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How can I backup the "New Document" settings in Photoshop 2024 on Mac?

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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I've searched online for a solution but the method I've found makes no sense. Several sites (including Adobe) say to make a copy of the "New Doc Sizes.json" file fromm "Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings" But the directory "Preferences" does not exist in the username directory. In fact I can go all the way back to the root HD for my mac and do a search for "New Doc Sizes.json" and it can't find it.

I'm needing to back up the new document preferences because I'm needing to reinstall Photoshop in hopes of solving an issue. The last time I had to do this I lost all of the new document settings and it was a ton of work remaking them.

Can someone give me an actual solution to backing these up please?

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Community Expert , Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

The path to the New Doc Sizes.json or MRU New Doc Sizes.json file is user account related and Photoshop version specific and similar to the following...

 

MAC:

/Users/<user>/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop 2021 Settings/

 

Win:

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Adobe Photoshop 2021 Settings\

 

 

EDIT:

 

As this directory may be hidden, you may find the following scripts helpful:

 

https://github.com/MarshySwamp/Backup-Photoshop-Settings-System-Info

 

/* Open Photosho
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The path to the New Doc Sizes.json or MRU New Doc Sizes.json file is user account related and Photoshop version specific and similar to the following...

 

MAC:

/Users/<user>/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop 2021 Settings/

 

Win:

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Adobe Photoshop 2021 Settings\

 

 

EDIT:

 

As this directory may be hidden, you may find the following scripts helpful:

 

https://github.com/MarshySwamp/Backup-Photoshop-Settings-System-Info

 

/* Open Photoshop Presets & Settings Folders - Universal */

#target photoshop

app.bringToFront();

openPresetsAndSettingsFolders();

function noteOne() {
    alert("This script will open 3 folders to facilitate backing up data before updating or migrating Photoshop.")
}

function noteTwo() {
    alert("Script completed! Backup the following files and folders:" + "\r" + "\r" +
        "* Actions Palette.psp file inside the User's Settings folder" + "\r" + "\r" +
        "* All folders inside the Application's Presets folder" + "\r" + "\r" +
        "* All folders inside the User's Presets folder")
}

function noteThree() {
    alert("Note:" + "\r" + "In addition to backing up the Actions Palette.psp file, it is strongly recommended that each action set is saved to individual .atn action files!")
}

function openPresetsAndSettingsFolders() {
    var os = $.os.toLowerCase().indexOf('mac') >= 0 ? "mac" : "windows";
    if (os === 'mac') {
        // alert("It's a Mac!");

        noteOne();
        noteTwo();
        noteThree();

        appSettings();
        appPresets();
        userPresets();

        function appSettings() {
            var appPath = app.path.fsName.replace(/^\/.+\//, '');
            var userSettingsDir = '~/Library/Preferences/' + appPath + ' Settings';
            var userSettingsDirOpen = Folder(userSettingsDir);
            userSettingsDirOpen.execute();
        }

        function appPresets() {
            var presetDir = app.path + '/Presets';
            var presetDirOpen = Folder(presetDir);
            presetDirOpen.execute();
        }

        function userPresets() {
            var appPath = app.path.fsName.replace(/^\/.+\//, '');
            var userPresetDir = '~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/' + appPath;
            var userPresetDirOpen = Folder(userPresetDir);
            userPresetDirOpen.execute();
        }

    } else {
        // alert("It's Windows!");

        noteOne();
        noteTwo();
        noteThree();

        appSettings();
        appPresets();
        userPresets();

        function appSettings() {
            var appPath = app.path.fsName.replace(/^.+\\/, '');
            var userSettingsDir = '~/appData/Roaming/Adobe/' + appPath + '/' + appPath + ' Settings';
            var userSettingsDirOpen = Folder(userSettingsDir);
            userSettingsDirOpen.execute();
        }

        function appPresets() {
            var presetDir = app.path + '/Presets';
            var presetDirOpen = Folder(presetDir);
            presetDirOpen.execute();
        }

        function userPresets() {
            var appPath = app.path.fsName.replace(/^.+\\/, '');
            var userPresetDir = '~/appData/Roaming/Adobe/' + appPath + '/Presets';
            var userPresetDirOpen = Folder(userPresetDir);
            userPresetDirOpen.execute();
        }

    }
}

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

 

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