I uploaded a lot of WMS-Services in QGIS via a .XML file.

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When I modify the .XML file, for instance delete a couple of Services or add new ones, my changes are not changed in QGIS.

As an alternative I would like to just delete all of them and upload my new .XML file but I don't find the option to delete all at once. I don't just want to delete one by one.

Where are my services saved and how can I delete all of them at once?

I'm using QGIS 3.4

  • Are you on Windows or Linux?
    – nmtoken
    Feb 25, 2020 at 13:28
  • The following may help (not sure about Windows for QGIS 3) gis.stackexchange.com/questions/329886/…
    – nmtoken
    Feb 25, 2020 at 13:29
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    Connections are saved into QGIS3.ini file also on Windows. The path is [APPDATA]\QGIS\QGIS3\profiles\default\QGIS and you can check from Options - System - Current environment variables what is APPDATA.
    – user30184
    Feb 25, 2020 at 13:33

1 Answer 1


Open the QGIS Python console and execute the following to clean all the WMS entries (cross platform, so no need to touch ini files wether on Windows, Linux or Mac OS)

from qgis.PyQt.QtCore import QSettings
settings = QSettings()


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