# Reinstalling Bootstrap Studio

If you've run into problems, or if you wish to reinstall and fully reset Bootstrap Studio, there are a few steps that you need to take.

# Resetting

To reset Bootstrap Studio to a fresh state, you need to delete/rename the configuration folder:

  1. Close Bootstrap Studio.
  2. Find the configuration directory:
    • For Windows: C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Roaming\bstudio
    • For macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/bstudio
    • For Linux: ~/.config/bstudio
  3. Rename it from bstudio to bstudio_backup
  4. (Optional) If you wish to preserve your custom components, copy bstudio_backup/userPackages to the bstudio folder. This will transfer your components to the new instance.
  5. Start Bootstrap Studio again.

At this point, you will have a brand new copy of Bootstrap Studio. In most cases this is enough to reset the app to a fresh state. But things like Windows updates can sometimes lead to breakage of the program files themselves, so if things still don't work correctly after the above steps, you will need to also uninstall the app, and install it again.

# Uninstalling

To uninstall Bootstrap Studio completely from your system is just a couple of steps.

# Windows

Use Add/Remove programs and uninstall Bootstrap Studio. After this you can delete the folder C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Roaming\bstudio if you wish to remove the stored configuration.

# macOS

Drop Bootstrap Studio from your Applications folder to the Trash bin. After this you can delete the folder ~/Library/Application Support/bstudio if you wish to remove the stored configuration.

# Linux

If you have run the launcher.sh script to install the app, you can call it again with the --uninstall flag to remove any trace of Bootstrap Studio from your system.

bash launcher.sh --uninstall

This will remove the application launcher and icons. After this you can delete the AppImage file and the ~/.config/bstudio folder if you wish to remove the stored configuration.