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Workspaces vanished

Enthusiast ,
Feb 25, 2023 Feb 25, 2023

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Workspaces have vanished in PS 2023. Any ideas how to get them back? thanks.

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Community Expert , Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

@larry45 

Here are screenshots from my own computer. macOS has several libraries. Go to the right one.

janee_0-1677462108472.png

janee_1-1677462160613.png

 

janee_2-1677462271049.png

 

 

Jane

 

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Do you mean that there's nothing listed when you go to the Workspace icon in the upper right or go to Window > Workspace?

 

If so, you might try resetting Photoshop's preferences:

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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@larry45 

 

If you mean something else, show us a screenshot of what you are seeing so we can better assist.

 

Jane

 

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Thanks Myra , Jane.

 

Here is what I'm seeing: I'm on PS 2023 - mac

 

Before there was one called Larry, which had the workspace that I have tweaked over the years. Seems to be gone all of the sudden. Never see that happen before.  (recently I've deleted past versions of PS, ie 2022, 2019 and preferences to those versions, but if have any idea what search for on my hardrive, let me know , thanks!)

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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When you update Photoshop via the Creative Cloud Desktop App, there's a setting that lets you keep your previous settings and preferences. If it's not selected, then your preferences would have been removed.

 

If you want to backup your preferences, you can access them and save them:

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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@larry45 

 

If you have TimeMachine set up for backups, you can check to see if you can find it in your backups:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/preference-file-names-locations-photoshop.html

 

The Library folder is hidden by default:

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

 

Workspace Preferences - Contains list of workspaces (psw files) that are loaded and/or modified. * Workspace Prefs.psp Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/
Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings
Workspaces - Contains any custom workspaces that have been saved. [Workspace Name].psw Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/
Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings/WorkSpaces

 

If you can't find it, you will have to recreate it. Be sure to save it again with the same name every time you tweak it. You might also want to take a screenshot to assist you in case you ever have the need.

 

Jane

 

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Thanks Jane/ Myra, ok going to read all this stuff over a few days.  search in TM ect. . Look at global Adobe preferences.

 

That said, just glancing now see this, "Customized preferences and settings are migrated to the latest version of the app."

 

So implies default it to carry all that stuff over?

 

Should never happen even once to anyone, so fact happeing is a glaring flaw with Adibe IMO.

 

Just

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Glad Jane you supplied screenshot of user name libary, prefences, will dig in later,   as link above you have says, "app data, roaming"  as location, never heard of or seen that app data, or roaming, not come up in spotlight search:

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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@larry45 

The Library folder is hidden by default, which is why it does not show up in Spotlight:

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Jane, yes know hidden, but (side tagent, not even looked for my lost workspace yet in TM, but I will tonight), What I'm saying is your screenshot is one I believe/ trust, while ADobe link, says app dat roaming which I do not find anywhere, even drilling down into libary no app data, romaing, so that wierd no?   app data/ romaing? never heard of it, and cant find that anywhere, yet Adobe put that on their link,     Confusing that ADobe does that?

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Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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@larry45 

Here are screenshots from my own computer. macOS has several libraries. Go to the right one.

janee_0-1677462108472.png

janee_1-1677462160613.png

 

janee_2-1677462271049.png

 

 

Jane

 

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Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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Update:  I did find an save backup in time Machine. And I restored it in the correct area on the computer

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Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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Yet, but... disturbingly, it's still not showing up in the software.  I don't see load workspace, like you might with actions. so any ideas? 

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Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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BTW Jane, Myra, my keyboard shortcuts (which Jane given great tips on in past, thanks), is also vanished, and I did check my preferences was indeed, selected to import previoius:  see screenshot

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Mar 01, 2023 Mar 01, 2023

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Tried to open file with PS and says does not recognize it . Hopefuly someone from Adobe will come to pipe in.

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