The Local.dat file may also be found under the Guild Wars 2 folder located in your Documents folder. If it exists, it will take priority.
Deleting the Local.dat file can be done as a first option when troubleshooting problems with the Guild Wars 2 client. This action can optionally be followed by a client repair using the
-repair command line argument.
Deleting this file will cause the following game settings to be lost or restored to defaults:
- Language, graphics and sound settings
- Saved account email and password in the launcher, if the user chose to save them
- Trading Post favorites
- General and control settings won't be lost, neither will be eg. inventory display options.
- If you can't find Local.dat it is likely hidden, viewing hidden files can be enabled in Folder Options.