How to restore MicroStation to its factory defaults
In some rare occasions, such as after a workstation power failure or an application crash, MicroStation can refuse to start up correctly, either crashing or showing an error on file open (e.g. "unable to load/create dialog item of type 'iconcmd', id = xx"). In these cases resetting MicroStation to its factory defaults can resolve the issue.
1. From Windows "Start" Button, select "Run" - in Windows XP - or type "Run" and hit Enter in Windows 7 or Vista search2. Browse to ustation.exe (Default location for V8i: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\MicroStation\ustation.exe) Browse to microstation.exe (Default location for MicroStation Connect: C:\Program Files\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\MicroStation\microstation.exe)3. Place a space after the ...\ustation.exe" and type -restoredefaults ...\microstation.exe" and type -restoredefaults NOTE: the ustation.exe full path is in quotes. Place a space AFTER the quotes, then type -restoredefaults. A MicroStation command window will open displaying the details of the operation.4. Press any key to Exit.