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Reset Extension Settings

Franz Jan 15, 2020 11:18AM UTC

I have observed that extension settings are independent from project and user options.
Is there a way to manually reset extension settings, either for a specific extension or in general?

I already tried the following:
- Resetting user options
- Resetting project options
- Reloading extension
- Reinstalling extension

Thanks a lot!


Uthman Eqbal Jan 15, 2020 03:49PM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Franz,

Please could you let me know which extension you are trying to reset? Also, have you tried manually removing it (Extender > Extensions > Remove) instead of selecting Reinstall in the BApp Store?


Franz Jan 15, 2020 04:11PM UTC
For example, Param Miner.

Yes, I have already tried to remove the extension manually, which unfortunately also did not work. It seems you have to overwrite the extension settings with the method:

saveExtensionSetting(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String value)

(see https://portswigger.net/burp/extender/api/burp/IBurpExtenderCallbacks.html)

Ben Wright Jan 16, 2020 10:13AM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Franz,

Just to clarify, when you say “reset extension settings”, what are you trying to achieve?


Franz Jan 16, 2020 10:58AM UTC
I am trying to obtain the default settings for the extension in consideration. In other words, get it to the same state as when it was newly installed.

Hannah Law Jan 16, 2020 12:24PM UTC Support Center agent

Hi Franz

It could be that the extension in question is saving settings in a non-standard location which is allowing its settings to persist despite the removal of the extension. For example, the extension “Scan Check Builder” saves its custom scan checks in a directory of the user’s choice.

BApps are maintained by their author, so you could try getting in contact with them and asking them to add a reset to default button.

Which extensions in particular are you failing to reset back to default?


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