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Deleted my "Filters" File.

Jan 1, 2012 5:56 PM

Hello all,


I was doing a peice of work when I accidentally deleted the RGB Lights found in Render --> Filter

I went to My Computer --> Program Files --> Adobe --> Photoshop CS5.1 Extended --> Plug-ins --> Filters and deleted it, Hoping next time I started PS It would

automatically be created again.


This was not the case and I cannot find an answer anywhere.

I don't want to have to re - install Photoshop.

I tried resetting my preferences with Ctrl - Alt - Shift and that did not work.


Could someone provide me with the Default Filters file for Photoshop CS5 Extended.





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    Jan 1, 2012 6:37 PM   in reply to JackOnABeach

    You mean the RGB lights preset for the Lighting Effects filter?


    Are you on a 64 bit version of windows with the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of photoshop cs5.1 installed?

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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jan 1, 2012 6:44 PM   in reply to JackOnABeach

    I guess you have checked in the Recycle Bin?

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    Jan 1, 2012 6:49 PM   in reply to JackOnABeach

    Do you have an older version of photoshop on that computer or another computer?

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    Jan 1, 2012 7:06 PM   in reply to JackOnABeach

    These are the lighting effects presets:


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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jan 1, 2012 7:56 PM   in reply to JackOnABeach

    JackOnABeach wrote:


    I deleted that directly from Photoshop and can not find it anywhere.


    Photoshop does not make use of the Windows Recycle Bin.


    In my opinion it SHOULD, as problems such as this could be corrected.  Chris or other Adobe folks, if you read this, please note.


    By the way, if you do regular Windows backups, the Previous Versions feature of Explorer can be handy for retrieving specific things that have been deleted from backup.  In this case, if you were to right-click the folder, choose Properties, then look in the Previous Versions tab you could see and choose from backup data.


    And if you're NOT doing regular Windows backups, for heaven's sake start!



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