I hope, that the experienced users in this forum here might help me solve this.
I lost all my user presets, that I created for Silver Efex Pro 2, when I had to reinstall my MacBook Pro from scratch, since the restore-routine did not accept my Time Machine backups. So there is no way to restore these user presets via “export - re-import” described in the FAQ, since the required .np-file backups do not exist.
BUT: I am able to at least BROWSE the files inside the Time Machine Backup.
So, here is, how YOU could help me:
Where is Silver Efex Pro 2 storing these user-created presets? As I found out, there are no addtional .np-files on my computer, when I create a new user preset (this preset must be stored in some other format, file or configuration - wherever that may be…) - only when I export this preset, I do get an additional .np file
Since I have no access to any exported .np-file from my previously created presets, BUT I do have access to this full backup of my old MacBook Pro installation (Time Machine) - HOW and WHERE might these old installations and user presets be stored?
In the Mac-World, you can select to “browse” inside an app’s content: I did so with my old installations in the backup, but only found the “normal” .np-files from the official Nik-presets. No user-presets “inside” the app. The same applies to my NEW installation, when I create a user preset - the new app/installation only has the 37 official Nik-Preset .np-files, nothing more.
So, basically: I have a browsable backup from an old installation, where the Nik Collection and the DXO Nik collection were fully working INCLUDING my user created presets from Silver Efex Pro 2. How can I “extract” or “restore” these user created presets from that backup into my new installation? Since there are no additional .np-files, there must have been a way, Nik Collection was accessing these user presets via some other way…
I hope, I could make myself clear and thank you in advance for your help!