Inkscape Error on Startup

Asked by Craig Smith on 2018-08-18

Every time i startup Inkscape i get an error message saying

"preferences.xml is not a valid XML document.
Inkscape will run with default settings, and new settings will not be saved."

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Delete or rename preferences.xml in your Inkscape user configuration directory. This will get rid of all your previously set preferences, though, so make sure that you review the preferences after this, to set your favourite settings again.

The file is located at the path indicated at Edit > Preferences > System > User config.

Inkscape will create a new one when there isn't a preferences.xml.

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