Trouble migrating Actions from PS CC 2018 to PS CC 2019

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Hello.
I'm having serious trouble with a custom created action in Photoshop CC 2018. When importing this action in PS CC 2019, the action doesn't work work at all, stoping at the very first step. The action involves numerous fonctions such as opening .eps files, transform them in smart object, applying transform tool, etc... Needless to say that the action still works perfectly fine in PS CC 2018. I'm also having trouble with other custom created actions. Does anyone have the same trouble?
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Vbus

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TangCanada

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Pls explain what is a "custom created action" vs any other action any PS user can record and play.
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Vbus

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Excuse me if my English is not so good, it was just my way of saying that I created the action and that it's not the Actions provided by default by Adobe
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Ronald Keller

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Check that your Playback options is set to Accelerated (NOT Step by Step).

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eartho, Champion

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There were a number of foundational changes to transform and commit in CC2019 which could be causing these errors. More than likely, you'll need to rebuild the action to work around these issues.
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Vbus

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I was fearing some kind of foundational change. My action is veeeery long and I'd like not to rebuild it step by step : basically it turns an Indesgin 64 pages layout into a series of 64 pages mock-up images with folded pages, shadows effect, perspective, etc... Is there any way to get access to some kind of the ".text file" that build up the action step by step; like some kind of a HTML page in text mode where we can edit in text mode?
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Kiiinda. There's a framework in javascript written years ago that translates actions into XML and back again. If you are brave and technically savvy, you can try it:
http://ps-scripts.sourceforge.net/xtools.html

Look in the scripts section for info on "ActionFileToXML" and "ActionFileFromXML"... 

Alternately, you can drag steps from one action to another and reorder action steps, so if you identify just a couple steps that are broken, you may be able to record just those in a new action and drag them into your old action...