Photoshop: Computer crash while I had patterns loaded I had not backed up yet. Are they all gone for good?

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I was mid project and hadn't yet backed up recent saved patterns.  I think Chrome crashed my iMac (trying to stream Dem debates)  Are they all gone or any chance I can find?  Also what's the  best way to back up presets?
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MaryJane Sarvis

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Chris Cox

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If you loaded patterns from a file - you can load them again.
If you created new patterns and had not saved them - then those are lost.  

You back them up by saving the presets to disk after creating them.
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Jaroslav Bereza

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Yes they are gone forever. Whenever you create a new pattern exit photoshop and start it again. It is the same as with swatches, brushes, actions.

When you change a setting unit, cursors, keyboard shortcuts, whatever...  exit photoshop and start it againt. Some settings can not be saved as a file from running Photoshop.

Photoshop saves settings when its shutting down.

If you have Photoshop running all the time when OS is running... never turn off OS forcibly. First turn off Photoshop, then the OS.

In the new version of Photoshop, there is no synchronization.
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Chris Cox

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There is nothing to find unless you saved the presets before the crash.
You can save presets from any of the preset pickers' menus, or the preset manager.
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Saira

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they probably have
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MaryJane Sarvis

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Not on mine. Tried that. I'm saving to disc now.
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MaryJane Sarvis

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This hasn't worked for me. I think there's something going on with the Prefrences folder. I remember having an issue a year or more ago with that. How do I check if my Prefrences are set up properly? Thanks!!
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It's possible either the OS or user permissions are damaged. Have you tried creating a new user account? https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html#permissions