0 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2013 3:17 PM by Jeffrey Tranberry RSS

    FAQ: How do I reset my preferences?

    Jeffrey Tranberry Employee Hosts

      Many odd issues can be resolved by resetting your Photoshop preferences.

       

      The main preferences file is called "Adobe Photoshop CS6 Prefs.psp".

       

      Once you find the file, save a copy to include in your bug report, then delete or remove it from the preferences folder.

      Photoshop will create a new preference file the next time it is run.

       

       

      Windows

      Under Windows XP the preference file will be found at:
      %windir%\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Adobe\PhotoshopCS6\Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings\Adobe Photoshop CS6 Prefs.psp

       

      Under Vista and Windows 7 or 8, the preference file will be found at:

      Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings\Adobe Photoshop CS6 Prefs.psp

       

       

      Macintosh

      On MacOS the preference file will be found at:

      /Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings/Adobe Photoshop CS6 Prefs.psp


      PLEASE NOTE: On MacOS 10.7 and later, Apple has hidden your Library folder, so you may need to make it visible - but the location is the same for all MacOS X versions. Instructions for accessing hidden user library files: Access hidden user library files | Mac OS 10.7 Lion

       

       

       

       

      If you need a quick and dirty way to restore your preferences, here's a way you can do it using a keyboard shortcut on launch:

      Windows - CTRL-SHIFT-ALT immediately after you double-click the PS icon.

      Macintosh - CMD-SHIFT-OPTION immediately after you double-click the PS icon.