Actions (macros) moving to another computer

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Rodger, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Rodger

    Rodger Guest

    I will be installing Photoshop 7 onto another computer altogether.
    Previously when I did this I lost all my actions - which are all
    resize/file/etc commands. I have tried copying over the actions which are
    stored in the \documents and settings\adobe\ hierarchy, but I never succeed
    in copying them. Nor can I see a file name in the photoshop program folder
    which shouts at me "I am the actions files" !!!

    Has anyone else transferred their actions from one install to another?


    Thanjs
     
    Rodger, Mar 3, 2004
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  2. Rodger

    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "Rodger"
    Like a lot of this stuff it's pretty easy once someone shows you how to do it
    :)

    With the Action palette open select the action set you wish to copy, click on
    the chevron > at the top-right of the palette and in the options choose "Save
    Actions...", which will let you create an .atn file. You can copy this file
    like any other file.

    To install these actions on a new machine just click the chevron again and
    choose 'load actions' and locate the .atn file you created.

    Bill
     
    Bill Hilton, Mar 3, 2004
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  3. Rodger

    Rodger Guest

    Has anyone else transferred their actions from one install to another?

    Like a lot of this stuff it's pretty easy once someone shows you how to do
    it
    :)

    With the Action palette open select the action set you wish to copy, click
    on
    the chevron > at the top-right of the palette and in the options choose
    "Save
    Actions...", which will let you create an .atn file. You can copy this file
    like any other file.

    Indeed, simple! Many thanks for this, much appreciated
     
    Rodger, Mar 4, 2004
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  4. Rodger

    edjh Guest

    Yes, lots of times. They are cross-platform too.

    They are .atn files and they reside mainly in the Actions folder in the
    Presets folder, though they can be saved anywhere. And that's the key.
    From the flyout arrow menu in the Actions palette choose Save Actions.
    Save the sets somewhere and then you can transfer them to disk, e-mail
    them, whatever.

    You should periodically save your actions as you make new ones or
    download new ones.
     
    edjh, Mar 4, 2004
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  5. Actions are in "Presets\Photoshop Actions"

    Maris
     
    Maris V. Lidaka Sr., Mar 4, 2004
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