7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2017 7:07 AM by geppettol66959005

    Delete action folder preset

    geppettol66959005 Level 3

      Lately I'm using a lot of actions

      and my folder of preset actions and become too full


      there is a script that deletes a folder or action that is in the folder

      Presets / Actions in Photoshop

      without taking into account the version of photoshop in use.

        • 1. Re: Delete action folder preset
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          The would be easyt to do with X's Xtools stdlib.js funcrions

          //@show include

          //@include "stdlib.js"

          Stdlib.deleteAllActionSets = function(confirmDelete) {

          if (confirmDelete != false) {

          if (!confirm("Do you really want to empty your Actions Palette?")) {




          var sets = Stdlib.getActionSets();

          for (var i = sets.length-1; i >= 0; i--) {







          ALso in Stdlib there is


          function loadActionSet(actionSet) {

          if (actionSet.exists) { app.load(new File(actionSet)); }

          else {alert("Action Set " + actionSet + " does not exists");}


          • 2. Re: Delete action folder preset
            geppettol66959005 Level 3

            I want to cancel the actions that are found

            in the photoshop preset folder

            Schermata 2017-09-13 alle 12.36.45.png


            and not in the action palette

            • 3. Re: Delete action folder preset
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              The answer to your question then is no each version of Photoshop Installer creates a Presets/Actions/ for the version being installed. You would have to remover any action set you do not want to be able to load from each version of Photoshop you install  presets\actions\ You can delete them if you have write access to the folder.  If by cancel you mean delete them..



              I save my Actions to my Action folder and load the into my Photoshop Preferences for each versi of Photoshop I use.   Your Usere ID has a set pf preferences for eacj versions at Phoroshop you have installed.  The Action sets you loade into you Actions palette is are stored int uour User IF Photoshop Version preferences foldet for example:

              "C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings\Actions Palette.psp"

              • 4. Re: Delete action folder preset
                geppettol66959005 Level 3


                eliminate them

                • 5. Re: Delete action folder preset
                  geppettol66959005 Level 3

                  I have this script but it does not work



                  var topLevel = Folder("~/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2014/Presets/Actions/Actions_Install/");
                  for(var w =0; w<20;w++){
                      if(topLevel.exists) folderDelete(topLevel);
                      if(!topLevel.exists) break;
                  function folderDelete(topLevel){
                  var folders =[];  
                  folders = FindAllFolders(topLevel, folders);
                  for(var a in folders){
                  var fList=folders[a].getFiles();
                  for(var f in fList){
                  for(var z in folders){
                  function FindAllFolders( srcFolderStr, destArray) {
                     var fileFolderArray = Folder( srcFolderStr ).getFiles();
                     for ( var i = 0; i < fileFolderArray.length; i++ ) {
                        var fileFoldObj = fileFolderArray[i];
                        if ( fileFoldObj instanceof File ) {        
                        } else {
                           destArray.push( Folder(fileFoldObj) );
                        FindAllFolders( fileFoldObj.toString(), destArray );
                     return destArray;
                  • 6. Re: Delete action folder preset
                    JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                    If the script did work it would only work for CC 2014 that is hard coded onto the script. However it not hard coded to the correct location. It look like your on a Mac.  I do not use a Mac so I do not know if the path hard coded is for your USE ID folder ot Mac OSX Application Photoshop installation.  It also looks like you are trying to delete the a folder. IMO the is not a good Idea.  That may break Adobe's Updates for CC 2014 and updates may through out error code U44M1P7 the installation is corrupt. You may be better off deleting the files within Photoshop's CC 2014 \Presets\actions\ tree  Do that fron finder.  The folder hard coded  is: "~/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2014/Presets/Actions/Actions_Install/" I think the ~ is to your userID Application files not the location of the actual Photoshop version install.

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                    • 7. Re: Delete action folder preset
                      geppettol66959005 Level 3


                      Always precise in the observations

                      thank you