Change language without reinstalling?

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Mar 12, 2019

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Hello:

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.

Thank you.

Hello:

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.

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Change language without reinstalling?

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Hello:

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.

Thank you.

Hello:

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.

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Hello,

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.

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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.

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Nice. It works on windows 10.

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hey so im on a mac and i changed it from spanish to english but it doesnt seem to work

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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 >.<

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¡Funcionó, Gracias!

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wow, it works like charm. Thank you

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Hello,

You just change the order of the language to set it. You move Italian or German up to the top.

https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/09/mac-how-to-change-language-and-region/

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Hello:

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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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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.


Best Regards, Maurice

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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

- enjoy!

No reinstalling needed.

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WOW, perfect!!

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Hi,

 

There is another trick i ytry it in my computer and it work as well

  1. GO to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2017\Support Files\AMT
  2. Edit the file application.xml with notepad++ 
  3. Replace the install languages to language you want (key="installedLanguages">en_EN)
  4. Restart your adobe effect CC

Don't forget to like 😉

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