The title sums it up, I'm trying to reset QGIS to its first run state under Windows 7 and XP. Deleting the .qgis folder in my user directory goes a long way to achieving this, but certain things persist such as:

  • The load state of core plugins
  • Recent Projects list
  • Options

And presumably others besides this list

Where are these bits of information stored?

Using QGIS 1.7.4 (411aff6)

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Most of that information is stored in the good ol' windows registry.

Check under:


I think you can just nuke that whole entry and QGIS will just recreate it when it runs again.


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