How to Reset Kodi to Factory Settings on PC and Firestick


KodiHow to Reset Kodi to Factory Settings on PC and Firestick

In this guide, we’ll show you how to restore Kodi back to it’s factory settings. This guide will cover both Windows and the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It’s a very short and simple process, and realistically it should take less than a minute or two.

Upon completing this tutorial, it will delete all of your data including add-ons, builds, skins and settings. It’s basically the same as installing Kodi on a new device, however we don’t have to go through that long process of downloading and installing the software again.

Once you restore Kodi back to it’s original factory settings, you can go ahead and install either a custom build, or start creating your own from scratch! Make sure to check out some add-ons we’ve covered here.

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Before we start

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How to restore Kodi on a Windows Device

  • Open the start menu by pressing the windows key.
  • Type %appdata% (make sure to include the percent symbols).
  • It will take you to the ‘Roaming’ folder inside of ‘AppData’.
  • Look for the folder named Kodi, and delete it.
  • Open Kodi again, and it should have reset to the default settings.
search for %appdata% in the start menu to restore kodi
In your start menu, type in %appdata% and click the folder that shows up
Look for the Kodi folder and delete it
Delete the folder that is named “Kodi”

Restore Kodi on an Amazon Firestick

  • Ensure you are on the Fire TV Stick home screen.
  • Go into the Settings tab toward the bottom of your screen.
  • Head into the Applications tab.
  • Choose Manage Applications.
  • Select Kodi.
  • Look for and choose ‘Clear Data’.
  • Choose Yes when you get the “Delete app data?” message.
  • Click Clear data again.
  • Now Open Kodi by choosing “Launch Application”.
  • That’s it, Kodi should be restored to Factory Settings
Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!