Any way to reset all settings to factory without Clean Install?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by PatriotInvasion, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000


    Jul 18, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Is it possible to reset all settings in OS X without having to do a complete clean install of the OS? I like how the iPhone has a reset all settings feature and wish OS X had the same.

    PS - I know there is the Preferences folder that can be moved but in my experience that is not a true solution for this as plists live elsewhere on the machine.
  2. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    The only thing that I can think of is to backup everything, create a new user account, then delete the primary account, then restore everything. I don't know of an easier way, but it's certainly easier than doing a complete clean install of the OS

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