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Maybe there could be a way to copy/paste or bulk import the asset files to a new computer instead one export/import at a time? I have sooo many things I need to move to a new Mac.

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As long as your old computer was a Mac, too, and you're installing the same version of the Affinity software, it should be possible to copy the underlying files where Affinity saves that information. 

I'm not sure what all the relevant files are, or where they're located on a Mac, but someone will know :)


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Some one more knowledgable than I will have to answer this question; Would the brushes and palettes of colours etc be stored in a document which could then be opened on the new machine and thus avoid having to first export/import them ? I suspect the answer is no and I can't test that here because I only have the one machine.


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17 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Would the brushes and palettes of colours etc be stored in a document which could then be opened on the new machine and thus avoid having to first export/import them

Mostly they're stored in files not documents as far as I know, as they aren't specific to a particular Affinity document. They don't need to be opened; they just need to be in the right folder.

But there are some document-specific items that are stored in your Affinity documents. To transfer those you just transfer the Affinity documents.


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Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.6.5.123 Beta
Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.6.5.123 Beta
Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.157 Beta

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40 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Mostly they're stored in files not documents as far as I know, as they aren't specific to a particular Affinity document. They don't need to be opened; they just need to be in the right folder.

Okay, I may have found where they are on the Mac, just need to know what I am looking for.

 

1 hour ago, evtonic3 said:

Maybe there could be a way to copy/paste or bulk import the asset files to a new computer instead one export/import at a time? I have sooo many things I need to move to a new Mac.

What is it you are looking for? Brushes, Palettes, things? I will be poking about here seeing what I have and I can let you know which folders or files you need to copy from 

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completely wrong path name

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Nope, not there. Just a recursive rabbit hole. I'll keep looking.


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Thanks for looking around. I have been saving thing since 2014 when they cam on the scene so there's everything! Brushes, swatches, macros (most are imported or freebies), saved raw presets, etc.

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"The location for brushes & the like vary depending on if you are using the Mac or Windows version, but there is no brushes folder as such, so what you want to do won't work. On Macs, the per user brushes are stored in a deeply nested subfolder in ~/Library/Containers/ with the filename "raster_brushes.propcol." This file contains all the brush categories & the brushes in them, but it is a binary encoded file, using an undocumented proprietary format."

/Users/<Your Name Here>/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner/Data/Library/Application Support/user

/Users/<Your Name Here>/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinityphoto/Data/Library/Application Support/user

How comfortable/experienced are you with the Mac? What you will be doing is copying this folder "user" onto a floppy (Ha Ha Ha Ha... sorry just showing my age) On to your new machine.  Then you will be replacing the one on the new machine after you have installed and Opened made a new document and Closed Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo if you have it too.  If you want to just keep some items then just over write them, that is what I would do. The reason for starting and stoping is to get the 'user' folder made and populated.

On the new machine do NOT delete the folder/files until you are happy with the new install.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6

Affinity Designer 1.5.5 | Affinity Photo 1.5.2 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.174 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.100 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.3

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