Restore search path to factory-installed state
restoredefaultpath resets the MATLAB® search path to the factory-installed state. By default, the search
path includes the MATLAB
userpath folder, the folders defined as part of the
MATLABPATH environment variable, and the folders provided
with MATLAB and other MathWorks® products.
restoredefaultpath is intended only for situations
where MATLAB is experiencing startup problems due to a corrupt search path.
For general search path cleanup, see Alternative Functionality.
If MATLAB fails to initialize properly on startup, then call both
more details, see Path Unsuccessfully Set at Startup.
MATLAB does not support issuing
a UNC path name. Doing so might result in MATLAB being unable to find files on the search path. If you do use
restoredefaultpath from a UNC path name, restore the
expected behavior by changing the current folder to an absolute path and then
For general search path cleanup, use the
rmpath function or the Set Path dialog box. To open the Set Path dialog
box, go to the Home tab and in the Environment
section, click Set Path. Alternatively, use the
Introduced before R2006a