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Preferences: checksum at exit, during use; export?

Community Expert ,
Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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Many issues can be cured by a reset of the preferences, that can be damaged during an improper shutdown, and I was wondering if there was no way to harden them: 

If there is none already, could there be some form of error-checking done at shutdown, or at regular intervals during use?

 

Another safety mechanism might be to save the prefences file to a backup state at boot, and work on a copy of those?

This way, the user with prefences issues could either roll back to previous, continue with current preferences, or use the default ones/reset them.

 

As an alternative, could we have a mechanism to export working known preferences using the import export preset mechanism?

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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I think what's needed is an option to Save Current Prefs button in Prefs > General. That way, when you are happy with a set, you save it (backed up in Application Support), and then along with the Reset Prefs on Quit button, a Restore Prefs button.

 

One problem Adobe has created is ballooned the Prefs folder by adding replace sky images!

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Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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Saved Preference Presets would also go a long ways towards solving this. Every time i wipe Prefs, why do i need to go back and change the 30 or so settings back to my pref? Including all panels, etc. Kind of a sad joke that we can't save EVERYTHING in our workspaces. This could have been resolved decades ago.

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