Where does Presenter store templates and color scheme in Windows 7

Dec 27, 2012

Where does Presenter store templates and color scheme in Windows 7. I have looked at the following :


but my files are not there. I get an error C:\users\name\appdata\local\temp\articulate\presenter\preview\data"  can not be found. If I make the folder it disappears after closing and reopening the application.

8 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Jeffrey. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!


The default location for player templates in Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • is C:\Users\your_name\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Articulate\Presenter\templates.


The default location for color schemes is 

  • C:\Program Files\Articulate\Presenter\color schemes.

The default location for color schemes in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is 

  • C:\Users\your_name\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Articulate\Presenter\color schemes.

Make sure you're looking in "Virtual Store" on Windows 7. The directory you listed above is for the "temp" directory.

Let me know if you have any other questions!



Christine Hendrickson

Hi Jeffrey,

That is strange. You might want to make sure the folders/files aren't hidden. Do you know the name of a template you've created? If so, you might be able to do a search in Windows Explorer for the file.

For example, I just created a template with the name "TestTemplate" - this saves as "TestTemplate.xml". To locate the file, I searched my C: drive for the file name. Mine shows up in C:\Users\Christine\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Articulate\Presenter\templates

You may need to check folder permissions, if you're still unable to see the files.

Christine Hendrickson

Jeffrey Wise said:

It looks for the C:\users\name\appdata\local\temp\articulate\presenter\preview\data  and this folder get deleted when the application closes.

Right, because that is a temporary directory. 

Sounds like very strange behavior. Are the files you're working on in Presenter local? That's the only thought that comes to mind. If the presentation is on any external source, maybe it's causing problems. Make sure your files are all on your local hard drive.

If you'd like, we can take a closer look at what's happening. 

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