How to Reset Corel Paintshop Pro Back to Default

by Kevin Lee

One of the benefits of customizable software is its ability to adapt and morph into applications that fit your work style. Paint Shop Pro, Corel’s image editing program, lets you customize your workspace, brush sets, pallets and a host of other editing and user interface elements. Add commands to tool-bars, change default file locations and tweak your monitor’s display options from the software’s preferences section. When you tire of your changes, restore Paint Shop Pro to its default factory settings as easily as you modified them.

Reset versions 9 and X (10)


Open Paintshop Pro and click "File."


Click "Preferences" to open the "Preferences window.


Click "Reset Preference" to display a list of options. Put a check mark by all options and click "OK."

Reset versions XI, X2 and Ultimate


Click the Windows "Start" menu to open it.


Click "All Programs." Windows will display a list of programs.


Hold down your "SHIFT" key and double-click the "Paintshop Pro" program. Windows will display a prompt asking if you want to reset the the program to its default state. Click "Yes."

About the Author

After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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