I switched computers and I need a Photoshop action I used on the previous computer. None of the instructions I found online helped so far. :(

I call the action on the old computer (Windows 7, Photoshop CS5.1) from this screen (File > Scripts > Image Processor). It's named "Logo pe poze".

Photoshop custom script

I exported and imported the C:/Users/[username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5.1/Presets folder but the script doesn't show up on the new environment (Windows 8, Photoshop CC 14.2).

I also tried searching for files with the action's name and nothing came up in Windows 7. Also nothing when I search for *.atn (the common extension for actions).

Can someone tell me please what else I can try to copy this action over? I also need to know for future reference.

  • Is it a script or an action? If action, have you saved the action?
    – Scott
    Commented May 6, 2014 at 3:01
  • I wasn't aware of the difference. I think it's a script since I call it from File > Scripts.
    – Nelu
    Commented May 6, 2014 at 3:16
  • I'm quite sure it has to do with the versions (5.1 to CC). It seems like some versions require a migration tool (see here), and there are a few articles on migrating CS4 to CS5 and even 5 to 5.1 but I can't find anything for CC. Still, 'migration' would be a good term to add to the search :/
    – Yisela
    Commented May 6, 2014 at 5:25
  • @Scott, I was wrong. Turns out it's an action even though I'm accessing it from File > Scripts. @Yisela, your comment pointed me to the solution. Thank you.
    – Nelu
    Commented May 6, 2014 at 15:26

2 Answers 2


Found instructions for exporting just the actions you need.

  1. View your actions by going to Window > Actions.
  2. If your actions aren't contained in a set, create one by clicking the folder icon at the bottom of the action widget.

Create new action set in Photoshop

  1. Drag the actions you need into the new set.

Photoshop move actions in the new set.PNG

  1. Make sure you have the action set selected.
  2. From the menu in the Actions widget (Photoshop actions menu.png) choose Save Actions.

Photoshop save actions

This will create a *.atn file. On the other computer follow these steps to import the actions:

  1. View actions by going to Window > Actions.
  2. From the menu in the Actions widget (Photoshop actions menu.png) choose Load Actions.

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  • Glad you got it figured out. That was my thought.. an action, which you need to first save in order to move. You should mark this as the correct answer if it solved the question -- it's okay that it's your answer to your question.
    – Scott
    Commented May 6, 2014 at 18:35

First, move the actions into a folder.

Click on the Folder Icon to create a Folder them Move your Actions

1.) select the folder with actions you want to export.

2.) Click on the menu in the top Right corner and save actions to a folder (or USB key.. anywhere you like)

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3.) Finally. Go to the computer you want to load actions, click action pallete menu and load actions >> Select the atn file we created in above steps.

4). You are done.. :) enjoy..

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    Hi Roshan, welcome to GDSE and thanks for your answer. I'm sorry, but I fail to see how your answer adds to Nelu's. Please do not duplicate answers unless you are adding significant new info. Thanks! If you have any questions, please see the help center or ping one of us in chat once your reputation is sufficient (20). Keep contributing and enjoy the site!
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