Transfer InDesign settings from one computer to another

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Hello, is there a way to do this? For example, if I have multiple autocorrect settings on one computer can I move them to another computer? Thanks!

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Community Expert , Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

There's a script to get a lot of stuff over

https://creativepro.com/script-for-setting-indesign-preferences/

 

As for the auto correct it should be in the program files 

Program Files\Adobe InDesign 2022\Presets

And on Mac in a similar location.
Mac HD>Users>[User Name]>Library/Preferences>Adobe InDesign>Version 

(you might need to invoke the Library folder holding down CMD or something as it might be hidden
https://nordlocker.com/blog/how-to-show-hidden-files-mac/#:~:text=The%20first%20and%20easiest%20method,as%20translucent%20in%20the%20folder

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Community Expert , Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

Hi @adard58393643 ,

if it is exactly the same InDesign version and exactly the same operating system you simply would transfer all the cache and the preference folders to that other machine. Both folders are named the same Version 17.0 for InDesign 2022 for example. Both Version 17.0 are in different sub-folders of your user folder.

 

When on Windows 10 the paths are:

User > UserName > AppData > Local > Adobe > InDesign > Version 17.0

User > UserName > AppData > Roaming > Adobe > InDesign > Vers

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Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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There's a script to get a lot of stuff over

https://creativepro.com/script-for-setting-indesign-preferences/

 

As for the auto correct it should be in the program files 

Program Files\Adobe InDesign 2022\Presets

And on Mac in a similar location.
Mac HD>Users>[User Name]>Library/Preferences>Adobe InDesign>Version 

(you might need to invoke the Library folder holding down CMD or something as it might be hidden
https://nordlocker.com/blog/how-to-show-hidden-files-mac/#:~:text=The%20first%20and%20easiest%20meth....)

 

 

 

There's a folder for autocorrect - and there's XML files in there.

 

 

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Hi @adard58393643 ,

if it is exactly the same InDesign version and exactly the same operating system you simply would transfer all the cache and the preference folders to that other machine. Both folders are named the same Version 17.0 for InDesign 2022 for example. Both Version 17.0 are in different sub-folders of your user folder.

 

When on Windows 10 the paths are:

User > UserName > AppData > Local > Adobe > InDesign > Version 17.0

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

 

Furthermore to get the same color and PDF export presets for InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop, also consider to transfer the following folders:

 

User > UserName > AppData > Roaming > Adobe > Color

User > UserName > AppData > Roaming > Adobe > Adobe PDF

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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