4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2013 12:37 PM by JJMack

    Where is Photoshop 6's default folder for actions

    Billy2430

      Where is Photoshop 6's default folder for actions - I wish to place an action in it so it loads on startup. Thanks

        • 1. Re: Where is Photoshop 6's default folder for actions
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          Actions do not load by default. When Photoshop create a set of default preferences for you its Action Palette's preference file has Default.atn contents in it. 

           

          When you load actions and record actions Photoshop updates your "Actions Palette.psp" Photoshop Preference file when you close Photoshop down so the next time all the Action Sets you have loaded and Actions you have recorded and loaded are available to you.

           

          On a Windows 7 system user ID preferences are stored in "C:\Users\Your User ID\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings"

          • 2. Re: Where is Photoshop 6's default folder for actions
            c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

            You need to load it from the Actions Panel then.

             

            There is a Presets/Actions folder both in the application’s folder and the user library.

            Edit: atn files in those positions should be available in the Actions Panel’s fly out menu.

            • 3. Re: Where is Photoshop 6's default folder for actions
              Billy2430 Level 1

              Hi

               

              Looked in folders suggested and have deleted all .atn files I could find. All action folders show as now being empty but when I start photoshop the actions appear again - its as though there is a hidden folder. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

               

              Thanks.

              • 4. Re: Where is Photoshop 6's default folder for actions
                JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                Yes by Apple and Windows default setting the folders the Photoshop Preferences are stored is hidden.  You can change your OS setting so you can see these. Read my first append for file name and windows 7 locations.

                 

                If you deleted all the *.atn files you need to recover them you have deleted all Photoshop's actions the only one still available are in your Photoshop preference file "Actions Palette.psp" Reset your preferences and all you will have are the ones in Photoshop default.atn.

                 

                Message was edited by: JJMack