How can I transfer saved Print Presets to a new computer?

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
How can I transfer saved Print Presets to a new computer?  Where are these presets saved.  There seem to be some common ones that are the same for all applications, but uniques ones for certain applications, such as Adobe InDesign.
Question by:Studio1204
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Expert Comment

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I had the same question for Apple, called tech support and they said that "At this time there is no way to transfer preset printer settings." I was not to happy. The only thing I could think of is to do a time machine backup and when you setup your new computer load your time machine data and hopefully your printer settings will transfer. Apple also said they did not know if that would work.

Hope that helps.

Accepted Solution

DJDecay earned 125 total points
ID: 22844131
Create the printer that the preset is associated with in the new mac os system,
then copy the file named
~ is your user home directory such as

Expert Comment

ID: 22844148
if that fails you can copy all of ~/Library/Preferences/*
and ~/Library/Preferences/*

Author Comment

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Right on the Money.

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Right on the Money!

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