The following tutorial will show you how to reset Kodi on Windows computer. By using this method, you are not required to reinstall Kodi or download any fresh start add-ons.
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Resetting or restoring Kodi to factory settings is a great way to keep Kodi crsip and operating smoothly. Many users also need to reset Kodi to uninstall a Build and restore Kodi to it’s original state.
Keep in mind that when you reset/restore Kodi on Windows, you will delete everything that you have installed within the application. This includes builds, skins, add-ons, and more. TROYPOINT suggests writing down anything you would like to re-install after your Kodi reset.
Follow the steps below to to reset/restore Kodi on Windows.
How To Reset or Restore Kodi On Windows Steps
- Close Kodi on your Windows Computer.
- In your PC’s Search Bar, type the following exactly as it is shown: %appdata% and Select the File Folder as shown below:
- Once it opens, you will see a Kodi folder.
- Right Click on Kodi Folder and select delete.
- Kodi has now returned to it’s original factory settings.
This is the easiest and quickest way to uninstall any add-ons or builds within Kodi. Upon re-opening Kodi, it should now look like this:
After resetting Kodi, you can install all of your favorite add-ons and builds. CLICK HERE to see a list of the Best Kodi Add-Ons as determined by the TROYPOINT Community.
Before installing any Kodi 3rd party add-ons, I recommend using a VPN Service to protect you from your ISP (Internet Service Provider). A VPN service will encrypt your Internet connection and hide your ip address so your provider doesn’t know what you are streaming or downloading. To learn how to install a VPN on Kodi, follow the link below:
To learn how to reset Kodi on other devices, use the links below:
Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN
Most cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 22.214.171.124 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.