Have you ever had to re-install Windows or OSX and lost all of your settings & workspaces for Photoshop?
Well, fear not, it’s relatively simple to back up and restore those settings between different operating system installations.
You can even use this method to copy your configuration to a new version of Photoshop, though I recommend using the more selective approach detailed below.
This guide relates directly to the latest Photoshop CC but can be adapted to work with previous versions of Photoshop by simply replacing the “CC” in the path and file names with the appropriate “CSx” version at least back to CS4.
Note: The OSX Library folder you will need to access is hidden by default, to view it follow the instructions here http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html.