Migrating existing custom Composition presets

After Effects 23.0 release includes revamped Composition Presets that completely replace the old preset list. If you have existing custom composition presets, they will not be migrated automatically. You can either rebuild and save the composition presets or migrate your existing presets manually.

  1. Install and run After Effects version 23.0 or later.

  2. Exit After Effects to ensure that the new composition presets list has been written to disk.

  3. Open the Adobe After Effects 23.0 Prefs-indep-composition.txt file located in your Preferences folder.

    • Windows: C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects\23.0
    • macOS: \Users\[Username]\Library\Preferences\Adobe\After Effects\23.0
  4. Find the [“Composition Preset Names Section v10”] section and the name of your preset.

    For example, if you had a custom composition preset called My Custom 1749x984 Preset with an index of 034. It would be:

    "034" = "My Custom 1749x984 Preset"
  5. Copy that line into the [“Composition Preset Names Section v11”] section as:

    "029" = "My Custom 1749x984 Preset"

    029 in this example is the next preset number in the list after the newly created list. If you do this for multiple presets, increment the number each time.

  6. Find the [“Composition Presets Section v10”] section and copy the corresponding “034” entry.

    "034" = 06D503D8001800000000000100000001
  7. Paste the copied entry in the [“Composition Presets Section v11”] section, changing the index also to 029 (or whatever index number you set in step 4).

      "029" = 06D503D8001800000000000100000001
  8. Save the file and start After Effects.

Once done, your newly migrated custom composition preset will start reflecting in the Composition Presets list.

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