Does anyone know if there's a way to change the default language of After Effects without uninstalling and reinstalling? I've found tons of articles on how to do it with older versions, but none of them are current.
If you are a Windows user and want to switch any languages to English, you create an empty text file and save it named ae_force_english.txt into My Docuument folder.
If you are a Mac user, you switch the language in System preferences -> Language & Region.
Thank you. I'm on a Mac, and my After Effects is in English already. I'm trying to temporarily change it to either Italian or German.
Nice. It works on windows 10.
hey so im on a mac and i changed it from spanish to english but it doesnt seem to work
Thank you! I don't know why the Adobe CC language system is so terrible but this fix worked (for now). even if you have to ask your self why this should work in the first place >.<
wow, it works like charm. Thank you
Thank you. This black magic worked.
Wow! It worked
Thankyou so much
Thank you. I tried that, but unfortunately that only affects MacOS/Finder, but not After Effects. I just re-installed after all. I tried searching everywhere for a different solution, but it seems that there's no way to change the language in CC like you used to be able to in CS. Oh well. Re-installing wasn't that bad. I was just trying to avoid the hassle, but it worked out okay.
Thank you for your help.
Indeed. The only way to change the language of an CC app (that is already installed on your computer) is by reinstalling it:
» Change the language setting of your Creative Cloud apps
ToolfarmJP's trick only works for 'Creative Suite' apps.
sorry for necroposting, but I think someone might find it useful in the future.
actually, there's another way to change AE language without reinstalling.
if you're on Windows, go to the installation folder of your AE (like C:/Program Files/Adobe/After Effects CC 2018)
- then navigate to Support Files---Dictionaries
- find the .DAT file with your current language (mine was like after_effects_ru_RU.dat). it may be inside the folder with your current language (mine was in the folder ru_RU)
- rename it to your desired language (like after_effects_en_US.dat)
- restart AE
No reinstalling needed.
You are my savior! Thank you, bratan!!!! It was useful for me too!
WoW!!! It worked on after effects 2021!!
Thank you soo much!!!
You are a genius!!
Will this work backwards? If I want to change it to whatever it was before.
WOW This worked!! And so simple. Thank you 🙂
THANK YOU DUDE
Thanks a lot!!
That's working great. The only problem is, after every update you have to do it again
Thank you! It worked nicely.
btw: You don't have to change the txt file name into anything. As long as you change the txt file in your language's folder into anything else, it works.
Apparently if AE doesn't find the right txt file in installed language folder it defaults to English.
So, my file was "after_effects_es_ES.txt" (Spanish from Spain). I changed it to "after_effects_es_ES - WoopityDoo.txt" and, done! After Effects is in now English. Great!
For a lark, I tried copying another language txt file into "my" folder to see if I can change from any language to any other language with this method but, no...
I copied "after_effects_fr_FR.txt" into the "es_ES" folder and instead of getting AE in French I still got English