How Do I Reset My SketchUp Settings?

Have you been experiencing issues with your SketchUp software? Are you encountering unexpected errors or glitches that seem to have no solution?

It might be time to consider resetting your SketchUp settings. Resetting your settings can help resolve various problems and ensure that you have a fresh start with the software. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of resetting your SketchUp settings.

Step 1: Closing SketchUp

Before you begin the reset process, make sure to close SketchUp completely. This ensures that any changes made during the reset will take effect properly.

Step 2: Locating the Preferences Folder

To reset your SketchUp settings, you need to locate the preferences folder on your computer. The location of this folder varies depending on the operating system you are using.


  • On Windows 10/8/7, navigate to C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp \SketchUp.
  • If you are using an older version of Windows, go to C:\Documents and Settings\YourUsername\Application Data\SketchUp\SketchUp \SketchUp.


  • On a Mac, open Finder and click on Go > Go to Folder.
  • In the dialog box, enter ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp/SketchUp /SketchUp and click on Go.

Step 3: Renaming the Preferences Folder

Once you have located the preferences folder, it’s time to reset your SketchUp settings by renaming this folder.

Note: By renaming the folder, SketchUp will create a new preferences folder with default settings.

  • Select the preferences folder and right-click on it.
  • Choose the Rename option from the context menu.
  • Give the folder a new name, such as “Preferences_OLD”.

Step 4: Launching SketchUp

You are now ready to launch SketchUp. Upon launching, SketchUp will create a new preferences folder with default settings.

Step 5: Configuring Settings (Optional)

If you had customized any settings in SketchUp previously, you can reconfigure them as per your preference. This step is entirely optional and depends on your specific requirements.

Step 6: Restoring Customizations (Optional)

If you had created custom templates, materials, or other assets in SketchUp, you can restore them from your backup or recreate them manually. Again, this step is optional and depends on your individual needs.

Congratulations! You have successfully reset your SketchUp settings.

You should now be able to use SketchUp without any issues or glitches. Remember that resetting your settings may revert any customization or personalized configurations you had made previously.

We hope this tutorial helped you resolve any problems you were facing with SketchUp. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to the SketchUp community or consult their official documentation.