P: New problem with Actions: Can no longer "Delete path 'Path 1'" in one step

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Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

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Hello!

When recording actions in the past, I can click, drag and delete a Path and the action is recorded in a single step. For example, the action would read "Delete path 'Path 1'."

I've recently noticed that now when I try to record the same process, two steps are recorded: "Select 'Path 1'" and then "Delete current path." Seems minor, right?

This can lead to a problem if you have no 'Path 1' in your document. If you already have any other path selected, this two-step process will delete the other path you have selected!

This affects me when I want to clean up a bunch unneeded paths in a series of documents before I send finals to the client. My files usually have paths named a certain way, but not every file has every path. When select-and-delete a path was in one step and the target path is not present in a document, Photoshop produces an error, but no other paths are affected. With it in two steps there is the potential that a path I want to keep would get deleted. I have to remember to add in another step to 'Deselect current path,' which is a work-around, but is not as an elegant solution.

Additionally, my old actions that were recorded with the one-step process still work, but any new ones record the two-step process.

Thanks,
Bruce

Using Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 on an iMac, OS 10.11.6.

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Adobe Employee , May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017
This issue should be fixed in CC 2017 or later.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

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Hi Bruce, 

It appears this changed between CS6 and CC.  I've opened an issue for this so an engineer can review.

Thanks,
Eric

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Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

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Thanks, Eric!

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LEGEND ,
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

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Long path error!
"Long path tool" is very helpful for this problem. You can solve this problem like copy, delete, long path files by using this tool.
I used to have similar problems too, but after using "long path tool" everything was solved. Try this software and you would be glad you did.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 16, 2016

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“Long Path Tool” is very helpful for this error !You can use to solve this problem

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LEGEND ,
Aug 22, 2016 Aug 22, 2016

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search for related forum posts( where people are looking how to copy, delete, long path files ) 
and leave there suggestion to try Long Path Tool

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LEGEND ,
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 23, 2016

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The path you entered, is too long. Enter a shorter pathFile Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, 
and verify that the file location is correct.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 03, 2016 Sep 03, 2016

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I used to have similar problems too, but after using"long path tool" You can use to solve this problem.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 05, 2016 Sep 05, 2016

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I used to have similar problems too, but after using
"long path tool" You can use to solve this problem.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017

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This issue should be fixed in CC 2017 or later.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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