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How to disable "Save to creative cloud" in Save as... and Save a copy... dialogs?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Hi all. Can see how this was resolved in 2022 but seems that the File Handling Preferences no longer have the option to set the 'Default File Location'. I would like to save files locally so any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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I've seen a few cases where this selector is for some reason missing from the Preferences.

 

The first thing to do is to reset preferences. Remember to save out actions, brushes etc.

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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Thanks for the tip. I'll just see if there's any other suggestions before I reset my Preferences as I find that mildly terrifying.

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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The thing with preferences is that they are prone to corruption, because they are rewritten on every application exit (in contrast to read-only program files). An irregular shutdown can easily corrupt them. The preferences file contains the entire app configuration, not just your own user settings, and any corruption can cause very unpredictable and odd behavior.

 

Resetting preferences returns the application to clean out-of-the-box factory state. Seen that way, it's no more terrifying than a fresh install. The main thing is to save out actions and brushes, and the rest I set up in three minutes.

 

I always do that with every major version update. I never migrate. I take that opportunity to start fresh and clean out any cobwebs.

 

 

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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OK, you've written a compelling case! I'll give it a go and report back. Many thanks.

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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and the rest I set up in three minutes.

I think I never completely achieved that timeframe; a couple of hours after a reset I might still notice some thing I forgot yet again, like disabling Pixel Grid or setting the Burn Tool to Shadows-Range etc.

But ultimately it is a managable exercise and a reminder to save one’s Presets. 

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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I've read that some use an action to save/set preferences, never tried it myself. Not sure how it works if there is a new button/option either.

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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I do recall writing a script for this once for another user that didn't have the checkbox available... But I never kept a local copy as it was just a quick "throw away" script.

 

EDIT:

Here it is again –

 

// Set Default File Location to Computer, NOT Cloud!
#target photoshop
try {
    var idset = stringIDToTypeID("set");
    var desc223 = new ActionDescriptor();
    var idnull = stringIDToTypeID("null");
    var ref1 = new ActionReference();
    var idproperty = stringIDToTypeID("property");
    var idfileSavePrefs = stringIDToTypeID("fileSavePrefs");
    ref1.putProperty(idproperty, idfileSavePrefs);
    var idapplication = stringIDToTypeID("application");
    var idordinal = stringIDToTypeID("ordinal");
    var idtargetEnum = stringIDToTypeID("targetEnum");
    ref1.putEnumerated(idapplication, idordinal, idtargetEnum);
    desc223.putReference(idnull, ref1);
    var idto = stringIDToTypeID("to");
    var desc224 = new ActionDescriptor();
    var iddefaultCloudSave = stringIDToTypeID("defaultCloudSave");
    desc224.putBoolean(iddefaultCloudSave, false); // true or false
    var idfileSavePrefsClass = stringIDToTypeID("fileSavePrefsClass");
    desc223.putObject(idto, idfileSavePrefsClass, desc224);
    executeAction(idset, desc223, DialogModes.NO);
} catch (e) {
    alert("Error!" + "\r" + e + ' ' + e.line);
}

 

And yes, I do also use an action to set my prefs how I like them:

 

restore-prefs.png

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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OK, Christoph...5 minutes then 😉

 

 

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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@iand96374149 what specific version are you running?

 

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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Illustrator 28.2
Mac OS Version 14.3 (23D56)

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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Erm, apologies, that should be "Photoshop 25.4.0" (too many chats about Adobe stuff going on...)

Screenshot 2024-02-01 at 09.16.20.png


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