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Need a Creative Cloud Disc/DVD, Backup, or Offline CC Installers?

Get the Adobe CC 2015 Offline Installers: Direct Links

The Creative Cloud is cool because it offers access all major tools that Adobe makes at an affordable price… But here are four recurring challenges we still see out there since Adobe discontinued boxes and switched over to Cloud-only application downloads:

  1. Folks with slow or limited Internet connections who need to complete large (multi-gigabyte) downloads to get started with their Creative Cloud memberships.
  2. Customers who’d like to download the CC software using one computer with a high speed network, but install it on another, different machine (or more) without redownloading.
  3. Users who just want to maintain secure backup copies of the offline CC 2015 installers should they ever be without connectivity and need to quickly reinstall their products.
  4. People who have difficulties with the new Creative Cloud Desktop application manager (maybe not showing apps or updates) and want to download their tools without using it.

We run into each of these situations often enough that it’s become high time to write an article about them… And fortunately, we’ve got solutions to all four of these problems for you, though these are somewhat insider tips and not widely publicized.

How to Get the Adobe CC Installers for Offline Use or Backup

OK, this is the easier one so we’ll take it first. It solves problems 2, 3, and 4 above. Normally when using the Creative Cloud you don’t have the opportunity to see or store/make copies of the application installer files that are downloaded to your computer – everything happens automat­ically and behind the scenes.

What’s New & Different in Adobe CC 2015?

But if you use our collection of Adobe CC 2015 Direct Download Links then you can easily get around that if you want… In other words, you can still download, copy, move, install, and back up all your installation files the traditional way when you want or need to – e.g., burn to a disc, put on a USB flash/thumb drive, use on another system, download once and install multiple times on networked computers, etc.

You’re still downloading and using the exact same CC program installers from the same Adobe servers, but now you’re doing it without using Adobe’s Creative Cloud Desktop App or Download/Application Manager (AAM) – and taking care of it yourself so that you have more options and greater flexibility with file management and reuse. This works for either the CC trials (the free level of Creative Cloud), or for a paid membership of any kind. You can get the standalone CC 2015 installation files here:


All of the Creative Cloud product updates to date (for all CC 2015 applications) are also available for direct download and offline use, on both Windows and Mac OS.

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How to Get or Order a Creative Cloud Disc/DVD from Adobe

So maybe you thought when Adobe stopped selling boxed software, you might never see another disc from them again, right? Fortunately they realized that not everyone (yet) has the available bandwidth to download large multi-gigabyte files error-free over slow or unsteady Internet connections – especially in rural, remote, or less-developed areas of the world… So good news, Adobe does actually offer the option for Creative Cloud customers to receive free disc media with all the CC 2015 desktop tools on it, whenever and wherever necessary (worldwide).

Sign Up for Creative Cloud and Get Free CC 2015 Disc Media If Needed

All you have to do to get it is join to be a Cloud member at any level – even if only for one single month… Then contact Adobe’s Customer Service Team (Instant Live Chat works well, click “Still need help? Contact us”), explain the situation, and they’ll send you out a DVD right away contain­ing all the CC applications for Windows or Mac OS, at no extra charge. Once you get the tools installed from your disc and running locally on your computer, the software will need to connect online very briefly to validate your member­ship – and then annual members can run for up to 99 days offline without having to revalidate or reconnect.

See this discussion for further details (or this one for even more information) on the free Creative Cloud disc option, or sign up here to get started now:


And remember, for requesting a DVD if you need one, Adobe’s online chat is fastest! (Just click “Still need help? Contact us” and make sure you get the Customer Service Team.)

Do you have any further questions on the Creative Cloud?  Check out our extensive Creative Cloud FAQ, or just ask them below and we’ll get you answers fast!


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  1. Zen

    @ProDesignTools

    Thanks ProDesign.
    Here’s what happened. At first I phoned them but after being transferred 3 times I gave up on that and went to chat. Basically what I did was confront the guy from the Customer Service Team with your transcript after he indicated it was not possible. Here’s the transcript I saved from my chat with him. It seems the guy from the Customer Service Team may not have been aware this is actually possible.

    Adobe Chat: Hello! Welcome to Adobe Customer Service.
    Zen: Hi, I just wanted to confirm that it is still possible for CC customers with slow/limited Internet connection to receive a DVD with the Creative Cloud software from Adobe.
    Adobe Chat: Please allow me 1-2 minute(s) to review your account details.
    Adobe Chat: Sorry for the delayed response
    Adobe Chat: I am really sorry as there is NO DVD for the Creative cloud user as you need to download the product on your own.
    Zen: That’s not entirely true. At least until summer these DVD’s could be ordered.
    Zen: Adobe Chat, are you from the Customer Service Team?
    Adobe Chat: Yes I am from the the customer service team.  
    Adobe Chat: And I have checked with the higher team for the DVD request but I am really sorry as there is no DVD for Creative cloud. 
    Zen: I can show you a transcript between a customer and someone from the Customer Service Team proving that it’s being done.
    Adobe Chat: I am really sorry as this can’t be done.
    Zen: Here’s the transcript of a chat someone conducted with Adobe Customer Service on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:37:59 AM EST.

    Adobe Chat: I am really sorry as we cannot send the DVD for CC.
    Zen: Yes you can, and above transcript proves it. I’ll take my issue to another department that is willing to listen. Sorry.
    Adobe Chat: Is there anything else I can help you with?
    Zen: Not for the moment Adobe Chat. Thanks.
    Adobe Chat: Thank you for contacting Adobe.  We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Goodbye!

    And that was it. In my time zone it was end of the day so I had to give my attention to other matters.

    • Great, thanks for sharing the chat. You’re right, it seems there is some uncertainty in the experience you had. From what we have heard, the DVDs that are currently available from Adobe have not been updated for CC 2017. So for customers in rural areas or those with poor/slow or unreliable Internet connections, we are told that you should still be able to get disc media for CC 2015 or the June 2016 releases.

      But we will follow up with Adobe using the transcript you provided and report back. In the meantime, if you want CC 2017 instead then we would suggest using the CC 2017 Direct Download Links where you can download the installation files on to a flash drive, or some other removable media, on a computer with strong or stable Internet access – and then install on other system(s).

    • Zen, do you have the case number from your chat? Adobe requested the case numbers from individuals who are unable to obtain the DVD media from June 2016… They say the confusion may lie if talking about CC 2017 DVDs, in which case the reps do not have that available. But if you have the case number from your chat, then they can follow up with the representative about that detail.

    • PS – Also feel free to post or email us the name of the rep you interacted with. You can use the contact form linked at the bottom if this page if you prefer.

  2. Zen

    Thanks, that would be great. But where can I find the case number? It’s not in the transcript as I’d expected. But I do have the start and end time and the name of the rep. I haven’t posted his name here as I didn’t find it appropriate to do so, not knowing if he handled out of ignorance or deliberate.

  3. Zen

    Thanks! Hopefully they have.

  4. Dear Sir or Madam,

    We have bought Illustrator and photoshop at your local dealer “Teknet Group” in Madagscar, who asked us to download it. unfortunately due to bad internet connection and large size of the file, we cannot do anything. So we ask you to send DVD as soon as possible.

    Please answer me on my email.
    Thanks in advance!

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