My guisettings.xml somehow got corrupted, leaving me with a default Kodi installation after a fresh bootup this morning.
I make Kodi backups on a frequently basis by using the Backup addon from the Kodi repo. I copied the guisettings.xml file from the lastest backup to the userdata folder, and restarted Kodi. That did not work unfortunately. The default guisettings.xml file is still there.
Restoring a full backup is cumbersome and time consuming. I would like to know whether there’s a quick workaround to restore the guisettings.xml file without going through the whole process of restoring a full backup. Anyone?
Thanks for the recommendation, but don’t you agree with me, that restoring a full backup by using the backup addon or CoreElec restore option is way to drastic for such a “minor” flaw? Only one corrupt file and you have to do a full restore operation…
Copying a custom guisettings.xml file from my pc to my Beelink GT King box by using Kodi’s built in file exolorer, was the first step I did. But that did not work. When I restarted Kodi, it was still using the corrupt guisettings.xml file. It started with the Estuary skin and not with the Aeon MQ7 skin etc. The filesize of the guisettings.xml did not match with the guisettings.xml file I just had restored.
Thanks for the recommendations. Unfortunately I’m unable to approach my tv box by using samba. Entering smb://192.168.178.11 doesn’t seem to work on my Windows 7 machine. I did some searching on internet, but the tweaks did not work.
However SSH works fine. Does anyone know
whether there’s a shortlist available containing useful SSH commands I can send to Kodi?