Photoshop CC did not save my Color Settings on update

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Photoshop CC does not save Color Settings on update. This is a major bug, and I did not notice it for a couple weeks after update.
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Posted 3 years ago

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What OS version are you using?

Other users are not reporting such a problem, and I cannot reproduce it on MacOS or Windows.

Most likely there is a permissions problem on the folder or file where your color settings are supposed to be saved.
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Thanks for your response. I'm using OS X Yosemite. This is happened to me on previous updates as well. What should the permissions be?
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~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Settings/Color Settings.csf

That folder and file need permission for you to read, write, and create files.

And we haven't had reports of this being a problem with previous updates, either. But for some people, the MacOS 10.10 update did mess up their folder permissions.
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I don't see that folder. When I search my mac for that file, including system files, I get no results.
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MacOS 10.9 and later hide your Library folder - even though it is an important folder that you need to access fairly often. In the Finder. hold down the option key, then select the "Go" menu, and it will list your Library folder.
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Thanks. I still don't see the settings folder, either in the root library or the user library.
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Look in ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Settings/...
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Thank you. I found the folder and file you refer to. My permissions appear to be set for Read & Write. The "staff" & "everyone" permissions are set to Read only. Would that be the reason?

I saw that the Library also contains the folder and file for Photoshop CC 2014, meaning they were not removed during the upgrade to Photoshop CC 2015, if that helps.
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Yes, the preferences (even of older versions) should not be removed.

Hmm, it sounds like the settings are correct - but something is preventing the color settings.csf file from being written or read back in (which should give an error message).