I copied my PS CS5 Plug Ins folder into my CS6 one & it started having problems opening & errors... would someone be able to tell me what the basic/original ones should be in PS CS^6 Plug In folder please?
Are you using OS X? If yes, there should be nothing in folder "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS6/Plug-ins/" until you install optional or third party plug-ins which have been declared by the provider as being compatible with Ps CS6. The plug-ins supplied with Ps CS6 are stashed inside the .app and the user should not add or remove anything in there.
Remove the CS5 plug-ins from CS6.
As you've found, doing that's a really bad idea. The new plug-in architecture for CS6 is designed to have only 3rd party (non-Adobe) plug-ins in the Plug-ins folder. All of the Adobe supplied plug-ins for CS6 are already installed. The best practice for migrating plug-ins is to get the most recent updates from the vender and run the installer to make sure all the 3rd party plug-ins are correctly installed.
No, Windows 7... I noticed that it only had a couple of things in the folder before I transferred everything over, unfortunately I didnt take note of what they were. I removed them all & added my 3rd party ones back in & it is now working. Thanks for your help
That would be any other plug-ins you've installed after Photoshop. Out of the box that folder is completely empty with Photoshop CS6.
To be completely accurate, what you did wrong was that you copied plug-ins that were supplied by Adobe with the earlier version of Photoshop. Those plug-ins logically conflict with the current ones Adobe supplies with Photoshop, which are now provided in another place.
They've changed the folder structure, so no longer are any plug-ins supplied by Adobe put in that folder. Hopefully for a future version update you can copy those you have in Photoshop CS6 without getting yourself into the same trouble.