Actions fail to work properly in Photoshop CS6

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I am using Photoshop CS6 with Windows 7, 64 bit on my laptop. I am attempting to use actions that require an image to be opened, selected, copied and closed and then this image in the clipboard must be pasted on to another Photoshop image that is already opened. I had whole of this action working perfectly in Photoshop CS5 but coming to CS6, I get this error saying ‘Command paste is not available’. I tried out the same 8-bit images in CS6 that I used in CS5 and still this does not work. What is going wrong in CS6? I have not changed any preferences. Is there any new setting in CS6 that I have inadvertently not set? Please suggest. I am eagerly awaiting your suggestions to get this thing working. Thanks in advance for the solutions offered.

The command “paste” is not currently available.

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Actions fail to work properly in Photoshop CS6


That problem can be caused by an empty clipboard. Since your saved action in Adobe Photoshop CS6 uses the Paste command in its execution, the clipboard should contain something or it should contain the object to be pasted in the target object. An empty clipboard will make the Paste command look like this. See the image below.

It is disabled and that’s why the action throws an error because of an empty clipboard. To check it yourself, click the Edit menu right after the error appeared to see if the Paste command is disabled. If the Paste command is disabled then nothing was copied into the clipboard which means one of the tasks in the action which supposedly copies the opened image failed.

This is maybe because the action was just imported from the older version CS5. Fixing the error means recording a new set of actions that repeats all the tasks in your faulty action preset to ensure that all tasks are correctly done in the new version of Photoshop.

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