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Importing & Exporting Saved Studio Presets

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Hi! I'm using Affinity Designer version 1.9.1 and I just ran the software using another User Account (Admin) in the same computer. I found out Studio Presets I saved from another User Account (Standard) is not carried over to a different User Account. With all the current threats of computer viruses, malwares, and cryptojacking, I wanted to just actively use a Standard User Account in Windows 10 instead of an Administrator. But I still have to revert to Administrator from time-to-time because my Internet Security software requires that type of User Account to fully function.

Anyhow, here is my question: Is there a way to have any saved Studio Presets be used on other instance or installation of Affinity Designer without the need to repeat and re-save all those Studio Presets again? It would be good to be able to easily run Affinity Designer too with the same settings / presets I made from another User Account on the same machine. I can see this would be useful to just be able to quickly import all those saved presets back into a new installation of Affinity Designer on a newly reinstalled/reset Operating System or even have the capability to share those presets to others.

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For Affinity applications purchased directly from Serif, the studio presets seem to be saved as named directories under C:\Users\<your-username>\AppData\Roaming\Affinity\<application>\1.0\Workspaces\Custom\<persona>\ (where <persona> may be an internal name for the Persona, not the normally externalized name, e.g., Vector for the Designer Persona).

In the absence of any formal support for exporting/importing the studio presets, you could try copying that information from one of your user accounts to the other one.

For purchases from the Microsoft Store they're probably in a slightly different location. See this FAQ:


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