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Organize (Delete and Backup) Presets

Community Beginner ,
Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

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Dear Community

I created some Presets for Effects for Clips. I want to delete some of and - more importantly - backup those presets since I have to move them to a new PC.

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I searched my Harddrive for this presets (with no success) and I can't find any way in Premiere Elements to do this, nor in Elements Organizer, nor do I found any Information in Adobe Help or Google.

 

Can anybody point me in the right direction, please?

 

Thank you so much,

Best,

Florian

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Community Expert , Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

I have not found a way to delete a custom preset.

But the custom presets are located (on Windows 10) in Users/[Username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Premiere Elements/18.0 in a data file called Effects Presets and Custom Items.prfpset. I don't know of a way to open and edit this file though.

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Community Beginner , Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

Hi Steve

thank you so much. You pointed me in the right direction.

I had a closer look at the file- It's basically a rather "flat" database (not to well formatted, if I may add that and an adobe-developer reads that) in an XML-File. If you edit the index at (almost) the top of the file, you can remove the presets you don't want. You then have to manually edit the index-values, so it is ascending, starting from "0". I suggest, that you leave the remaining payload further down in the xml-file to avo

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P.S: I am using Premiere Elements 20.

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I have not found a way to delete a custom preset.

But the custom presets are located (on Windows 10) in Users/[Username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Premiere Elements/18.0 in a data file called Effects Presets and Custom Items.prfpset. I don't know of a way to open and edit this file though.

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Hi Steve

thank you so much. You pointed me in the right direction.

I had a closer look at the file- It's basically a rather "flat" database (not to well formatted, if I may add that and an adobe-developer reads that) in an XML-File. If you edit the index at (almost) the top of the file, you can remove the presets you don't want. You then have to manually edit the index-values, so it is ascending, starting from "0". I suggest, that you leave the remaining payload further down in the xml-file to avoid breaking references between different objects-settings. It would REALLY be helpful, if Adobe just added a very simple "Delete" in the context, as I assume, that most video-editors are not also software-developers as I am.

IMPORTANT: create a backup of the file first, because if you make a typo: Premiere Elements will recreate the whole file and you loose ALL your presets.

Here's the proof that it worked:

Florian5EEA_0-1605621876307.png

 

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P.S: the development effort for Adobe would not be more that 4 hours, so I don't quite understand, why this non-brainer-feature is not implemented... (or well hidden, so I cannot find it)

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New Here ,
May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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I found a folder that lists my Presets, allowing me to simply delete them from File Explorer: C:/Users/[Username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Premiere Elements/19.0/SC/Presets/PC/Computer/MP4-H.254

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Nov 20, 2022 Nov 20, 2022

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Gerald, I went to that folder but it's empty on my system. Was hoping it would reveal the "My Presets" I want to eliminate.

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May 02, 2023 May 02, 2023

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Thanks.  This worked for me. 

 

Odd item - I'm using premiere elements 2023, but files were in a folder "21.0".  Guess too much effort to change the folder name to reflect latest version.

 

Also seems this would be a no Brainerd add - if you can create custom presets, you should be able to delete them.

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