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all my action disappeared

Community Beginner ,
Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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After PS crashed the entire Action menu has been deleted
And there's nothing in the action folder

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Actions and scripting, Import and export, Problem or error, Windows

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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If the Action sets (folders) were saved from the Action panel menu, they can now be loaded from the panel menu. If the set was never saved, they are gone.

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Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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use system backup: restore points in windows or time machine in macos

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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Using a restore point may backup you Photoshop references in time if it does not you may be able to get your user ID old Photoshop if backup users Application data.  They are in your user ID Photoshop preferences in a file named  "Actions Palette.psp" On windows my path is

"C:\Users\(your User ID)\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Adobe Photoshop 2020 Settings\Actions Palette.psp"

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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Thank YOU sir for the windows path.  Totally saved my day.

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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I just had this hapen to me. I see the Actions Pallette in my folder view but if I go into PS, click load actions and go to that folder and try to load them the file isn't there. It acts as if it is not the correct folder type and doesn't show it. What am I doing wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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Did you save the Set previously? Before you tried to load it? Action sets have a ".atn" extension. Try doing a search of your hard drive to see if you saved it in another location.

 

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Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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More here, however, I don't hold much hope... You just have to live and learn in this case:

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/01/photoshop-custom-action-file-backup.html

 

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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I wrote a script to open the various folders which may be hidden:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/script-to-help-back-up-photoshop-settings/m-p/11517871

 

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