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Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings

How to Restore Command Prompt Default Personalization Settings in Windows
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30 Sep 2016
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How to Restore Command Prompt Default Personalization Settings in Windows

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Loyal user’s of the Command Prompt know that its far too easy to get carried away with the personalization settings the Command Prompt has to offer. Consequently, many users may choose not to alter these settings as to avoid displacing the defaults. When need comes, resetting these modifications to their defaults isn’t so intuitive.

This tutorial shows you how you can restore the settings for your favourite command host, on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
Note   Note
Windows will store a command host’s personalization settings in a number of places depending on how the host was invoked. The three possible locations for where Windows will store a host’s configurations are: in the registry key “HKCU\Console”, in a subway of Console, or in a shortcut file.


Conditions for determining where a Command Prompt’s personalization settings are stored:
  1. If changes are made to the Default’s pane, personalization configurations are written to the registry key “HKCU\Console”.
  2. If the Command Prompt window is associated with a shortcut file (.lnk) and the Properties pane is used to set personalization configurations, configurations are written to the shortcut file itself.
  3. If the Command Prompt window was started as a new process and the Properties pane is used to set personalization configurations, personalization configurations are written to a subkey of “HKCU\Console”.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Replace your Command Prompt Shortcut
  • Option Two: Restore Default Personalization Configurations in the Registry



Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings OPTION ONE Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings
Replace your Command Prompt Shortcut

Note   Note
To remove personal configurations from a Command Prompt shortcut you should create a new shortcut of C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe.

For a more in depth walkthrough of this method, follow Option Two of the tutorial Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut where each of the step here corresponds with a step there.
1. Right click in a folder or on your desktop to open the context menu and select New > Shortcut.

2. Type either “cmd” or “powershell” depending on your preference then hit enter.

3. Enter any name you would like to use for your shortcut, then select Finish.



Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings OPTION TWO Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings
Restore Default Personalization Configurations in the Registry

Note   Note
This option will restore all command hosts’ personalization configurations. This includes PowerShell consoles.

Personalization configurations sourced from shortcuts will not be affected. Use Option One for this.
1.Click on one of the “Download” buttons below to download the required .reg file appropriate for your machine.
Command_Prompt_Defaults_win7-win8.reg
download
Command_Prompt_Defaults_win10.reg
download
2. Double click on the downloaded .reg file to merge it with the registry.

3. When prompted, click on Run, Yes, Yes, then OK.

4. You may delete the downloaded .reg file when done.


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06 Oct 2016   #1
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Good job.


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