UI Settings Not Saving on Exit

Updated: 2 months ago
Article ID: 21223
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Common Problems

  • My in-game settings are not saved in WoW.
  • When I log out my custom game settings go back to default.

If you're having trouble with your customized UI settings resetting when you log out, please follow these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Set the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app to launch with the Run as Administrator option.
  2. Make sure your World of Warcraft installation folder is not set to Read-only. This can be caused by copying the game installation folder from a second hard drive.
    1. Right-click on your World of Warcraft folder
    2. Select Properties
    3. Uncheck Read-only
    4. Click the Apply button
    5. Make sure that "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders, and files" is selected
    6. Click OK
    7. Click OK
  3. Try creating a new administrator account to resolve permissions issues.
  4. Close all other applications to resolve software conflicts and free up resources.
  5. Reset your user interface to make sure your files and addons are not corrupted.