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Can I import a user-defined swatch library from a previous version?

May 5, 2011 11:58 AM

I just upgraded from CS3 to CS5.I had a user-defined swatch library that seems to have gotten lost in transition. Where would I find that and how would I reinstate it?

 

Thanks.

 

~Valerie

 
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    May 6, 2011 12:45 AM   in reply to kyriosity

    If you never saved it explicitly to another location, it should still be in your user directory's Adobe Illustrator sub-branch, if you haven't deleted it. You could then load it as a custom external swatch in the swatches palette. Newer versions never automatically import older data as all directories are kept separate.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    May 1, 2012 6:23 AM   in reply to Mylenium

    Thank you Mylenium, this helped me. I found my libraries at C:\Users\Pete\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS4 Settings\en_US\Swatches, and moved them to the same location in CS5.

     
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    May 1, 2012 10:23 AM   in reply to Peter Wakeman

    Thanks for the details Peter! This worked perfectly for me!

     
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    May 1, 2012 11:35 AM   in reply to Dorsey Creative

    Thank you for the thank you. One thing I just thought of that might also help somebody – AppData is normally a hidden folder, so a person may not see it until they set things to Folder Options, View, Show Hidden Files. I have a habit of always setting this back to "Don't show" as soon as I'm done; I learned that one time, the hard way.

     
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    May 1, 2012 5:15 PM   in reply to Peter Wakeman

    Hidden or not, you should be able to access it directly by typing this in the run box:

     

    %appdata%

     

    Take care, Mike

     
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    May 8, 2012 8:14 PM   in reply to MW Design

    Hey! That's pretty cool. And useful. I never knew that :-)

     
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