sync workspaces and preferences in indesign CC2021

Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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i just switch to a new Mac, is it possible to import my workspaces from my old machine?

otherwise, does the workspaces is saved in a prefs file i can copy?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

Workspaces are saved as XML files located in the following path on a Macintosh. You'll need to copy them from this path on your old machine to the same path on the new machine. You'll need to make the user Library file visible using method for your particular macOS version (see link below).

 

[Computer Name] > Users > [yourname] > Library > Preferences > Adobe InDesign > Version 16.0 [if CC 2021] > en_US > Workspaces.

 

Access hidden user library files | macOS - Adobe Help Centerhttps://helpx.adobe.com › x-productkb › global › acces...

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Adobe Employee , Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

Hi @SBaseman,

 

Thanks for reaching out. To set or restore preferences, please refer to this article https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html and let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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Workspaces are saved as XML files located in the following path on a Macintosh. You'll need to copy them from this path on your old machine to the same path on the new machine. You'll need to make the user Library file visible using method for your particular macOS version (see link below).

 

[Computer Name] > Users > [yourname] > Library > Preferences > Adobe InDesign > Version 16.0 [if CC 2021] > en_US > Workspaces.

 

Access hidden user library files | macOS - Adobe Help Centerhttps://helpx.adobe.com › x-productkb › ...

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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thank you

 

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Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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How do I do this on a PC? I got a new laptop and want to copy over my custom workspace from my desktop, but I can't find it anywhere. I went online and found some instructions for syncing, but the sync box never pops up. I have CC open on both machines, as well as InDesign, but I can't find a way to sync them. I've spent hours on this and am getting ready to give up.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Hi @SBaseman,

 

Thanks for reaching out. To set or restore preferences, please refer to this article https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html and let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

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Rishabh

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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This does not tell me how to get my custom workspaces from my desktop computer to my new laptop for InDesign. I can’t even find them anywhere on my desktop. I thought it would be easy to copy them over. Thanks. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Hi @SBaseman ,

your custom workspaces are in a subfolder of your user folder. The path for InDesign 2022 is this:

User > Username > AppData > Roaming > Adobe > InDesign > Version 17.0

 

Depending on the localisation of your InDesign 2022 you'll see perhaps a en_EN folder, with my German InDesign it's de_DE. Inside is a folder named Workspaces. The workspaces are stored as xml files.

 

The AppData folder is only visible if you enable to see hidden elements ( files and folders ) in the file system.

This option is disabled by default after setting up a machine with Windows. Also enable the option to see file suffixes. From my German Windows 10:

 

INDD-Cache-AppData-Directory-Visible.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Explorer ,
Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Thank you so much! My problem has been resolved.

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Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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Glad to hear that! Feel free to reach out if you need any further assistance!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Hi harels90553658,

if your old installation of InDesign is just the exact version you installed on your new machine you could even copy over the whole Version 16.0 folder.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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