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Customized workspace export from PC to MACBOOK not working

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Apr 09, 2024 Apr 09, 2024

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Hi all,

 

I have new Macbook Pro and need to transfer my InDesign workspace from old Windows PC.

 

Could you please help with how to do that? I tried exporting my workspace from PC and importing it to Macbook, but when I tried to import it into the Macbook it gave the following error:

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outdated or icompatible locale or file version detected. Please choose a valid file to proceed. 

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Many thanks in advance for your help.

 

With kind regards,

 

M.

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Apr 09, 2024 Apr 09, 2024

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How exactly are you trying to do this? TBH, I've never tried it cross-platform.

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Apr 09, 2024 Apr 09, 2024

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Hello,

 

Thank you for your reply !

 

I just exported the workspace and wanted to import similar I did with Ai, there it worked, but the same did not work for InDesign.

 

Exported format from PC Ai imported to Mac -  AI27Settings_09.04.2024_10 26

 

Exported format Id PC Ai imported to Mac - IDSettings_19_3_enUS_Win_2024_4_9

 

I tried to overwrite z Win marked in orange, but it did not work at all.

 

Thank you for your support !

 

Bests,

 

Monika

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Apr 09, 2024 Apr 09, 2024

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@Monika263133299z1w 

 

In InDesign there is no option to "export" workspace settings.

 

https://creativepro.com/rebuilding-indesign-preferences/

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/sharing-custom-workspaces-in-indesign/m-p/116270...

 

[Mac OS] Mac/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version [number]/en_US/Workspaces

 

[Win 10] Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version [number]\en_US\Workspaces

 

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In InDesign there is no option to "export" workspace settings.


By @Robert at ID-Tasker

 

You can do this since 19.3 via File > User Settings > Export User Settings, I think that's what OP is using:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/indesign/using/export-import-user-settings-indesign.html

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In InDesign there is no option to "export" workspace settings.


By @Robert at ID-Tasker

 

You can do this since 19.3 via File > User Settings > Export User Settings, I think that's what OP is using:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/indesign/using/export-import-user-settings-indesign.html


By @leo.r

 

But this way - it's all-in-on file - right:

 

RobertTkaczyk_0-1712699655311.png

 

Going to the folder - you can copy just a single file - left.

 

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But this way - it's all-in-on file - right:


By @Robert at ID-Tasker

 

Yes, it's a single file... Judging by the file name OP quoted - IDSettings_19_3_enUS...it appears that she used the Export Settings option.

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But this way - it's all-in-on file - right:


By @Robert at ID-Tasker

 

Yes, it's a single file... Judging by the file name OP quoted - IDSettings_19_3_enUS...it appears that she used the Export Settings option.


By @leo.r

 

And maybe that's the problem - single file...

 

RobertTkaczyk_0-1712703521361.png

 

 

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Wokspaces are xml files, so you just have to copy these files from your PC to your Mac.

 

On a Mac, custom workspaces are stored in this folder: /Users/[user_name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 19.0/fr_FR*/Workspaces

* this name changes according to thr langugage version of InDesign.

On Windows, I don't know but I am sure that you will get the answer.

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Hello, 

copying the files from Win to MC as advised above worked !

 

On Win it is located here > C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 19.0\en_US\Workspaces

 

Thank you so much !

M.

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