How to change the GUI language from German to English in Photoshop CS6



If you bought a German version of Photoshop CS6, you may want to switch back to English. In this post I will show you a trick to do this without taking use of a language pack.

The main problem is, that Adobe disallows us to switch the language in Photoshop directly, as you can see at the following screen:


Ok, here comes the trick (I am quite sure this will work on other language versions too).
  1. Make sure that Photoshop is closed!
  2. Open the Finder: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS6/Locales/de_DE/Support Files
  3. In the "Supported Files" directory you will find a file named "tw10428.dat"
  4. Rename "tw10428.dat" to "tw10428.bak"*
  5. Start Photoshop (GUI language should be English now)
  6. Done! :)

* To rename "tw10428.dat" > Right click on "tw10428.dat" file > Select "Get Info" > Goto the "Name & Extension" label > In the textfield you type "tw10428.bak".

After closing the current dialog don't forget to confirm the changes with "Use .bak".



38 comments:

  1. Wow, that was easy, thanks!

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  2. Thank you!!! Woow super :)

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  3. unbelievable.....thanks for your help!

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  4. thanks bro.. it works!

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  5. tons of thanks u saved my day!!!
    cheers

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  6. Easy, fast, perfect! Thanks

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  7. Yep, perfect! Thank you.

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  8. Can this be done with other languages to swap to EN? and once its done can it be swapped back in to the previous language?

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  9. I guess that it is always possible to switch from other languages to English too. You can always go back to the original language (just rename tw10428.bak to tw10428.dat again and restart PS). Please let me know if it works...

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  10. Thanks!

    Also works on Windows. Only you need to go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Locales\xx_XX\Support Files and then change the .bak to .dat =)

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  11. Incrediable,Chinese user express thanks!

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  12. For those trying to change Illustrator's language:
    Go to /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Adobe Illustrator.app/Contents/Resources
    There are some folders that will have two letters followed with ".lproj" as their name. Among these is a folder that has two lowercase letters and two capitalized letters separated with an underscore. For example, "de_DE". Change this folder's name by adding "BACKUP" or anything you want.
    Restart Illustrator and it should launch in English.

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  13. tnx dude it's work

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  14. Wondelful! Thanks!

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  15. still working in PS CC. Thanks for this!

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  16. I have been looking for a solution for moths, this finally solved it. Thanks!!

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  17. Please advice how it can be done for Indesign CS6 (to change from german to english), running on windows

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  18. thanks a million!!! its fantastic!!

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  19. Wow, as easy as that. Thank you so much !

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  20. 10 thumbs up. tk u

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  21. Thanks make :D thought it would need a download lol

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  22. Thank you :) I changed it from Spanish to English in a portable version ..CS6 :) thanks again

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  23. WOW ... what the hell ... unbelievable .. It's really work :D
    Thank u so much .

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  24. Thank you so much! Really helped me :)

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  25. AWESOME. Thank you dude. It's GG!

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  26. Thanks Bro
    But CS6 Master Collection; Other SW Language How to Change?

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  27. i unable to change to the language of illustrator cs6 ...i changed photoshop, premiere..but its hard to change for illustrator cs6 can anyone suggest?

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