Where is the Defaults folder?

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Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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Having a few odd issues with ID and want to reset defaults, but want to back up first...

Just went looking for the defaults folder / file, which, on my computer, would be here:

 

~/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version [#]/[language]/InDesign Defaults

However, I don't have anything called that...

 

Article is here.

 

Any other tips for "cleaning up" ? I'm staying with 16 as I'm finishing up a project.

thanks!

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Dec 22, 2021 Dec 22, 2021

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I'm staying with 16 as I'm finishing up a project

 

Move your Version 16.0 folder to your desktop and restart InDesign. That will create a new Version 16 folder when ID restarts.

 

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After doing what Rob Day described above the program will go back to its defaults. This will mean that you will have to recreate any of the customization that you might have done. To protect yourself in the future, I would suggest that after you've re-set up the program to the way that you like it (do this with no document open) quit the program. This will "lock in" all your new preferences. Then I strongly recommend making a copy of the new preference folder (it's the new version of the one you earlier trashed). If you ever need to reset preferences again then you can replace the corrupted preference file with the pristine version that you "put away for later". When you reopen the program after that all will already be as you need it to be.

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