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

By | April 2, 2019

How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated
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 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 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
The Fresh start Plugin works with both 17.6 Krypton and the new Kodi 18 Leia.
 
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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
    How To Install Kodi 18 Leia Addon Step 1
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  3. Click File Manager
    How To Install Kodi 18 Leia Addon Step 2
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  5. On the left click Add Source
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  7. Click where it says NONE
    How To Install Kodi 18 Leia Addon Step 4
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  9. Enter the URL: http://dimitrology.com/repo and click OK
    How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 5
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  11. Name it Dimitrology and click OK
    How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 6
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  13. Double Check everything is correct and click OK
    How To Install Dimitrology Repository Kodi 17 Krypton Step 7
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  15. Go back to the main menu and click Add-ons
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  17. Click the Add-on Package Installer Icon at the top left
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  19. Click Install from zip file
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  21. A box will slide open find Dimitrology and click it
    How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 11
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  23. Find plugin.video.freshstart-1.0.5.zip and click it.
    How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 12
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  25. Wait for the top right to popup and say Installed.
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  27. After it installs go to Program Add-ons from the main menu and click Fresh Start
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  29. A popup will come up click Yes
    How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 15
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  31. It will take a few moment to clear the old data and display when finished click OK
    How To Clear Old Data From Kodi and Have a Fresh Start Install 2019 Updated Step 16
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  33. Close Kodi and restart it

    After restarting Kodi all the old Data should be gone.

 

 




 

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

    1. Mike

      So I have a few apps that are on my firestick not necessarily in kodi mobdro cinema live net TV and I dont want to lose those so how can I get new builds but at the same time protect those I’m really new to this stuff

      Reply
  1. Lisa

    Hi I have tried to install movie on my Kodi but it won’t let me.. please could you help me install it… Thank you.

    Reply
  2. Aino

    How do I get the new Krypton version of kodi. I presently have Jarvis.

    Reply
  3. Zela Ziade

    Hi,
    I did a fresh restart and installed Alivegr from Thgiliwt Repo but still not working. What could be the reason? Can you please help?
    Thanks

    Reply
  4. Anthony Marks

    I installed fresh start ok but now I can’t download any other addons. When I try I get a failed message up which says the dependency on version could not be satisfied. Can you help?

    Reply
  5. Jenny

    I did a fresh start to add Continuum and nothing works, help, i dont even have a Kodi menu anymore. It goes straight to Continuum and nothing works so without the Kodi menu i can’t even get it my stick, very upset right now, please help

    Reply
  6. 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
  7. 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

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