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How to delete Swatch libraries that I created from list?

Participant ,
Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Hi!

 

Is there a way to delete the libraries I created at the bottom of the list?

 

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Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
I see, I tried saving to the desktop and I got the same results as you did. try saving them in the designated folders, for user defined libraries the standard folder is  C:\Users\canto\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 25 Settings\en_US\x64\Swatches for application library, save in the folder previously posted. However you won't be able to save directly from Illustrator since it's a system folder. You could save to the desktop and move the file yourself using finder/explorer. By saving...

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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check if you see the Swatch files are in the presets folder, if they're there, just delete them or move them to another folder.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 2021\Presets\en_US\Swatches

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Hi!

 

Thank you for your answer.

 

When I restarted, they disappeared. But I created new ones for test purposes, and I want to remove them without having to do a restart again.

 

I'm on a MAC.

 

Thanks again!

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They don't seem to be there:

 

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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I restarted Illustrator and they were gone. It would be nice not having to restart, though.

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did you create the libraries you're trying to delete? they must be saved on a specific folder.

 

why don't you create a new one, and right before you save, you take a note of the location? and let us know 🙂

 

those files are live, once you know the location, they should disappear from the menu without needing to restart once you removed them from it's location.

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I did create the libraries and saved them on my desktop.

 

The libraries are still visible from the list even if I delete them from the desktop.

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I see, I tried saving to the desktop and I got the same results as you did.

 

try saving them in the designated folders, for user defined libraries the standard folder is 

C:\Users\canto\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 25 Settings\en_US\x64\Swatches

 

for application library, save in the folder previously posted. However you won't be able to save directly from Illustrator since it's a system folder. You could save to the desktop and move the file yourself using finder/explorer. By saving to those 2 folders you can add/delete files without having to restart illustrator

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Thank you! This works!

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Try to save a library and have a good look where it is saved.

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On a Mac it is username > Library > Application Support > Adobe > Adobe Illustrator 25 > your language > Swatches.

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