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Solids Folder Name preference can't be changed

Participant ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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I received a project recently where the original author apparently had changed the Solids folder to "1 COMPS".
Now, no matter what I try, everytime I create a new project, and add a solid, the default folder is called "1 COMPS" although I've designated it in the preferences as "Solids".
I've already tried resetting prefs on AE restart : no luck.
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MacbookPro M1 Max 16" 2021, 64Gb
AfterEffects 23.2.0 

Bug Unresolved
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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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Hi @VFXbear,

 

Check in Preferences > New Project. There are two settings that may be introducing this behavior:

  • The New Project Solids Folder setting can explicitly change this.
  • The New Project Loads Template option could be loading a project in which the solids folder name has been changed.

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Participant ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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Checked that section first, which is where changing the default name to "Solids" didn't yield any result, and also the load template is (always) unchecked.
I restarted AE and this time resetting the prefs (cmd-option-shift) DID solve the problem. No idea why it didn't do it the first time round.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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OK, that's weird, but glad you got it fixed. I suspect something got stuck in the prefs file and you've jiggled it loose.

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Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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There's an older thread similar to this where someone was opening or importing an After Effects project where the Solids folder had been named "Salads".  It was kind of funny, but maybe not so much if you can't figure out how to avoid it.

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