Sometimes Adobe Photoshop can exhibit weird behavior and something similar happened with me when I was playing with color pallets and got messed up. To get rid this situation, I searched the web and found a solution to reset preferences to factory defaults. Lets see!
How To:

  1. Close any instance of Adobe Photoshop, if it is running.
  2. Now hold CTRL+ALT+SHIFT keys and start Photoshop (Just follow Start > All Programs > Adobe Photoshop [version#]).
  3. Reset Adobe Photoshop

  4. Instead of running Photoshop, it prompts to delete settings file. Now click on Yes to set back everything to defaults. 

Applies To:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4

4 responses to “How to Reset Adobe Photoshop settings to factory defaults”

  1. Guest Avatar

    Works perfectly!

  2. LovaticVirus? Avatar

    doesnt work all it shows is fucking properties -.-

  3. jc onte Avatar

    this is all ive ever wanted, thank you

  4. AnandK Avatar

    Nice find !Thanks.

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