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    Solitaire statistics reset

    This question is for regular solitaire for Vista Home 32.

    I play solitaire A LOT and I would rather the people around me never find out. I am able to clear my statistics through the menus, but is there a way to reset the history that appears after each game?

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    Re: Solitaire statistics reset

    Hi egospite,

    To reset the game statistics, you need to delete some files. These files will be automatically recreated the next time you play the game. The files are located in the following location: 'C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft Games\[Game]', where [UserName] is your account name and [Game] is the name of the game (in your case, Solitaire). Simply delete the contents of the folder, but DO NOT delete the folder itself. I am going to work out a batch file to do this at the click of a button, and, once I have worked this out, I will post it to this thread. Note that the folder, 'AppData', is a hidden folder and in order to be able to view it you need to do the following. Click the start orb and type 'folder options' into the search box. Press 'enter/return' and the folder options dialogue will open. Click the 'View' tab. Under the 'Advanced settings:' section, click to select (ie, check) 'Show hidden files and folders'. Click 'OK' to close the dialogue panel.
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    Re: Solitaire statistics reset

    Hi egospite,

    As promised, here is a batch file to automate this function:

    Code:
    cd C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft Games\[Game]
    del * /q
    Note that [UserName] is your account name and [Game] is the name of the game. Save this file as a batch file with the extension .bat. I suggest that you create a new folder in your documents folder and call it 'Batch Files'. You can then save this, and other batch files, in this folder. I suggest that you call the file 'statrstmg[n].bat', where [n] is a number as follows:

    1 = Chess Titans
    2 = FreeCell
    3 = Hearts
    4 = Mahjong Titans
    5 = Purble Place
    6 = Solitaire
    7 = Spider Solitaire

    Next, right click on the file you have just saved and from the 'Send To' sub menu, select 'Desktop (create shortcut)'. Goto your desktop, right click on the new shortcut and select 'Rename'. Give the shortcut a meaningful name (I suggest 'ClrHist [Game]', where [Game] is the name of the game.
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    Re: Solitaire statistics reset

    Hi egospite,

    A point to note is that when you clear the game's history using this method, you will also reset the game's options to their defaults. I enclose another batch file which will enable you to clear the history of all the games in one go. Call this file 'statrstmgall.bat' and save it in the folder that I suggested in my previous post. Again, create a shortcut as described previously and give it the name 'ClrHistAll' (or whatever you choose).
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    Code:
    cd C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft Games\Chess Titans
    del * /q
    cd..
    cd FreeCell
    del * /q
    cd..
    cd Hearts
    del * /q
    cd..
    cd Mahjong Titans
    del * /q
    cd..
    cd Purble Place
    del * /q
    cd..
    cd Solitaire
    del * /q
    cd..
    cd Spider Solitaire
    del * /q

    Last edited by Dwarf; 08 Sep 2008 at 01:49 PM.
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    Re: Solitaire statistics reset

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Solitaire statistics reset

    Here is a link to a thread with a similar topic.

    Spider Solitaire Question

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