Finale preferences file

Finale maintains program settings, including information about your MIDI system setup, by employing Finale preferences files. These files do not include settings that differ from document to document.

If a problem occurs during the course of using Finale, the MakeMusic Customer Support Team may ask you to clear or delete your Finale preferences file. This is a normal troubleshooting step and does not affect any of your existing documents. Once the file has been removed from your system, re-launching Finale automatically creates a new version of the file with "factory-default" settings.

It is recommended that you do not edit or remove the following file unless instructed to do so by MakeMusic Customer Support.

To delete the Finale preference file

  1. Choose Finale > Preferences. The Preferences dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Reset All Preferences button. Finale prompts you to confirm the reset.
  3. Click Yes.
  4. Save your work and Finale shuts down.
  5. Re-launch Finale. The Finale Preferences file is re-generated with default settings.