Photoshop: Need a single settings file for all presets, filters, workspaces, tools and brushes!

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Single file for all user settings!  I recently upgraded to Win10 and with my Photoshop and Dreamweaver, it was a beating. The reason is that I was trying to recover my settings.  Worse than that, I was putting the same version back into use.  If the learned genius types at Adobe would quit trying to change the interface, change keyboard shortcuts and such and give me a file that would save/transfer ALL my settings such as but not limited to presets, filters, workspaces, tools, brushes, keyboard settings and anything else that Makes my Photoshop MINE!  Also, Please put the "classic crop" button in the preferences like you did with the "classic transform".

Thank you.

Nolan Conley
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Nolan Conley

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Jaroslav Bereza

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Please consider voting for this second most wanted not implemented feature: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/the_missing_link_in_photoshop
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I like your idea... but I'd rather have a local (on the machine) file that contains all this data.  I clicked on your link and saw that it's been NINE YEARS since this was asked. I think it's Adobe's goal in life to keep their users (paying customers) aggravated by not implementing common sense changes.  They would rather "thrill" us with interface, keyboard shortcut and tool changes that most professionals don't want.

Adobe, there are two criteria you must consider before making a change.

  1. Will it significantly increase productivity for professionals?
  2. Is Adobe just making a change to justify an update?
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This is also a good idea. We have a team of users, and it would be convenient to just have and backup one user data file. Occasionally one person's PC may be down and they could temporarily import their own file for the day onto another system.

I do hope that users engage in the surveys that Adobe often requests. That would be a good time to let them know that there are important overlooked workflow features.
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I completely agree.

Going into a dozen nested folders every time is a mess.

Other software that I use tend to retain user settings automatically after updates.