Nik Collection not launching with Photoshop 2022

New Here ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi,

I have the old version of Nik collection (I believe the free one when google owned it once).

Anyway, I've updgraded my PC and cannot get the Nik Collection to start despite watching various videos on youtube etc.  Has anyone else experienced this?

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Engaged , Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022
Hi @WeddingPhotoz I have the original Nik collection from Google also and have used it in all the different Photoshop versions. A while ago, Adobe had advertised that PS Plug-Ins should now be stored in:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CCSo, place your Google folder there and your Nik collection should work.Hope it works for you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi @WeddingPhotoz I'm not having any trouble with the Nik filters. What do you mean exactly by it will not launch or start? Are you seeing the collection under Filter menu with no images open? Is the Google folder in the right directory on your C-drive? Look in: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\Google. If all that is correct, what type of image are you trying to apply the filters to? Did you check the Image Mode? Nik won't work with CMYK images. Let us know!

 

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Excellent, this worked.  Thanks everyone for their solution.  I did buy a new desktop and re-installed from scratch, yet this software failed to launch.  It installed perfectly, but just failed.  I did exactly what @RosaPerry mentioned and it worked like a charm.

 

Thanks a million 🙂

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Engaged ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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I'm glad it worked @WeddingPhotoz  🙂

 

Rosa

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Engaged ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi @WeddingPhotoz 

I have the original Nik collection from Google also and have used it in all the different Photoshop versions.
A while ago, Adobe had advertised that PS Plug-Ins should now be stored in:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC

So, place your Google folder there and your Nik collection should work.

Hope it works for you.

 

Rosa

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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@RosaPerry, the Nik Collection is not in that Common Files directory on my computer, and it works fine where it is. Maybe it will work from both locations though.

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Explorer ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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I have the Nik Collection for about 10 years!  Do you mean you bought a new computer? Or updated it (by installing updates)?  I the same problem with I UPGRADED (bought a new) my computer.  I had to find the Nik Collection under one of the Program Files folders (there are 2, I believe).  When I found the Nik folder, I right-clicked on it and selected copy (I found mine in the Adobe Photoshop 2021 folder), and then I went to the Adobe Photoshop 2022 folder, clicked on the folder to open it, and then pasted it it in and the Nik folder was now copied into the new Photoshop 2022 version.  When I opened Photoshop, I found the Nik Collection located under FILTERS tab across the top.  I clicked on FILTERS and the Nik software showed up at the very bottom.  I don't know if that helps, but hope so.  Thank you.

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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This worked for me. Many thanks

 

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Explorer ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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I have the old "original Nik" collection (maybe 10 years old) but updated over the years.  Can't determine if you upgraded your actual computer or if you mean you "installed the latest updates."  In any event, if have a new computer then you'll have to add the Nik folder to the Photoshop 2022 Foder.  If it's an existing computer, you will need to check if the Nik folder is in the Photoshop 2022 folder, then you should be good to go.  Either way (new or existing computer), you need to make sure the Nik is associated with the Photoshop 2022 folder. You will see "Nik" at bottom of the "Filter" dropdown as "Jain" wrote below.  Good luck!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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I have the latest version of Photoshop and the latest version of Nik Collection.  After years of happy use, they no longer work together despite repeated reinstals. 

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Participant ,
Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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I recently spent $79 to upgrade to Nik 5, then today upgraded to 5.0.1. I watched it install but it doesn't open when I open PS 22. I tried to uninstall it to reinstall but all I get is a message "this version is already installed on your computer" in other words, it won't uninstall. I've restarted twice, still doesn't work.

Just when I was ready to sit down for a leisurely editing session. Ha ha.

Please help. 

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Participant ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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I contacted DxO and they sent me link to the 5.0.2 version, which I installed. That version did not appear in my PS either but the good news is at least I was able to uninstall this version so I could reinstall v. 5.0.0, and now I'm back to normal but have to live with the annoying upgrade message every timeI open Nik. I told DxO I think they have some work to do on versions beyond 5.0.0. Okay, three days later I can go back to processing those  4 images 😐

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Explorer ,
Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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Thank you for your information! How did you contact them, DxO? Thanks again!

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