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Aug 22, 2016

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I am trying to find the downloaded eLearning assets files. I am using Windows 10. I have a folder called Adobe eLearning Assets, but it does not have a Sample Projects folder and does not contain anything I've downloaded. I have searched all over my computer, but have not found a "Sample Projects" folder anywhere associated with Adobe or Captivate. I can download assets, but it doesn't show the path so I don't know where they are going.

Thanks! I have Captivate 9. The problem was that I couldn't find the "Sample Projects" folder anywhere. I couldn't even find User > Public...

Windows Explorer had it hidden! What finally worked was that I downloaded a file and took a screen capture with the file name as it was downloading. Then I searched the system for that exact file name. Only then did the correct folders appear. I guess Microsoft thought I wouldn't need to see those folders.

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Location of downloaded elearning assets

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Aug 22, 2016

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I am trying to find the downloaded eLearning assets files. I am using Windows 10. I have a folder called Adobe eLearning Assets, but it does not have a Sample Projects folder and does not contain anything I've downloaded. I have searched all over my computer, but have not found a "Sample Projects" folder anywhere associated with Adobe or Captivate. I can download assets, but it doesn't show the path so I don't know where they are going.

Thanks! I have Captivate 9. The problem was that I couldn't find the "Sample Projects" folder anywhere. I couldn't even find User > Public...

Windows Explorer had it hidden! What finally worked was that I downloaded a file and took a screen capture with the file name as it was downloading. Then I searched the system for that exact file name. Only then did the correct folders appear. I guess Microsoft thought I wouldn't need to see those folders.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 22, 2016

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The answer might be here, it's from a blog on our site:

The template and asset files are downloaded to various locations on your PC. See below for a list of locations.

Cut-out Characters (.png files) are located in the main Captivate ribbon via the Media/Characters buttons. If you download additional characters, they are found in the Assets folder.

Games, Layouts, Interactions, Scenarios, Navigation Players (.cptx files) are downloaded to your Sample Projects folder. You have to locate them in this folder, double-click to open them in Captivate, or you can cut/paste to a different location. According to the instructions in the How to use this template link, Window users will need to look in the Elearning Assets/SampleProjects folder. If you’re using a Mac, you’ll need to search the My Adobe Captivate Projects/SampleProjects folder. Note: This directory path was not true for me. My files were located in c: users\public\public documents\adobe\eLearning Assets\Sample Projects folder. If the paths provided by Adobe/eLearning Bros aren’t accurate for you, you can do a global search for *.cptx files on your computer.

Themes (.cptm files) can be found by going to the main Captivate ribbon and clicking on the Themes button. Your downloaded themes are in the list.

Other file types (.ppt, .zip, .ttf, etc.) including any assets that are not characters, .cptx or .cptm files, are downloaded to your Others folder. Access them from there. Windows – Elearning Assets / Others folder. Mac – My Adobe Captivate Projects / Others folder. Again, these may not be the correct paths for you so you may have to search elsewhere if you can’t locate them.

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Aug 22, 2016

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It somewhat depends what version of Captivate you are using. Here's the latest information from a blog on the community portal:

How To Quickly Access Captivate Templates from eLearning Brothers | eLearning

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Aug 22, 2016

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Thanks! I have Captivate 9. The problem was that I couldn't find the "Sample Projects" folder anywhere. I couldn't even find User > Public...

Windows Explorer had it hidden! What finally worked was that I downloaded a file and took a screen capture with the file name as it was downloading. Then I searched the system for that exact file name. Only then did the correct folders appear. I guess Microsoft thought I wouldn't need to see those folders.

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Oct 11, 2019

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So I found the sample projects folder, but is there any way to see the preview of the files before opening them - like you do when you open the media /  assets window within Captivate?

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Sample project files are much more complicatred than simple images. Preview is only possible from within Captivate, which means you have to open the project.

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