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How do you revert to the default skin?
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I apologize, I searched the forum for a while but couldn't find anything that helped me.

Problem: Tried installing Aeon and it failed, I tried the uninstall but that failed as well. It didn't load completly but it still managed to put an entry into XBMC somewhere. When I went to the Appearance settings and was going through skins I happened to select the failed Aeon installation. My screen went black and I was unable to change it to another skin.

Now when I open Aeon it comes up with a black screen and to the right the date and time in white text.

This is the most recent download of XBMC on Windows. I saw some stuff about editing the guidata.xml (or something close to that) but I can't find that and think that may be Linux specific?

Anything I can do to manually change the skin back to Confluence?
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You have to delete guisettings.xml that depends on which system you are running. Win7: user:/documents&settings/appdata/roaming/xbmc

try it.
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Thank you! It's right where you said it would be... or at least close enough:

Windows XP path: C:\Documents and Settings\shardinite\Application Data\XBMC\userdata\guisettings.xml

Had to show hidden files to get to Application Data. Closed down XBMC, removed the file and restarted XBMC. Back to normal.
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for later if anyone searches; you don't have to remove the whole guisettings.xml, simply opening it and removing the <lookandfeel><skin> line will make it revert to default.
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for (even) later if anyone searches:

Specifically with the Aeon skin you used, you probably didn't have any fonts in the "fonts" folder within the Aeon skin. This was a common problem with the older versions - the fonts were left out due to copyright trouble. If you download the "fonts" from somewhere (search the Aeon forums), put them in Aeon/fonts and then reload XBMC, it would look normal.
Have a question? First try the XBMC online-manual and FAQ. Also: How to submit a debug log
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