Preferences and application data location

This page regroups information on where the application preferences are stored per version and platform.
It can be useful to know where preferences are stored in case you want to add custom shelfs (for studios installations) or removing these preferences to perform a clean installation of the application.


This path is the location of the application preferences (saved shortcuts, Shelf/Asset paths, interface layout, etc).




7.2 or newerHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Substance 3D Painter
LegacyHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Allegorithmic\Substance Painter



7.2 or newer/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Adobe Substance 3D Painter.plist
Legacy/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.substance3d.Substance Painter.plist
Linux7.2 or newer/home/[username]/.config/Adobe/Adobe Substance 3D Painter.conf
Legacy/home/[username]/.config/Allegorithmic/Substance Painter.conf

Application data

This path is the location of the additional application data (Assets thumbnails, log file, etc).

Windows7.2 or newerApp Data (local)C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Adobe\Adobe Substance 3D Painter
App Data (roaming)C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Substance 3D Painter
LegacyApp Data (local)C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Allegorithmic\Substance Painter
App Data (roaming)C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Allegorithmic\Substance Painter
Mac7.2 or newer/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Substance 3D Painter
Legacy/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Allegorithmic/Substance Painter
Linux7.2 or newer/home/[username]/.local/share/Adobe/Adobe Substance 3D Painter
Legacy/home/[username]/.local/share/Allegorithmic/Substance Painter
Some of the directories in the paths mentioned above may be hidden by default. Type the path manually in the file explorer or display hidden files to view them.