Resetting Preferences

Reference Number: KB-00351
Last Modified: April 19, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


I have made several modifications to my Preferences. How do I reset them back to default?


Please note that resetting all preferences to default can be a drastic step if you have made many changes to your defaults and should be done with caution.

To reset your Preferences

  1. Launch your Home Designer program and select File> New Plan .

  2. Select Edit> Preferences to display the Preferences dialog.

    If you are running home Designer on a Mac computer Preferences will be found in the Home Designer menu.

  3. Within the Preferences dialog, click the Reset Options panel.


  4. Click the Reset Preferences button to restore all preferences to those that originally came with the program.

    If message boxes have been suppressed, you can make them display again by clicking Reset Message Boxes.

  5. For the reset to take effect, you will need to restart the program, so select File> Exit to completely close out of the program.

  6. The next time that you launch the Home Designer software, your Preference settings will have been returned to their defaults.