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

By | February 16, 2021

How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start
After using Kodi for some time, it can become filled 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.

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 added back in.

Doing a Fresh Start is also 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 the Fresh Start plugin being the easiest and most complete way to get rid of everything and start over.

If you are clearing out an old Build the Fresh Start plugin may already be installed under Program Add-ons.

Also, if you 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.
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How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start

  1. At the top left click the System Settings Icon
  2. How To Install Kodi 18 Leia Addon Step 1

  3. Click File Manager
  4. How To Install Kodi 18 Leia Addon Step 2

  5. On the left click Add Source
  6. Click where it says NONE
  7. How To Install Kodi 18 Leia Addon Step 4

  8. Enter the URL: https://dimitrology.com/repo/ and click OK
  9. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start 2021 Step 5

  10. Name it Dimitrology and click OK
  11. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start 2021 Step 6

  12. Double Check everything is correct and click OK
  13. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start 2021 Step 7

  14. Go back to the main menu and click Add-ons
  15. Click the Add-on Package Installer Icon at the top left
  16. Click Install from zip file
  17. A box will slide open find Dimitrology and click it
  18. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 11

  19. Find plugin.video.freshstart-1.0.5.zip and click it.
  20. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start 2021 Step 12

  21. Wait for the top right to popup and say Fresh Start Installed.
  22. After it installs from the main menu go to Program Add-ons and click Fresh Start
  23. A popup will come up click Yes
  24. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 15

  25. It will take a few moment to clear the old data and display when finished click OK
  26. How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 16

  27. Close Kodi and restart it

  28. After restarting Kodi all the old Data should be gone.

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One thought on “How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install

  1. cys

    I am looking for something like this, but with a little smaller caliber. I simply need to get rid of old entries in my MUSIC library.
    I recently downloaded MediaMonkey and do a complete cleaning of my mp3 collection (fixed artists, album names etc.) and then I imported entire collection from another folder. The effect is awful as KODI still remembers old data. Now I have the new data mixed with old/messed data on my music list. I cannot find a way to wipe entire music library so I can put a fresh start just there. And I do not want to use this plugin as I have a lot of my movies database done and I do not really want to loose that… Any idea how can I solve this?

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