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gyro22222
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how to remove list of available actions in cs5

Oct 8, 2010 5:15 PM

I installed actions in 2 places and now i have duplicates in the available action list (click the arrow to the right of the action tab to see the menu for add, remove, options etc and a list of all available actions and sets).

I removed the actions from

C:\Users\Hal\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Actions

 

and from

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Presets\Actions

and yet i still have the huge list of available actions in duplicate.

How do I eliminate these?

Thanks

Hal

 

 

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    Oct 8, 2010 11:40 PM   in reply to gyro22222

    When you moved then out you only removed them from the fly-out menu (assuming of course that you then restarted Photoshop). The actions that are already open in the Actions panel are stored in the preferences so to clear them out either reset the preferences (why bother?) or just remove them the old fashioned way by dragging them to the trash can icon.

     
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    Oct 9, 2010 10:17 AM   in reply to gyro22222

    Make the Actions panel visible via Window - Actions.

     

    Drag actions or set titles to the trash can, or click once to highlight the action or set and use the little menu at the upper-right of the panel to select Delete or even Clear All Actions.

     

    ActionsPanel.jpg

     

    -Noel

     
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    Oct 9, 2010 10:41 AM   in reply to gyro22222

    Hello every body,

    I found a great tip to remove the unnecessary from a image at http://vietsolutions.org/photoshop-elements-9-content-aware-healing.ht ml

     

    But i dont know what is the tool use here. Anyone know it?

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Oct 9, 2010 10:45 AM   in reply to gyro22222

    Ah, my mistake.  I didn't understand you fully.

     

    I believe the actions that show up in that menu are in one of these folders:

     

    Photoshop 64 bit:

     

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Presets\Actions

     

     

    Photoshop 32 bit on a 64 bit system:

     

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Actions

     

     

    Photoshop on a 32 bit system:

     

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Actions

     

     

    You would need to move/remove the .atn files from the above folder(s) to get them to stop appearing in that list.

     

    -Noel

     

     

     
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    Oct 9, 2010 10:47 AM   in reply to gyro22222

    All those should be in the two folders that you mentioned in your first post. The ones above the line between Video Actions and 3D Product Box are found in the Program Files folder tree while those beneath that line are in the Users folder tree. All you have to do is delete the duplicate .ATN files from those folders.

     
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    Oct 9, 2010 2:53 PM   in reply to gyro22222

    Actions files could be anywhere in the presets folders and still be picked up.

    The actions/color swatches/etc. sub folders are just there for your organization -- Photoshop just searches everything under presets.

     
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    Mar 13, 2011 8:04 PM   in reply to gyro22222

    Thanks for the final solution to this post. It worked for me after removing all ATN files (except default) from the Preset folder.  I was getting duplicates even triplicates of actions I already had installed.and forgotten.  I hadn't encountered this before in earlier versions.  Thanks again.

     

    Message was edited by: kathykid

     
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