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.
the files are not on the action menu, but in the list of available actions when you right click on the actiions bar.
I had no problem removing all actions from the menu in pshop, its just that i have a large list of multiple entries for the same actions in this list.
Normally, it gets this list from the folders i mentioned earlier. I temporarily emptied these folders, but the list persists. I did do a reset of phop to default at startupo, but this doesn't affect this list.
See the attached.
I have removed all the actions from the actions panel; however as you can see I have a long history of duplicates of prior actions in the pop out window. I've removed the sources of those (emptied the folders as mentioned in the first msg).
I want to delete all the actions on the pop out, then I will restore the actions to the proper folders.
Any idea how to do this?
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.html
But i dont know what is the tool use here. Anyone know it?
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.
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.
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.
YOU GOT IT!
I had moved the actions to \presets\action backup folder, so they were being picked up.
Thanks everyone for your help.
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.
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