Where are my ICC profiles?


  • I know that my ICC profiles are in C/Windows/System32/Spool/Drivers/Color

    I have been having problems with trying to get Adobe Photoshop CS5 to recognize a certain new ICC profile (one of my computers with CS5 does and the other with CS5 does not recognize the profile).

    It has been suggested that it is in two locations on my computer but I can not seem to find the second location.

    I ended up deleting the folder with the profiles, off my computer and loading the folder from my other computer with the profiles in them (and the one I need to use) and still Photoshop does not recognize the profile I am needing to use.  That is why is was suggested that the profiles might be in two locations, and Photoshop is looking at the other location. The person said to look at C:/Users/yourusername/AppData/Adobe/Color/Profiles but I can not go past yourusername because at the next step there is no AppData...

    So where would they be in Windows 7?  I have done searches and still have yet to find them.


    Thanks in advance. 

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:14 PM


  • Hi,


    ICC profiles are located in C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color\ by default. And it also may within c:\windows\SysWOW64\spool\drivers\color\

    ·         Please go to control panel---Color Management---All Profiles to make sure the ICC profiles are installed on your PC, more detail you can refer:

    As your issue related with Adobe Photoshop cannot recognize ICC profile, you’d better contact Adobe for direct help:

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Thank you for your understanding.  




    Leo   Huang

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