Photoshop: Need to identify previously used layer styles.

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I'm using Photoshop CS5. I have hundreds of layer styles that I've downloaded from various sites. Now and then I find one that's perfect for what I need. It would be wonderful if when I used a style on something it would somehow be identified so I'd know which style I used. Maybe there is already a way to do this but if so it is not obvious.

Suggested ways are 1) the name of the style and style collection could show up in the layer effects list, or 2) the set of styles that the style came from (if not open) could load with that style highlighted and named below or, 3) (my favorite option) like with Illustrator's graphic styles, the style could show up and be named in an appearance palette which is a very useful palette and should be included in Photoshop anyway.

If anyone knows how to identify a previously used style without clicking on every style you have, I hope they'll post the solution.
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The style file/collection does not show up in Photoshop after loading it (it's just added to the list of available styles).

But you can view the name of each style by choosing to view that in the styles preset list.