CS8.0 Browser drag file problem

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by joe, May 4, 2005.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    My PS CS 8.0 seems to work just fine except the browser will NOT let
    me drag pictures to a different folder.
    When I attempt to do this then the picture is just lost. It is not
    even in recycle folder.
    What gives? How can I fix that other than doing a reinstall. I
    have about 30 GB of browser files and would rather not redo them
    either <grin>.

    Joe
     
    joe, May 4, 2005
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  2. joe

    neon Guest

    trash your preferences file.
     
    neon, May 4, 2005
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  3. joe

    joe Guest

    }:joe wrote:
    }:> My PS CS 8.0 seems to work just fine except the browser will NOT let
    }:> me drag pictures to a different folder.
    }:> When I attempt to do this then the picture is just lost. It is not
    }:> even in recycle folder.
    }:> What gives? How can I fix that other than doing a reinstall. I
    }:> have about 30 GB of browser files and would rather not redo them
    }:> either <grin>.
    }:>
    }:> Joe
    }:trash your preferences file.


    How?
    In the CS menu or in the folder?
    I'm always nervous about 'tampering with settings.

    Regards,
    Joe
     
    joe, May 4, 2005
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  4. joe

    neon Guest

    hold down shift + cntl + alt when starting ps. covered in the manual &
    help.
     
    neon, May 4, 2005
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  5. joe

    joe Guest

    }:joe wrote:
    }:>
    }:> }:joe wrote:
    }:> }:> My PS CS 8.0 seems to work just fine except the browser will NOT let
    }:> }:> me drag pictures to a different folder.
    }:> }:> When I attempt to do this then the picture is just lost. It is not
    }:> }:> even in recycle folder.
    }:> }:> What gives? How can I fix that other than doing a reinstall. I
    }:> }:> have about 30 GB of browser files and would rather not redo them
    }:> }:> either <grin>.
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> Joe
    }:> }:trash your preferences file.
    }:>
    }:>
    }:> How?
    }:> In the CS menu or in the folder?
    }:> I'm always nervous about 'tampering with settings.
    }:>
    }:> Regards,
    }:> Joe
    }:hold down shift + cntl + alt when starting ps. covered in the manual &
    }:help.

    Thanks Neon - it worked like a charm.
    Can drag files now and reduced the 5 min. startup time to about one
    minute! Like it says on pages 46-47 of the manual "Unexpected
    behavior ..."
    This saved my but.

    j
     
    joe, May 5, 2005
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  6. joe

    neon Guest

    it's amazing how delicate the preferences file is. follow the ps
    newsgroups and there is rarely a day that noone reports a problem that
    has been caused by a corrupted pref file. and some of the reported
    incidents of "unexpected behavior" are really bizarre. people report
    they have uninstalled & reinstalled ps numerous times, uninstalled and
    reinstalled their entire operating systems, etc. and, uninstalling and
    reinstalling ps does not replace a corrupt pref file with a new one with
    default settings. go figure??
    it's a good idea to make a backup copy of your pref file with your
    personalized settings. then you can replace a corrupt pref file with
    the backup and not have to trash the bad one and reset everything when a
    problem occurs.
    glad i could help.
     
    neon, May 5, 2005
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  7. joe

    joe Guest

    }:joe wrote:
    }:>
    }:> }:joe wrote:
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:joe wrote:
    }:> }:> }:> My PS CS 8.0 seems to work just fine except the browser will NOT let
    }:> }:> }:> me drag pictures to a different folder.
    }:> }:> }:> When I attempt to do this then the picture is just lost. It is not
    }:> }:> }:> even in recycle folder.
    }:> }:> }:> What gives? How can I fix that other than doing a reinstall. I
    }:> }:> }:> have about 30 GB of browser files and would rather not redo them
    }:> }:> }:> either <grin>.
    }:> }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:> Joe
    }:> }:> }:trash your preferences file.
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> How?
    }:> }:> In the CS menu or in the folder?
    }:> }:> I'm always nervous about 'tampering with settings.
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> Regards,
    }:> }:> Joe
    }:> }:hold down shift + cntl + alt when starting ps. covered in the manual &
    }:> }:help.
    }:>
    }:> Thanks Neon - it worked like a charm.
    }:> Can drag files now and reduced the 5 min. startup time to about one
    }:> minute! Like it says on pages 46-47 of the manual "Unexpected
    }:> behavior ..."
    }:> This saved my but.
    }:>
    }:> j
    }:>
    }:>
    }:it's amazing how delicate the preferences file is. follow the ps
    }:newsgroups and there is rarely a day that noone reports a problem that
    }:has been caused by a corrupted pref file. and some of the reported
    }:incidents of "unexpected behavior" are really bizarre. people report
    }:they have uninstalled & reinstalled ps numerous times, uninstalled and
    }:reinstalled their entire operating systems, etc. and, uninstalling and
    }:reinstalling ps does not replace a corrupt pref file with a new one with
    }:default settings. go figure??
    }:it's a good idea to make a backup copy of your pref file with your
    }:personalized settings. then you can replace a corrupt pref file with
    }:the backup and not have to trash the bad one and reset everything when a
    }:problem occurs.
    }:glad i could help.

