I used the free trial of Photoshop but forgot to export all of my tool presets and brushes. I never saved them or exported them, so they don't seem to exist in my presets files, but they clearly exist somewhere since they were always there when I started Photoshop. Is there a way I can recover them?

  • did you install a licensed version over your trial? – Alith7 Aug 10 '16 at 20:03
  • No. The trial expired and I didn't do anything else. The apps are still installed. – Ben Mora Aug 12 '16 at 13:21

Per Adobe: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/presets.html

Default preset locations

  • The default location for saving/loading/replacing presets depends on your operating system.
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista: [Drive]:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop[version_number]\Presets.
    • Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobePhotoshop[version_number]/Presets.
    • Windows XP: [Drive]:\Document and Settings\\ApplicationData\Adobe\AdobePhotoshop [version_number]\Presets.

Although the best method is to export them from the program, but with your trial expired, I would assume that's not possible.

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