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Can you please provide an article on what files/folders need to be removed to get MonoDevelop back to a clean setup like at first install? We've had some problems in the v3 release that requires some cleaning up and I'm not sure where everything is stored. I tried deleting the MonoDevelop-3 folder in my User/Library and also the Library/Preferences but there are things still being persisted such as showing the startup screen, etc. that's not resetting so who knows what else isn't being reset. I also cleaned the .SLN file (bottom section) of policies.
Please provide a comprehensive "reset/clean" instruction guide.
The locations are all documented here:
Note that the MD will migrate the 2.8 directories if the 3.0 directories do not exist.
I followed those instructions and deleted everything listed and even deleted MonoDevelop and then reinstalled it. No "MonoDevelop-xyz" folders, i.e. 2.6, 2.8, 3.x, etc. From what I could tell everything was cleaned up (deleted). I then downloaded MD 3.0.2 again and launched it. It launched my last run solution, it also remembered some prefs such as a very old "user info" (name, company, copyright, etc.) and also knew not to open the welcome page. Where are those settings being persisted? Why are they reloading after everything is cleaned?
It may be migrating some old pre-2.6 settings from ~/.config/MonoDevelop*.
Where is ~/.config??? I don't see a folder by this name anywhere
Files and directories that begin with a dot are hidden on Unix. You may have to use Terminal.
Okay, I've used Terminal to show hidden files/folders, now where is ~/.config? Under library? Can you narrow me in on where to look?
Found it, thanks (under my user folder if anyone else needs to know)
Yes, ~ is the Unix term for your home folder. Apologies if that wasn't clear.
Yeah, I don't know unix...
That was the problem, I removed that folder and purged everything again and now it's a fresh startup. At some point you all should stop migrating settings from versions that far in the past. It could cause issues going forward. Just my $.02.
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