# Reinstalling Mail Studio
If you've run into problems, or if you wish to reinstall and fully reset Mail Studio, there are a few steps that you need to take.
To reset Mail Studio to a fresh state, you need to delete/rename the configuration folder:
- Close Mail Studio.
- Find the configuration directory:
- For Windows:
- For macOS:
- For Linux:
- For Windows:
- Rename it from
- (Optional) If you wish to preserve your custom components, copy mstudio_backup/userPackages to the mstudio folder. This will transfer your components to the new instance.
- Start Mail Studio again.
At this point, you will have a brand new copy of Mail Studio. In most cases this is enough to reset the app to a fresh state. But things like Windows updates can sometimes lead to breakage of the program files themselves, so if things still don't work correctly after the above steps, you will need to also uninstall the app, and install it again.
To uninstall Mail Studio completely from your system is just a couple of steps.
Use Add/Remove programs and uninstall Mail Studio. After this you can delete the folder
C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Roaming\mstudio if you wish to remove the stored configuration.
Drop Mail Studio from your Applications folder to the Trash bin. After this you can delete the folder
~/Library/Application Support/mstudio if you wish to remove the stored configuration.
Open the folder
~/.Mail Studio. There you should see a script called
uninstall.sh. Run it like this:
This will remove the application launcher and icons. After this you can delete the folders
~/.Mail Studio and
~/.config/mstudio if you wish to remove the stored configuration.