(FAQ) How can I reset VEGAS Pro to default settings?

Nick Hope wrote on 11/25/2016, 5:40 AM

If VEGAS Pro is behaving strangely you can try resetting it to the default settings. You may also wish to do this in order to reconfigure VEGAS from scratch.

If you have worked hard on configuring personalised settings then back up your C: drive before you do this so you can restore them if this doesn't help.

Reset as follows:

  1. Close VEGAS Pro
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT on your keyboard while double-clicking the program's shortcut icon on the desktop to launch it *.
  3. You should see a window that asks "Do you want to reset all preferences to default values?"
  4. Place a checkmark next to "Delete all cached application data" and then click "Yes".
  5. For older products, continue to hold the CTRL & SHIFT keys until the program is fully loaded.

* - Note that you will not see the "Delete all cached application data" box if you open the program from the Windows Start Menu or programs list.

More help with resetting VEGAS to default settings is available here.


Nick Hope wrote on 11/25/2016, 5:40 AM

Please send me corrections or additions to this by personal message. You may add them in a comment here but comments may be deleted later as this is an "FAQ" post.

fan-boy wrote on 2/19/2019, 7:55 PM

Seems Vegas "poles" the detection of key press Ctrl-Shift , when Vegas is launching . Thus sometimes Vegas "Misses" the key press . I reset rarely , but it works best to repeatedly press : Ctrl-Shift , let go , Ctrl-Shift , let go , Ctrl-Shift let go , maybe up to 5 times , until the reset Message Box appears . If Vegas Splash screen appears , then nothing happened . Close Vegas and try again .

Musicvid wrote on 2/19/2019, 8:05 PM

That's pretty much a Windows quirk, which can be annoying if you're in a hurry.

Happens a lot in Photoshop, also.

While holding Ctrl, add Shift, then click Whatever. Works reliably on my keyboard.

Eagle Six wrote on 2/20/2019, 1:51 PM

Left click once the shortcut to highlight, then 'Ctrl+Shift' + double left click, works every time for me.

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