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Windows 7: Reset Gadgets


24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Reset Gadgets

Hi All
How do i reset my sidebar back to its default settings.Some gadgets i use are not dislaying correctly and others i cant seem to get rid of.Ive tried to reset from the control panel(restore gadgets that came with windows)but it doesnt remove them all.Ive also tried turning the feature off then back on but still no joy.I need to delete all previous settings and start a fresh
thankyou


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24 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Custom Installed gadgets are located here:
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Delete all gadgets and restart to get back the default option
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24 Nov 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

You may try resetting the sidebar to default settings and check if it helps.
Note: By resetting to the default settings, you’ll have to add your gadgets back to the sidebar.

a. First make sure that the sidebar process is completely closed
( i. Right-click on the Sidebar icon in the system tray, and then choose Exit.)
( ii. Check in Task Manager to make sure that there are no sidebar.exe processes running. If there are, just right-click and use End Process on each of them.)
b. Open up a windows explorer window and then paste the following into the location bar: %localappdata%\microsoft\Windows Sidebar
c. This will open up the Sidebar gadgets folder.
d. Rename Settings.ini folder. This file contains your current sidebar configuration.
e. Click start and open windows sidebar, you’ll notice that a new Settings.ini is created in the above mentioned folder immediately.
f. Windows side bar now should work with minimum gadgets.
g. You may add the gadgets manually and check if it is working.
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24 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks guys
Afew things i dont have a notification icon for the sidebar where is that option.Also i have the sidebar folder in program files and program files(86) do i need to reset both ini files
thankyou danny
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18 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
You may try resetting the sidebar to default settings and check if it helps.
Note: By resetting to the default settings, you’ll have to add your gadgets back to the sidebar.

a. First make sure that the sidebar process is completely closed
( i. Right-click on the Sidebar icon in the system tray, and then choose Exit.)
( ii. Check in Task Manager to make sure that there are no sidebar.exe processes running. If there are, just right-click and use End Process on each of them.)
b. Open up a windows explorer window and then paste the following into the location bar: %localappdata%\microsoft\Windows Sidebar
c. This will open up the Sidebar gadgets folder.
d. Rename Settings.ini folder. This file contains your current sidebar configuration.
e. Click start and open windows sidebar, you’ll notice that a new Settings.ini is created in the above mentioned folder immediately.
f. Windows side bar now should work with minimum gadgets.
g. You may add the gadgets manually and check if it is working.






Thanks MAn this Helps me a lot. I tried Everything. But the only problem is the .ini is missing in the setting. And all of my gadgets works fine in start up! thnks
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