Export Photoshop CC 2015 preferences, customization, brush, preset without enter Photoshop

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Hello,
big question mine.
I did a new OS install on a different drive without formatting the old OS still functioning in a different drive.
I don't know how, but no dual boot was created and now I'm in the new OS (Win 10) and I cannot access the old one. (that is's still there in perfect condition).
Now my question is: how can I access and save all my settings, my brush, my preset from the old OS without enter there and opening Photoshop?
I don't have still installed CC 2015 here in the new OS, but I don't want to lose all my settings, brush, plugins, actions, preset that are still in the old drive.
Can I find them somewhere and save them to import in the new install?

Please. I don't know how to solve.
The only solution I was thinking is to remove the drive with Win 10 and force the PC to start with the old OS.
At that point what should I do to export everything?

Thanks for every help.
Lio
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Chris Cox

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Copy your Photoshop preferences folder, and wherever you stored the rest of your preset files.
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Thank Chris Cox :)

My idea was the same and last night I went into the AppData folder of the old OS:
M: \ Users \ LioBigBear \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
where there are these folders:
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Settings
CT Font Cache
Generator
Optimized Colors
Optimized Output Settings
Optimized Settings
Preset

I think "Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Settings" is the right one.
In there I see the folder "WorkSpaces (Modified)", actionsPalette.psp, brushes.psp,customShapes.psp, patterns.psp, styles.psp that have a big size. So I think they are my personal setting.

Now the question is: can I import them in CC here in the new setup?
I obviously have all my brushes, actions, styles and plugin. So, if I cannot find other solution, I can reinstall them.
But there are some styles or brushes I created and, very important, my workspace!

Which folder have I to copy? Or maybe there is a way to import them by Photoshop itself?

Thanks in advance.
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Yes, those are all your preferences.
The only part that is not safe to copy is MachinePrefs.psp - those are all machine specific preferences.

You would copy them into the same folder on the new machine.
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Thanks Chris Cox for your help :)

One more question...
I have to manually copy ALL that folders or I have to import them through the program Photoshop ?
I don't want to import the font cache if in there there is memory of the old fonts.

Thanks again
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That folder contains all of your Photoshop preferences - you can copy over all of it but the machine prefs. The font cache isn't in there.