Backing up preferences to a new OS

Community Beginner ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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Hello everyone! I'm in the middle of switching from Windows 10 to iMac. Is there a way to transfer all of my workspace, preferences and presets through the cloud or does it have to be done manually? I mainly use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  I appreciate any help. 

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Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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preference file locations,


acrobat: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1595848?start=0&tstart=0
adobe media encoder: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1713540
after effects: http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/preferences.html
audition: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1079494
bridge: https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/troubleshoot-errors-freezes-bridge-windows.html
captivate: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/975032
dreamweaver: https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/restore-preferences-dreamweaver-cs6-cc.html
flash: https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/using/set-preferences.html
fireworks: https://helpx.adobe.com/fireworks/kb/restore-preferences-fireworks-cs5.html
illustrator: http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html
incopy: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/526990
indesign: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/526990
lightroom: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html
muse: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1127564 (message 7)
photoshop: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html
photoshop elements: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/preference-file-locations-photoshop-elements.html, http://www.photokaboom.com/photography/learn/Photoshop_Elements/troubleshooting/1_delete_preferences...
prelude: https://helpx.adobe.com/prelude/using/prelude-set-preferences.html
premiere elements: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/preference-file-locations-photoshop-elements.html
premiere pro: http://www.mediacollege.com/adobe/premiere/pro/troubleshooter/trash-preferences.html

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Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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See also these transfer steps outlined by Apple using the Windows Migration Assistant:

 

"Move your data from a Windows PC to your Mac"

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204087

 

When you say through the cloud, are you envisaging pushing your local settings and preferences up to the cloud then importing back to your Mac?

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Yes, I was hoping to push or send everything to the cloud and redownload onto the Mac. I just have so many settings, it would take me a while to redo everything from scratch using screen shots. 

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copy and paste your preference files.

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