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New brushes wont read in PSE 4

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Old 09-19-2010, 11:17 PM
Cybersparkle Cybersparkle is offline
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New brushes wont read in PSE 4

Please dont laugh- yes I said PSE 4

I got a new laptop- windows 7 professional 64 bit with virtual pc/xp mode already installed. My old xp sp3 32 bit is still running and I have PSE4 set up perfectly with a thousand brushes, styles, patterns and at least 10 plugins (most are free downloads, some were bought).

I installed PSE4 in xp mode and it works great, but when I tried to copy the brushes from the old computer and add them to the brushes preset folder, when I open up elements- it wont read any new brushes, just the default ones.

I have a seagate external drive. I copied them from my old c drive to the seagate. Plugged the seagate into the new computer and selected all the brushes and clicked on 'move to another place' choosing the xp mode preset brush folder.

I also right clicked on several of the brushes went to properties and clicked 'unblock'.

It may be something simple I am missing...

Any advice or feedback is greatly appreciated
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Cybersparkle Cybersparkle is offline
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Re: New brushes wont read in PSE 4

Nothing worked and eventually, I stumbled upon this way to make it load.

I made a zip folder of all of the presets I wanted to move from the old to the new puter. In the new puter I removed the entire preset folder for each preset I was replacing (patterns, custom shapes, gradients, brushes, styles). I unzipped and extracted the preset folders. Once they were all in the new puter, I went to each preset folder one by one and went thru the following steps,

Right clicked to-- Properties-- under attributes 'read-only' had a little square filling it, I checked this box so that the it is now empty/blank.
I clicked -- Advanced-- archive and index attributes-- 'folder is ready for archiving' was empty/blank-- I checked it.
click ok
click apply in the properties window
"confirm attributes changes' window pops up -- I checked "apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files' click ok
click ok in final propertied window and it will close

Geee! Finally, I have all my presets transferred! I am not really a techie and I dont know why I had to do this, maybe the folders were locked for security since they came from another computer?

Anyway, I hope this helps anyone else who may have the same problem. I tried to be clear, if anyone cant understand my instructions- let me know and I will try to clarify.
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