sonarworks to ~/Library/Application Support/Sonarworks

 

 

How to delete the config file on Windows

  1. Quit the standalone app: How to fully quit the SoundID Reference app?
  2. Show hidden folders: How to show hidden files Mac and Windows?
  3. Go to the location shown below
  4. Delete the Systemwide.cfg files in the two locations shown below
  5. Relaunch the SoundID Reference app

 

C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Sonarworks\SoundID Reference\Systemwide\Systemwide.cfg
C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Sonarworks\SoundID Reference\Backup\Systemwide.cfg

 

[WIN] Systemwide - Systemwide.cfg.png

 

[WIN] Backup - Systemwide.cfg.png

 

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