PHOTOSHOP - Missing or curupt custom made Actions after power outage.

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After a power failure while PS CS5 was open a message came up that the preference file is curupt. and now all my 8 customer preset actions are gone. PS seems to work fine like its back in default when i installed.
Is there a way to get them back? even if i have to reset my computer to another date? having a bad day.

drydoc
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Rick Wagner

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Chris Cox

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The power outage corrupted the preferences files.
So unless you had a backup of the Actions Palette.psp file from preferences, or saved the actions elsewhere -- you're out of luck.
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oh boy
now you tell me to save my actions.
even if i go back to an older disc image backup of my computer. I'm desperate.
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***RESOLVED***

Hi Chris and all in my shoes,

I found my fix. Since i haven't changed my 8 different actions for many years, and never made it a practice to backup my computer until now! and my Actions too of course. I went to a few very old back ups i had on a external hard drives in the closet and searched thru every zip folder/file and found this. c:/users/(name)/AppData/Local/Roaming/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5.1/Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Settings/ and copied all the *.psp files (Actions Palette.psp which i thought was the main one) but i copied all 6 different *.psp's of mine and replaced the existing ones that didn't work on my main drive and Wala!! My Actions are there! IT Worked! PHEW! I'm up and running again. (i did make it a point to save the current ones that didn't work for me just in case i would have to start over. Ugh)

I hope this helps someone.
Now i have a happy excited face :)
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All you needed was the Actions Palette.psp file.
Yes, it is a good idea to save any presets you have created to a safe location, and to backup your system (including preferences) periodically.