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twocents
twocents
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To transfer library filters from FF6 to FF7 you need to copy two files and one folder:

Library\
Library.xml
LibraryStructure.xml

FOR MAC:
from
/Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge 6/System
to
/Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge 7/System

FOR WINDOWS:
from
%APPDATA%\Filter Forge 6\System\
to
%APPDATA%\Filter Forge 7\System\


To transfer user-made filters, environments and custom presets you need to copy the corresponding folders:
from
/Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge 5/
to
/Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge 6/

or from
%APPDATA%\Filter Forge 5\
to
%APPDATA%\Filter Forge 6\







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I just upgraded to version 3. Can I import filters from the older version?
Thanks.

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Gill Brooks
GillB

Posts: 42
I just copied all my filters over from the appdata folder smile:)

C:\Users\YOURPC\AppData\Roaming\Filter Forge 2\System\Cache

C:\Users\YOURPC\AppData\Roaming\Filter Forge 2\My Filters
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SpaceRay
SpaceRay

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Please see this thread here for full information
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James
James
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Filters: 25
This method has worked fine for me in the past but from what i remember last time i tried this i was offline then first needed to connect to the internet before the filters listed correctly.

That is not a problem for me at the moment with this computer as i have been using the built in updater tool and have not needed to transfer any filters just yet. I was thinking about using my 8GB USB storage to transfer the filters and install FF3 on a laptop without a web connection however which might cause some problems.

Is there a way to do it without a web connection also or would that not work?
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GMM
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James, you need to transfer
%APPDATA%\Filter Forge 3\System\ and
%APPDATA%\Filter Forge 3\My Filters
to another computer. This doesn't require an internet connection.
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James
James
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Filters: 25
Thanks GMM, i have now installed FF on my laptop and transferred the filters, it was a very simple process and everything seems to work great. smile:)
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SpaceRay
SpaceRay

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I think this will be useful for the ones that want to transfer filters from FF 3.0 to the new FF 40
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GMM
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I modified the first message here to be able to post the full instruction.
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WordWeaver

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Thank you for these easy-to-follow instructions.

On my Mavericks-run iMac, I copied the three items Library, Library.xml and
LibraryStructure.xml from here:

/Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge 3/System/

to here:

/Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge 4/System/

After that, I synched with your server when prompted to do so, checked for filter updates, and checked for app/plugin updates.

So far, everything seems to be working fine.

Now that I have imported everything from FF 3.0 to 4.0, I imagine that if I want to completely delete FF 3.0 from my hard drive, I would remove the following:

"Filter Forge 3" folder from the "Applications" folder
"Filter Forge 3" folder from the "~/Library/Application Support" folder
"FilterForge.pluginv3" alias from the Adobe Photoshop CS6/Plug-ins/Filters" folder

Am I missing anything? I didn't find any prefs files in "~/Library/Preferences".

Oh, if I may make a suggestion: It would be great if with each major release, you included some code which would give a user the option to automatically import filters from a previous version of the app to a new version of the app.

Thanks for listening, and thank you again for a fine product. smile:)
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GMM
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Filter Forge, Inc
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I'm not an expert in Macs but I think you're right. There are no pref files in "~/Library/Preferences".
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WordWeaver

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GMM, upon using a program uninstaller called CleanApp, I discovered that there is another folder that needs to be removed as well called "com.FilterForge.FilterForge3.savedState".

This particular folder is found here:

~/Library/Saved Application State/

Thus, as far as I can tell, to completely uninstall a previous version of Filter Forge from a hard drive on a Macintosh OS X machine -- after moving your filters to the new version -- the following four items need to be removed:

"Filter Forge 3" folder from the "Applications" folder.

"Filter Forge 3" folder from the "~/Library/Application Support" folder.

"FilterForge.pluginv3" alias from the Adobe Photoshop CS6/Plug-ins/Filters" folder.

"com.FilterForge.FilterForge3.savedState" folder from the "~/Library/Saved Application State" folder.
WordWeaver
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Rod_D
have you seen my eraser?

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Filters: 3
In m y version of Windows 8.2 64 bit they are found here.
C:\Users\Rod\AppData\Roaming\Filter Forge 4\System

And should be moved here
C:\Users\Rod\AppData\Roaming\Filter Forge 5\System
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