How To Enable/Disable Reload Last Working Project On Start Up Davinci Resolve

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DaVinci Resolve’s ‘Reload Last Working Project on Start-Up’ feature can be a real time-saver, immediately immersing you back into your last project upon launching the software. However, some users may prefer a clean slate when starting up DaVinci Resolve. Whether you want to jump right back into your last edit or prefer a fresh start, customizing this setting can streamline your editing process. This guide will show you how to toggle the ‘Reload Last Working Project on Start-Up’ option according to your preference.

  1. Launch DaVinci Resolve: Open the DaVinci Resolve application on your computer. Wait for the initial loading process to complete.
  2. Open the Main Menu: Once the application is fully loaded, navigate to the top left corner and click on “DaVinci Resolve” to access the main menu.
  3. Enter Preferences: In the dropdown menu, look for the “Preferences” option and click on it. This action will open the Preferences window where various configurations can be made.
  4. Select User Preferences: Inside the Preferences window, you’ll find several tabs or sections. Click on the “User” tab to access settings that are specific to your user profile.
  5. Access UI Settings: Under the User preferences, locate and select the “UI Settings” category. This section allows you to modify settings related to the user interface of DaVinci Resolve.
  6. Adjust Reload Setting: In the UI Settings, find the option labeled “Reload Last Working Project on Start-Up.” Here you can choose your preferred setting:
    • To have DaVinci Resolve automatically load your most recent project when you start the program, set this option to ‘On’.
    • If you prefer to start with a clean workspace and manually select a project to work on, set this option to ‘Off’.
  7. Save and Close: After making your selection, ensure to save your changes by clicking the ‘Save’ or ‘Apply’ button. Close the Preferences window to return to your main workspace.

Customizing how DaVinci Resolve starts up can cater to your personal workflow, making your video editing process more efficient and tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer to dive back into your last project immediately or start afresh each time, adjusting the ‘Reload Last Working Project on Start-Up’ setting is simple and can significantly impact your editing routine.