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Export preferences to change PC and version of Indesign

New Here ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Hello,

I was running Indesign and Photoshop 2020 on a Windows 7 pro PC, and now I have received a brand new PC running Windows 10 Pro, and installing Indesign and Photoshop 2021. How can I keep my preferences ?

Thanks in advance

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Engaged , Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021
Thanks a lot, but I can't even find the sync icon in Indesign  By @laurencel57343895
Read the first sentence: Sync Settings has been removed in InDesign CC 2015.2. And migration only works if you've already installed a version and want to update to a newer version. For a complete fresh install you have to backup / restore the individual files yourself: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/indesign-preferences-support-file-locations.html

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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In the old computer, you can set to sync your preferences with your account (via cloud adobe.com user ID)

more details here Sync settings in InDesign using Adobe Creative Cloud

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Thanks a lot, but I can't even find the sync icon in Indesign 😞

 

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Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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Thanks a lot, but I can't even find the sync icon in Indesign 😞

 

By @laurencel57343895

 

Read the first sentence:
Sync Settings has been removed in InDesign CC 2015.2.


And migration only works if you've already installed a version and want to update to a newer version.

For a complete fresh install you have to backup / restore the individual files yourself:
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/indesign-preferences-support-file-locations.html

 

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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Hello,

 

Sorry I had missed the first sentence, probably because I did not want to believe it. Why stop something so good ?

I have tried restoring the files myself, but it slow down the system a lot, so I have given up. We will have to do it all again from scratch... What a pity.

 

Thanks again for your help !

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Engaged ,
Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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Hi @laurencel57343895 
what files were you restoring? The whole folder?
I would only restore the necessary files (like workspaces, keyboard shortcuts, InDesign Defaults).

Sadly a lot of settings are stored in the InDesign Defaults, which is the first thing you reset if there are problems...

Why stop something so good ?
Yea... good question... not sure what Adobe was thinking there.

 

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Thanks for your reply, it was so complicated that we did it all from start in the new PC. What a waste of time !

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