At times you may wish to restore TheSkyX's personalized settings to their defaults, a previously backed-up state, or duplicate your settings on another computer. (For help with backing up your settings, see Backing Up TheSkyX's Settings.)
These settings include preferences, toolbar and window configurations, .SKYX documents, observing notes, custom horizons, imaging system profiles, field-of-view indicators, TPoint data and models, and more.
NOTE: If you wish to reset only the Sky Chart settings, while retaining others (including the site location), simply use TheSkyX's File > New command and respond Yes when asked "Would you like to restore the default Sky Chart settings as well?". If this achieves your goal, you needn't read further.
This discussion refers extensively to TheSkyX's Application Support Files (ASF) folder. Note that this is a description of the folder, not its name!...follow the link for details.
If you merely wish to restore TheSkyX to factory-default settings, you can simply rename or delete your current ASF folder. The next time TheSkyX is launched it will create a default ASF folder, requiring entry of your name and serial number (so be sure to have your serial number handy). If this achieves your goal, you needn't read further.
The following procedure may be used to restore a backup of your settings. It assumes that your destination computer already has an ASF folder in place. If TheSkyX has never been run on that computer, we recommend that you first install and launch it (even if you cancel the serial number and license agreement), which will create a default ASF folder.
To check the file permissions on Windows:
1237 - BACKING UP THESKYX'S SETTINGS
SBKB; backup; settings; TheSkyX Professional Edition; TheSkyX Serious Astronomer Edition; OS X; Windows
Last Reviewed: 2019-03-14
Brian S. RickardSoftware Bisque, Inc.
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