How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install

By | December 3, 2017

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After using Kodi for some time it can become filled up with old add-ons, data, and other bits and pieces of code that are no longer needed.
 
Clearing out all the old data and having a fresh start can be a good thing, especially if errors start to happen.
 
Uninstalling Kodi often doesn’t delete all user data and needs to be cleared out with a utility.
 
Using a utility all the old data can be removed from Kodi.
 
Keep in mind when this is done all the addons, sources, and any Build will be gone and need to be added back in.
 
Doing a Fresh Start is usually needed when a new Build is installed as old data can mess up a Build from installing correctly.
 
There is a number of ways to do this with Fresh Start plugin being the easiest and most complete way to get rid of everything and start over.
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi Builds 3
 
If you are clearing out an old Build the Fresh Start plugin may already be installed and will be under Program Add-ons.
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi Builds 1
 
Also if you already have a Build installed, and no Fresh Start Plugin, switching to the Kodi default skin Estuary will make it easier to follow the directions below.
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi Builds 2
A video is below the written steps for a visual walk through if needed.
 
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How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start
 
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 1
 
2… Click File Manager
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 2
 
3… Add Source
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 3
 
4… Click where it says None
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 4
 
5… Enter the URL: http://dimitrology.com/repo and click OK
How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 5
 
6… Name it Dimitrology and click OK
How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 6
 
7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 7
 
8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 8
 
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 9
 
10… Install from zip file
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 9
 
11… A box will slide open find Dimitrology and click it
How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 11
 
12… Find plugin.video.freshstart-1.0.5.zip and click it. (If there is an updated version install it)
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi with Fresh Start Plugin Step 12
 
13… Wait for the top right to popup and say Installed. The server has been running slow so it may take a bit depending on the time of day.
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi with Fresh Start Plugin Step 13
 
14… After it installs go to Program Add-ons from the main menu and click Fresh Start
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15… A popup will come up click Yes
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16… It will take a few moment to clear the old data and display when finished click OK
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17… Close Kodi and restart it
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi with Fresh Start Plugin Step 17
After restarting Kodi all the old Data should be gone.
 
Video Instructions

 
 




 
 
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start with Indigo
 
1… Click the System Icon from the top left
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 1
 
2… Click File Manager
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 2
 
3… On the left click Add Source
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 3
 
4… Click where it says None
How to Install Ares Wizard Kodi 17-17.4 Krypton Step 4
 
5… Enter the URL: http://fusion.tvaddons.co and click OK
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6… Name it TV Addons and click OK
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7… Double Check everything is correct and click OK
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install New Step 7
 
8… Go back to Main Menu and click add-ons
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 8
 
9… Click the Package Installer Icon from the top left
How To Install Vortex Addon Kodi 17 Krypton Step 9
 
10… Install from zip file
How to Install Salts Add-on Kodi 17 Krypton step 9
 
11… A box will slide open find TV Addons and click it
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install New Step 11
 
12… Click begin-here
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13… Click plugin.program.indigo-3.0.2.zip
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14… Wait for the top right to pop up and say Indigo Installed. (Sometimes the server runs slow)
How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install New Step 14
 
15… Go back to the main menu and click Program Add-ons
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16… Click Indigo
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17… After Indigo start click on Factory Restore
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17… Click Yes on the warning box that comes up
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19… It will ask to keep Indigo after factory reset click Yes or No

 
20… It will delete all the old data and come up Done! click OK
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Restart Kodi and all the old data should be gone with a new factory default Kodi install.

 




 

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5 thoughts on “How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install

  1. Maria Leingang

    awsome thanks! I have tried 4 builds and none have worked so I was tired of uninstalling kodi, I am going to just use add ons!

    Reply
  2. Barb

    Respository.aresproject-0.1.0.zip will not install. Can you help. I followed all steps before this one

    Reply
    1. Graham Stewart

      Graham^
      Im afraid that Ares Wizard Ares project are no more^ You can get other builds etc Online just GooGle what you need and it will give you the URL”s you need , I hope this has been helpful

      Reply
  3. Jean Paul Miron

    I can not install Ares Wizard because they tell me that the Ares Repository doesn’t seem to be installed and I have tried a 1/2 dozen of times and cannot installed it. Can I have some help please.
    I want to have a fresh star because I am having problem with my add-on. Someone cancelled my Ares wizard and since them I am having problems with add-on

    Reply

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