I want to copy my custom settings for Clip Studio Paint to another PC (PC version)

This method is for manually copying and transferring settings and material data customized with Clip Studio Paint to another PC.


This method can only be used on Windows or Mac computers.

In the case of moving settings from Windows to Mac or Mac to Windows, this method may cause problems, so please access the following URL and transfer settings using the cloud function.


Please use the cloud function for the iPad version as well.


How to use cloud services


1. Backup the Clip Studio Paint user settings folder

Procedure 1

Open the location of the custom settings on the source PC.

Clip Studio Paint setting information for tools and materials is stored in the CELSYS folder in the following location:


● Windows version

The CELSYS folder is located in the Documents folder.



■ macOS version

Hold down Option on your keyboard and click the Move menu in the Apple menu to display the Library.

The CELSYS folder is located in the Library folder.




Procedure 2

Close all Clip Studio applications and copy the CELSYS folder to a USB flash drive or external HDD.



Please make sure that the data capacity of the copied folder matches the data capacity of the same folder in your PC.



If the storage location of a material has been changed

If you have changed the location of a material from Clip Studio's Materials Location, copy the CLIPStudioCommon folder in addition to the CELSYS folder to a USB flash drive or an external HDD.




2. Install Clip Studio Paint on a new PC

If Clip Studio Paint is not yet installed on your new PC, follow this procedure.

If you have already installed the software, skip to 3. Copy backed-up user settings to a new PC.


Procedure 1

Click here to download and install Clip Studio Paint on your new PC.



Procedure 2

Check that Clip Studio and Clip Studio Paint can be started up properly.

Note: A serial number is required to be authenticated when starting up Clip Studio Paint, so please have yours ready.



3. Copy backed-up user settings to a new PC

Procedure 1

Start the new PC.
Close all Clip Studio applications that are running.



Procedure 2

2. Move the CELSYS folder from its original location to the desktop.


■ Windows version

Move the CELSYS folder from the Documents folder to desktop.



■ macOS version

Hold down Option on your keyboard and click the Move menu in the Apple menu to display the Library.

Move the CELSYS folder from the [Library] folder to the desktop.




Procedure 3

After removing the existing CELSYS folder, copy it to the USB flash drive or external HDD.


Be sure to replace the folder instead of overwriting it. Move the original folder to the desktop as in Procedure 2, and then copy the folder to where you want it to be moved.



Choosing the material’s storage location

In addition to the above steps, paste the copied CLIPStudioCommon folder into the same location.


Example:

If you changed the folder to "A" on the D drive, create a folder called "A" on the destination D drive as well and paste the CLIPStudioCommon folder into it.


If your PC has a different drive configuration, follow the steps below.


1. Copy the Document and Material folders the CLIPStudioCommon folder on your from your external drive to the CLIPStudioCommon folder on your PC.



2. Delete the Preference folder in CLIPStudioCommon folder on your PC.




3. Apply the user settings saved to the new PC

Procedure 1

Start up Clip Studio only.
Please wait for Clip Studio to load.




Procedure 2

Once loaded, click on the gear mark in the upper right corner > [Maintenance Menu] > [Organize Materials] and wait until the process is complete.



By doing the above, you can use Clip Studio Paint on your new PC with the settings of your old PC still intact.



Additional notes

If the virtual memory path destination is changed

If the [Virtual memory path] was changed via the Clip Studio Paint preferences on your previous PC, unexpected behavior may occur when the settings are transferred to the new PC.

In this case, perform the following steps after completing step 4. Apply saved user settings saved on your new PC.


1. Start Clip Studio Paint and open [File] menu > [Preferences].
Note: For macOs, [CLIP STUDIO PAINT] Menu > [Preferences].


2. Select [Performance], and change [Virtual memory path] to the default one.



3. Press [OK] to close preferences.