Smart Layer Export manual install

Before trying this I would recommend trying to install using the ZXP Installer tool.

Some people have trouble installing the Smart Layer Export plugin.
I don’t really recommend manually installing, as it means you won’t automatic updates.
Until Adobe fixes the plugin installer though, it’s some people’s only choice.

Here’s how to install the plugin manually.

On Mac OSX

1. Change the file extension of the plugin from zxp to zip
2. Unzip the package (the built-in unzip program doesn’t seem to work well, use Stuffit Expander instead)
3. Copy Smart Layer Export.jsx file into your Scripts folder (Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2014/Presets/en_US/Scripts)
3. Copy SmartLayerExport folder into your locale folder (Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2014/Presets/en_US)

On Windows

1. Change the file extension of the plugin from zxp to zip
2. Unzip the package
3. Copy Smart Layer Export.jsx file into your Scripts folder (C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC 2014\Presets\en_US\Scripts)
3. Copy SmartLayerExport folder into your locale folder (C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC 2014\Presets\en_US)

If you are using a different language, the “en_US” and “Scripts” part of those paths will be different, but it should be fairly clear which is which.

After copying the files into the correct location you will need to restart Illustrator.

On Mac the location is something like:
/Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2014/Presets/en_US

3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this – it has been so frustrating trying to get Adobe to help with the installation. Brilliant script – works beautifully.

  2. I can’t unzip the Zip (it was a ZXP) gives me an error. Please help.

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