How do I completely reset my preferences for Nisus Writer Express?

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How do I completely reset my preferences for Nisus Writer Express?

Post by martin » 2018-10-15 13:41:13

In some special situations you may want to remove all customizations made to Nisus Writer Express, restoring all settings back to their original defaults. This includes clearing general preferences, new document templates, keyboard shortcuts, the Document Manager, language and editing options, etc.

The instructions below will reset all of Nisus Writer's preferences and its sandbox container. The latter will sometimes fix odd problems related to system permission errors.


WARNING:
Before you follow these instructions, be absolutely certain that you don't mind losing any customizations you've made to Nisus Writer. If you take the steps given below, all Nisus Writer settings and preferences will be reset to their default.


How to completely reset Nisus Writer Express:
The instructions assume some familiarity with Apple's Terminal utility application.

1. Quit Nisus Writer if it is running.
2. Launch Apple’s Terminal application.
3. Enter and execute the command:

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defaults delete com.nisus.NisusWriterExpress
That command will clear away all preferences.

4. Enter and execute the command:

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mv ~/Library/Containers/com.nisus.NisusWriterExpress ~/Desktop
That command will move Nisus Writer’s sandbox folder to the Desktop, so the system (Mac OS X / macOS) is forced to create a fresh sandbox container.

5. Restart your entire Mac to ensure cached settings are cleared.

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