Why Reset the Configuration File?
The “AppControlConfig.7.0.xml” file is the document that saves all of the configurations you make in Philips® SpeechControl. Any buttons you program or settings you change—all of it is recorded here.
Sometimes, the microphone stops working with other applications. If you’ve confirmed that SpeechControl is open, and made sure your buttons are programmed correctly, it could be that “AppControlConfig.7.0.xml” has become corrupted.
Unfortunately, if resetting this file (using the procedure below) fixes the problem, you will need to reprogram the microphone. Just in case the configuration file wasn’t the culprit, we’re going to show you a non-destructive method for resetting it—so that you can recover your settings if needed.
Please note that these instructions are for the Windows® edition of the software only.
How to Reset the Configuration File
Before you start, you’ll need to find your Windows username, if you don’t know it already.
- Close SpeechControl by clicking the blue-and-grey icon and selecting “Exit application.”
2. If SpeechControl is only visible in the system tray, right-click the icon and select “Exit.”
3. Open up File Explorer by clicking the folder icon on your taskbar.
4. In the address bar of the File Explorer window, paste this file directory: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Philips Device Control Center. Do not press [enter] yet.
5. In the address you just pasted, change “username” to your Windows username. Press [Enter].
6. Find the “AppControlConfig.7.0.xml” file.
7. Right-click it and select “Rename.”
8. Change the name of the file to “OLD_ AppControlConfig.7.0.xml” and open SpeechControl again.
If this fixed your microphone problem, all you need to do now is reprogram any customizations you made previously. If it did not, then you’ll want to undo what you just did.
How to Undo the Reset
- Close SpeechControl.
- Open File Explorer and go back to “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Philips Device Control Center.” Don’t forget to replace “username” with your personal Windows username. You will now see two configuration files.
- Delete the file named “AppControlConfig.7.0.xml.”
- Rename “OLD_AppControlConfig.7.0.xml” to “AppControlConfig.7.0.xml.”
- Open SpeechControl. Your button configurations are now restored.
You may still need to figure out your microphone problem, but at least you now have all of your customizations back.