How to Reset the Cache in PaintShop Pro X

Written by erin mcmanaway
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PaintShop Pro is a graphics and photo editing program for your computer. Each time you launch the program, it loads items such as your textures, patterns, picture tubes and shapes. To help your program launch faster, PaintShop Pro will cache these items after the first time you use the software. However, the cache can become corrupt and cause the program to stop responding completely. You can delete the cache file from your computer to reset the cache.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on your taskbar to launch the Start menu.

  2. 2

    Type "%appdata%" into the textbox on your Start menu and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. This will search for "%appdata%" on your computer.

  3. 3

    Double-click the "Corel" folder when it appears in the search window. This will take you to the PaintShop Pro file folder.

  4. 4

    Right-click on the "ImageDB.db" file and select "Delete" from the menu. This will delete the database file and reset your cache.

  5. 5

    Launch your PaintShop Pro software again. It should launch successfully, but may need a moment to rebuild a new cache file the first time.

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