GDK Settings

User Settings

Much of GDK's operation is customizable by the user. See the settings dialog to set desired behavior.

Access the settings dialog through the main GDK options menu.


GDK stores its data to disk in a special directory.

Clicking the Files button in the GDK settings dialog will open the directory containing GDK's saved data.

The settings directory contains the following subdirectories.

  • "ini" contains GDK's settings data. These values should not be edited by the user. Instead, see the GDK Settings dialog to read and modify these settings.
  • "keys" contains license keys for unlocking GDK features. These keys are uniquely tied to users. Sharing keys with unauthorized users will invalidate the license. Contact Galil with any questions.
  • "xml" contains critical data used by GDK for rendering tools and interpreting data. Galil Applications may provide customized xml files for firmware NREs or application-specific features.
  • "xml_backup" contains copies of XML files present when the Windows installer last ran. The installer will overwrite files in the xml directory. If needed, customized XML files may be restored from xml_backup. Backups are only kept since the last installation.

Restoring Defaults

The following steps will return GDK to a default state.

  1. Open GDK's settings directory by clicking Settings... in GDK's main options menu, and then clicking the Files button.
  2. Close all instances of GDK.
  3. Delete the ini subdirectory.
  4. Delete the xml subdirectory.
  5. Only delete the keys subdirectory if licenses are to be removed from the GDK installation. If this directory is deleted, the license keys will need to be re-entered to use the associated tools.

After performing the above steps, the next launch of GDK will boot with default settings.