migrate custom Actions from Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Hi,

I wish to migrate my custom Actions from Photoshop on my old Mac to my new Mac.  I do have on my old Mac an exported custom Actions file <Custom Actions.atn>. It had lived in a folder found in Library>Application Support>Adobe>Adobe Photoshop CS6>Presets>Actions. Interestingly, when I auto-search my Mac to find this file <Custom Actions.atn>, no such file emerges--nor does any folder titled <Application Support>, even though said folder is listed in the heirarchy of the filing of the Action file.

I can move said file to my new Mac. However, there too, if I I auto-search my Mac to find the parallel folder titled <Application Support>, there is none. My remaining alternative is to deposit the file copy within its existing <Actions> folder, residing in Adobe Photoshop 2021>Presets>Actions. But after doing so, even rebooting Photoshop, the Custom Actions from my old Mac are not available to my new Mac, which shows only the Default Actions within Photoshop. Advice? Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Hi there,

As you're looking to migrate your presets, please have a look at this article and let us know how it goes. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preset-migration.html

Regards,
Sahil

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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Thanks much!

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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Thanks for your time!

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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"which shows only the Default Actions within Photoshop. Advice?"

 

Not sure that I understand your problem correctly, hovewer... Have you tried to load custom actions placed (copy/pasted if I understand ) in Presets > Actions folder? If you see Custom actions in the list of "installed" actions (bottom of Actions panel menu list) try to click on list item to load them in the Actions panel.

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This seemed to do the trick exactly as described, thanks!

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