    Abobe could have been more helpful by clearly stating what you just
    said. For the same reason it did not occur to contact them for a
    casual knee-jerk response.

    I went through every pref screen and copied the settings BEFORE the
    procedure.
    Is there a 'more elegant' way to back up the preference file(s)?
    Do we know for sure that all info is contained in a single file etc.
    J
     
    joe, May 5, 2005
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  8. joe

    neon Guest

    just make a backup copy of the file using windows explorer. the pref
    filename is "adobe photoshop cs prefs.psp" the folder it's in depends
    on what operating system you're using. you'll have to do a file search
    to find the file on your system. make a copy of the file and name it
    something like adobe photoshop cs prefs bu.psp . any name is ok as long
    as you can identify it in the future if necessary. if you should need
    to use the backup just delete the corrupted pref file and then copy the
    backup file and name it "adobe photoshop cs prefs.psp" be careful with
    your filenames because photoshop needs specific filenames to identify files.
    and yes, all info is in the one prefs file. this is all very basic stuff.
    in the future, when posting questions, always state extensive stats
    about your computer and operating system.
     
    neon, May 6, 2005
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  9. joe

    joe Guest

    }:joe wrote:
    }:>
    }:> }:joe wrote:
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:joe wrote:
    }:> }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:> }:joe wrote:
    }:> }:> }:> }:> My PS CS 8.0 seems to work just fine except the browser will NOT let
    }:> }:> }:> }:> me drag pictures to a different folder.
    }:> }:> }:> }:> When I attempt to do this then the picture is just lost. It is not
    }:> }:> }:> }:> even in recycle folder.
    }:> }:> }:> }:> What gives? How can I fix that other than doing a reinstall. I
    }:> }:> }:> }:> have about 30 GB of browser files and would rather not redo them
    }:> }:> }:> }:> either <grin>.
    }:> }:> }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:> }:> Joe
    }:> }:> }:> }:trash your preferences file.
    }:> }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:> How?
    }:> }:> }:> In the CS menu or in the folder?
    }:> }:> }:> I'm always nervous about 'tampering with settings.
    }:> }:> }:>
    }:> }:> }:> Regards,
    }:> }:> }:> Joe
    }:> }:> }:hold down shift + cntl + alt when starting ps. covered in the manual &
    }:> }:> }:help.
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> Thanks Neon - it worked like a charm.
    }:> }:> Can drag files now and reduced the 5 min. startup time to about one
    }:> }:> minute! Like it says on pages 46-47 of the manual "Unexpected
    }:> }:> behavior ..."
    }:> }:> This saved my but.
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:> j
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:>
    }:> }:it's amazing how delicate the preferences file is. follow the ps
    }:> }:newsgroups and there is rarely a day that noone reports a problem that
    }:> }:has been caused by a corrupted pref file. and some of the reported
    }:> }:incidents of "unexpected behavior" are really bizarre. people report
    }:> }:they have uninstalled & reinstalled ps numerous times, uninstalled and
    }:> }:reinstalled their entire operating systems, etc. and, uninstalling and
    }:> }:reinstalling ps does not replace a corrupt pref file with a new one with
    }:> }:default settings. go figure??
    }:> }:it's a good idea to make a backup copy of your pref file with your
    }:> }:personalized settings. then you can replace a corrupt pref file with
    }:> }:the backup and not have to trash the bad one and reset everything when a
    }:> }:problem occurs.
    }:> }:glad i could help.
    }:>
    }:> Abobe could have been more helpful by clearly stating what you just
    }:> said. For the same reason it did not occur to contact them for a
    }:> casual knee-jerk response.
    }:>
    }:> I went through every pref screen and copied the settings BEFORE the
    }:> procedure.
    }:> Is there a 'more elegant' way to back up the preference file(s)?
    }:> Do we know for sure that all info is contained in a single file etc.
    }:> J
    }:>
    }:just make a backup copy of the file using windows explorer. the pref
    }:filename is "adobe photoshop cs prefs.psp" the folder it's in depends
    }:eek:n what operating system you're using. you'll have to do a file search
    }:to find the file on your system. make a copy of the file and name it
    }:something like adobe photoshop cs prefs bu.psp . any name is ok as long
    }:as you can identify it in the future if necessary. if you should need
    }:to use the backup just delete the corrupted pref file and then copy the
    }:backup file and name it "adobe photoshop cs prefs.psp" be careful with
    }:your filenames because photoshop needs specific filenames to identify files.
    }:and yes, all info is in the one prefs file. this is all very basic stuff.
    }:in the future, when posting questions, always state extensive stats
    }:about your computer and operating system.

    Thanks,
    If nothing is stated then XPpro is generally assumed for PS CS - I
    would guess. The readme file also has 'some' info about path to
    folder.
    J
     
    joe, May 7, 2005
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