Article ID : 00075914 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How to run PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool

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This article pertains to models that are compatible with PlayMemories Home or PMB. For details, refer to the manual and other documentation for your device.

Using PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool, you can clear various setting values that are saved automatically when you use PlayMemories Home, and return the program to the default settings that were in effect immediately after installation.

IMPORTANT:

  • Data stored on your computer will not be deleted by PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool.
  • Your computer will be restored to the condition it was in immediately after installing the application, so the folder will be deregistered if a folder of your choice been registered.
  • If a large volume of data is stored in the registered folder, it may take some time to re-register.
  • The PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool will not run on a Mac PC.
  1. Close PlayMemories Home.

  2. Start PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool.

    • Windows 10

      1. On the computer desktop, click the Start button.
      2. In the Start menu, click the All apps.
      3. Click the PlayMemories Home.
      4. Click to select PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool.

      NOTE:

      • If you cannot find PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool, search for it using the Search box.
      • If Action Cam Creator has been installed, press the Start button to select All apps - Action Cam Movie Creator and PlayMemories Home - PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool.
    • Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

      1. Run from the Start screen.
      2. In Windows 8.1, select the button on the Start screen to display the Apps bar. In Windows 8, right-click somewhere without tiles on the Start screen, and then select All apps from the app bar displayed.
      3. When All apps is displayed, PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool displays in the PlayMemories Home location.

      NOTE: If you cannot find PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool, search for it using the Search charm.

    • Windows 7

      1. On the computer desktop, click the Start button.
      2. In the Start menu, point to Programs or All Programs.
      3. Point to PlayMemories Home.
      4. Click to select PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool.

      NOTE: If Action Cam Creator has been installed, press the Start button to select All Programs- Action Cam Movie Creator and PlayMemories Home - PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool.

  3. PlayMemories Home Settings Initialization Tool will run. Place a check mark in Restore the program to its default settings, and then click Start.

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  4. Are you sure you want to restore the program to its default settings? will be displayed. Click Yes.

  5. After a while, Process completed. will be displayed. Click OK.

  6. Start PlayMemories Home.

  7. Add folders will be displayed. Add a new folder if needed and click Next.

    NOTE: In the default settings, the folders My Pictures and My Videos are selected. If you have other picture folders, you can manage them in PlayMemories Home by adding them.
    Adding / Removing folders

  8. PlayMemories Online (Free) is a cloud-based photo and video service from Sony will be displayed. Click Do not use PlayMemories Online.

    NOTE: You can also register and use PlayMemories Online at a later date. Click PlayMemories Online in PlayMemories Home, and then click Sign in.

  9. PlayMemories Home will start once Optimize video settings is completed.