How to export/import a Photoshop action from one Windows computer to another?

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.


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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