Can the Finder be reset to all original Default Settings?

Note there is a specific motivation: I no longer can view external DVD/CD drives from Finder even though they both can play movies/music CD's: see DVD/CD Drive no longer shows in Finder . Resetting to Defaults would just be another thing to try.

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To restore the Finder to its original state, you should enter this command.

rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist; killall Finder

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