So just moved to Photoshop CC 2014 and I find that nearly every setting needs to be recreated and extensions and plugins don't work.
There surely has to be a better way to release a minor update - yes minor, update.
Why do all of my extensions now not work?
Every tool setting has gone.
All of my recent files, recent tool settings, dialog box preferences, panel preferences,etc...
There must be a better way or at least a way to save all of those settings from Photoshop CC and import then back into Photoshop CC 2014
Can anyone help me in trying to backup and restore my settings, otherwise I'll just bin CC2014 and go back to CC
Extension support has changed; Flash panels are no longer supported.
You should have been presented with a "Migrate Settings" function during installation (I was). Any chance you accidentally answered "no"?
Plug-ins need to be installed in the new version. That's true whether or not the migration tool ran.
You are still able to go back to running Photoshop CC 14.x, so you can do things like save actions, etc. into files, then load them into Photoshop CC. You might even still be able to Sync Settings, though I haven't tried doing so from an older version to a newer myself (as the migration tool just worked).
I suggest that you make a small checklist that describes all the settings changes you prefer to make to Photoshop, regardless of the ability to sync or migrate. I have done this and it's good for setting up a new system or recovering from a failure to migrate. It's not an infinitely hard task.
I do think the sync setting work for this also. You just have had to sync your old version first.