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Hi ....

I'm baffled. 2 weeks ago I had a script in my "Utilities-->Script" window, that would crop/extract all images in a file and make them all a certain resolution. Now it has disappeared, and there is no record of it even in my TimeMachine.

 

Since that time I did have a phone session with Adobe and they trashed my preferences. Not sure that would have trashed a script though!

 

Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place? This is very puzzling! The other thing is there are tons of scripts in there, that I don't ever remember seeing (I only remember seeing a couple, including the one I want).

 

Thanks for any help with this! I'm using CC2019 on Sierra.

Alison

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

The Scripts panel has two folders Application and User. You can store your scripts in either. The path to Application is:

/Applications/Adobe InDesign 2020/Scripts/Scripts Panel.

The path to User is:

/Users/username/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 15.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel

 

I prefer the Application folder, but both can accidentally get deleted—Application on an ID upgrade, and User on a Preferences reset.

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Magic disappearing script

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Hi ....

I'm baffled. 2 weeks ago I had a script in my "Utilities-->Script" window, that would crop/extract all images in a file and make them all a certain resolution. Now it has disappeared, and there is no record of it even in my TimeMachine.

 

Since that time I did have a phone session with Adobe and they trashed my preferences. Not sure that would have trashed a script though!

 

Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place? This is very puzzling! The other thing is there are tons of scripts in there, that I don't ever remember seeing (I only remember seeing a couple, including the one I want).

 

Thanks for any help with this! I'm using CC2019 on Sierra.

Alison

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

The Scripts panel has two folders Application and User. You can store your scripts in either. The path to Application is:

/Applications/Adobe InDesign 2020/Scripts/Scripts Panel.

The path to User is:

/Users/username/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 15.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel

 

I prefer the Application folder, but both can accidentally get deleted—Application on an ID upgrade, and User on a Preferences reset.

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Are you sure that script was for InDesign, the workings of the script does not sound like InDesign but more of Photoshop or Illustrator. Trashing preferences does not have any bearing on scripts though

-Manan

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Actually, it was in the old preferences folder, in a sort of obscure place ... it is an export images script for ID, yes.

 

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OK, I figured it out. The disappearance *was* caused by the preferences being trashed, but I finally found it in the old preferences folder and put it back where it belonged ... (It was in the Users folder). Not sure how I got so lucky.

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The Scripts panel has two folders Application and User. You can store your scripts in either. The path to Application is:

/Applications/Adobe InDesign 2020/Scripts/Scripts Panel.

The path to User is:

/Users/username/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 15.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel

 

I prefer the Application folder, but both can accidentally get deleted—Application on an ID upgrade, and User on a Preferences reset.

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Thank you! That's very helpful. Part of the problem is that the User Library folder is invisible too : )

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By default OSX hides the Library folder:

 

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/reveal-library-folder-in-macos/

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