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I get this message when closing Photoshop "Can't write new document presets file" No luck in finding a solution . CC2022 version 23.1
Hi. Please try resetting the preferences: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#reset_preferences
Make sure you user ID has write permission to your Photoshop Preferences folder and that there is no problem with that folder. I also do not know why Closing Photoshop would want to write a new file there. I would think it would only update existing preferences files. So new document presets file may be the existing
"C:\Users\(your user id)\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2022\Adobe Photoshop 2022 Settings\New Doc Sizes.json"
Make sure the file is in good shape. Resetting your Photoshop Preferences may solve your problem,
We're sorry about the trouble. Please try the steps mentioned below and check if that helps.
1. On the Start menu, locate the program that you want to always run as an administrator.2. Right-click the application’s shortcut, and then click Properties.3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.4. Do one of the following:
Thanks! I reset the preference file, with no luck in fixing the problem.
Thanks ! I removed the New doc sizes.json file and restarted photoshop, but problem still exist. It re-installed the file again in the settings folder. .
I just tryed this, but still have same problem. It has been doing it several months now, so probably nothing to do with the most recent updates.
Is "Can't write new document presets file" the exact wording of message you are seeing? "New doc sizes.json" was just a guess on my part. If that is the exact message you are getting the programmer could have done better job by provided more helpful message that identified the paths and file name they could not write. And if you ran Photoshop as an Administrator Photoshop should have been able to write files just about anywhere as far as permissions go. On my Windows 10 PC I do not have a problem closing down Photoshop version 22 and 23. Have you Added anything to Photoshop like third Party Plug-ins, extension, scripts etc? If not you may need the remove Adobe software download and run Adobe Creative cloud cleaner the reinstall your Adobe applications.
I have the same problem! Please help!
I am having the same issues also. nothing I do seems to sort it out.
It's happening to me now, several times a day!
Did anyone ever fix this, it started happening with V 2022 and it's driving me nuts, I tried all the suggestions here.
Since 23.2.2 version all works fine!
Also having the same problem and none of the solutions above worked.
Other problems associated with the new version:
- Lost all my custom made actions
- I use custom panels, if I load an image directly from Lightroom those panels will not load, I have to start PS first, let the panels load, then load an image from LR.
- My workspace changes periodically even though the "Lock Workspace" is on.
- I get random error messages about errors in "Line 1" or "Line 2" with no indication what file.
Needless to say wasn't entirely thrilled about the new update.
Adobe Photoshop Version: 23.2.2
the only work around I have found is to save and close PS which gives me the "Can't write new document presets file"
and then on re-boot it usually works fine for a bit before breaking again.. this has been happening for about 3 months now on and off.. please fix!
I also started receiving the Can't write document presets error- issue STARTED with version 23.2.2,
for now running PS as admin seems to be working.
nope.. still doping it!
Yeah, this is definitely just now happening for me. As usual, Adobe forum members will respond with one useless attempt at a solution and then no one will respond after you let them know that it didn't work at all. Bravo, Adobe. The fantastic product service continues.
Same here. been with adobe for hours either they cant figure it out or they dont care.
The same issue with me and I've tried everything, but no fix which si very frustrating.
This is how I fixed it:-
Close all Adobe programs
Delete the following folder:-C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2022\Adobe Photoshop 2022 Settings
If you also have issues with Illustrator Libraries not connecting, also go to:-
Delete the following folder:-
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Creative Cloud Libraries
If you can't delete the folder(s) due to permission issues:-
Quit all background Adobe processes in Task Manager.
Ensure you have Administrator Permissions:-
Windows Key Plus RTypenetplwiz
Set your user as an administrator Regardless of the current setting. Go back and delete the folder(s).
Restart Adobe Programs.
I actually ended up doing a rollback to about three versions back. After the issues already noted the next two updates broke the custom panels I was using and conflicted with the GPU card in my laptop causing all sorts of video issues.
Further details: I use custom panels for most of the editing I do because I shoot and edit over 1,000 sports pictures a month. The latest update would not load the panels for any images sent from Lightroom to PS. I would have to shut down and restart PS several times until the panels finally loaded.
Video: I have an ASUS G750 laptop with an nVidia 870M graphics card. The newest version of PS caused random problems with the GPU. The advice I found was "upgrade your video card" which is not possible with this laptop unless I want to buy a new laptop. I have 32g of memory and two SSD drives in this one, its plenty fast so I'm not in the mood to spend $2000+ in order to use PS's latest bug ridden update.
I'm having all sorts of problems now with random "can't write" messages. I went back several versions of PS and that solved all the problems so its definitely update issues and not hardware based.
The last 3-5 updates from Adobe have been awful.
I've been having the same problem for a while also. I didn't delete the settings file, just the Library files. That seems to have done the trick. At least for the time being. Glad I found this thread.
Hi Tarun, thanks for your help. I was also having the same error every time I quit Photoshop. I just followed your instructions, and now every time I open Photoshop, I get a User Account Control dialogue asking if I want to let Photoshop make changes to my device...
Additionally, I can't edit linked files from Adobe Illustrator in Photoshop via the 'Edit In Photoshop' button anymore. Illustrator says 'Cannot find associated application.' Any idea how to fix these new bugs now?
Also, this did not solve the old bug, I still get the 'Can't write new document presets file.' error when I quit Photoshop.