After Effects CC 2023: How To Restore Missing Animation User Presets Folder

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Description:
This tutorial will show you how to locate and restore missing animation user presets in the Effects & Presets panel of Adobe After Effects CC 2023 after upgrading from AE 2022 to AE 2023.

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Quit After Effects (Cmd/Ctrl + Q)

Adobe Help:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/effects-animation-presets-overview.html

USER ANIMATION PRESETS HARD DRIVE LOCATION:

  1. My Documents\Adobe\After Effects CC (Windows)
  2. Documents/Adobe/After Effects CC (macOS)

 

Chapters:
00:07 Intro: About the Tutorial
00:23 Scenario: Upgrading from AE2022 to AE2023
00:39 Where are User Presets stored on the hard drive?
01:05 Mac: Documents Folder…Adobe…User Presets
01:37 Copy & Paste User Presets
02:01 Quit Adobe After Effects (Cmd/Ctrl + Q)
02:14 Re-open Adobe After Effects 2023

 

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Restore Missing Animation User Presets in AE 2023 (Mac Users):

  1. Open Finder
  2. Go to the ‘Documents’ Folder
  3. Twirl open Adobe
  4. Twirl open the previous version of AE
  5. Twirl open the ‘User Presets’ folder
  6. Copy custom animation presets (Cmd + C)
  7. Twirl open AE 2023 Folder
  8. Twirl open User Presets folder
  9. Paste (Cmd + V) custom animation presets
  10. Quit Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Cmd + Q)
  11. Re-open
  12. Go to the ‘Effects & Presets’ panel
  13. Twirl open ‘Animation Presets’
  14. Confirm User Presets folder has been restored.

How To Restore Missing Animation User Presets in AE 2023 (Windows Users):

  1. Open Explorer
  2. Go to ‘My Documents’ Folder
  3. Twirl open Adobe
  4. Twirl open previous version of AE
  5. Twirl open ‘User Presets’ folder
  6. Copy custom animation presets (Ctrl + C)
  7. Twirl open AE 2023 Folder
  8. Twirl open the User Presets folder
  9. Paste (Ctrl + V) custom animation presets
  10. Quit Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Ctrl + Q)
  11. Re-open
  12. Go to the ‘Effects & Presets’ panel
  13. Twirl open ‘Animation Presets’
  14. Confirm User Presets folder has been restored.

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