Reset PowerShell Colors

Sheeraz Gul Nov 11, 2022
Reset PowerShell Colors

This tutorial demonstrates how to reset PowerShell colors.

Reset PowerShell Colors

There are two methods to reset PowerShell colors. The first method is based on if you remember the default settings and then set it to default and the other method is to delete the PowerShell shortcuts and download new shortcuts.

Reset PowerShell Colors by Setting to Default

If you remember the default settings of your PowerShell, then follow the steps below:

  • Open PowerShell from the Start menu.
  • Right-click on the top bar of the PowerShell and go to the Properties of defaults:

    Powershell Properties

  • Go to the Colors option:

    Powershell Colors

  • Now set the Screen Text, Screen Background, Popup Text, and Popup Background to the default colors and any color convenient for you.
  • Restart PowerShell.

With the above steps, you can set the PowerShell colors to default, but you need to remember the default colors.

Reset PowerShell Colors by Deleting PowerShell Shortcuts

The other method is to delete the PowerShell shortcuts. Follow the steps below:

  • First of all, make sure PowerShell is not open.
  • Go to the folder described in the path below:
    C:\Users\Your UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows PowerShell

    Powershell Path

  • Delete all the shortcuts.
  • Download the default shortcuts from here.
  • Extract the zip file and copy the PowerShell shortcuts to the above path.
  • Open PowerShell. It will reset to the default settings, which also include the colors.
Author: Sheeraz Gul
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Sheeraz is a Doctorate fellow in Computer Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China. He has 7 years of Software Development experience in AI, Web, Database, and Desktop technologies. He writes tutorials in Java, PHP, Python, GoLang, R, etc., to help beginners learn the field of Computer Science.

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