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Adobe CS5.5 Trial Downloads: Direct Links (no Manager / Assistant)

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[UPDATE (June ’14) – These still work to download the CS5.5 trials.
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Some of the most visited resources on this site are the direct download links provided for most major Adobe products. So continuing in this tradition, here is a complete set of direct down­load links for all the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software (Windows and Mac), for instant easy access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and need to get the CS5.5 trials without it…

We have also linked the free CS5.5 Extra Content downloads (aka Additional or Functional Content) for all available products.

Below is a table for CS5.5 trial downloads in major languages. These links go to the auth­entic and original CS5.5 files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine and will not change. For Windows, each program consists of up to two files, an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work when the .7z file is also fully downloaded and resides in the same location. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

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The supported languages vary by product. The Western Euro­pean languages can include French/Français, German/Deutsch, Italian/Italiano, Dutch/Nederlands, Danish/Dansk, Finnish/Suomi, Swedish/Svenska, Norwegian/Norsk, Portuguese/Português, and Spanish/Español. To see which product supports which languages, visit the main Adobe trials page and then click on the selection menu for whichever product(s) you’d like to try – it will tell you which languages are currently available.

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Note: Very Important Instructions

More Direct Download Links
CC 2014
Acrobat DC
Captivate 8
Lightroom 6/CC
Elements 13

You need to have a free Adobe account and be logged into it to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that allows you to access the direct download links. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “resume your download” message prevent­ing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully or the links will not work!

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any surfing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself.
  4. Now close any windows that popped up and cancel any downloads that started.
  5. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the software below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  6. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
  7. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

Creative Suite 5.5 – Adobe CS5.5 Downloads

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Adobe CS5.5
Direct Downloads
Windows Mac
English Western Europe English Europe
Photoshop CS5.1 960 MB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Dreamweaver CS5.5 390 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Illustrator CS5.1 1.3 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
InDesign CS5.5 811 MB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
InCopy CS5.5 604 MB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Flash Professional CS5.5 934 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Flash Catalyst CS5.5 637 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Flash Builder 4.5 1.0 GB File 1 File 1 File 1 File 1 File 1 File 1
Premiere Pro CS5.5 1.2 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
After Effects CS5.5 1.1 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Contribute CS5 306 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Fireworks CS5 498 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Audition CS5.5 127 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Acrobat X Pro 465 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Creative Suites
CS5.5 Master Collection 5.1 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS5.5 Design Premium 3.6 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS5.5 Design Standard 2.5 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS5.5 Web Premium 4.0 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS5.5 Production Prem 6.9 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1


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All of these trials are supported on Mac OS X or Windows (32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64), with the exception of After Effects CS5.5 and Premiere Pro CS5.5 which are 64-bit only. For more, see the complete set of system requirements for Creative Suite 5.5.

Note there is no separate trial download for Photoshop CS5.1 “Standard” – the trial is always the Extended version (having all Photoshop features including 3D and motion-based content), and then you decide which version you’d like to keep at time of product purchase.

New Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Creative Suite; some users prefer to keep the older, familiar version(s) around as they come up to speed with the new product’s features, and some folks have CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS5.5 all on one computer.

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to down­load the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!

Adobe CS5.5 Extra Content

This is Extra Content (also called Functional Content) that Adobe bundles with some CS5.5 applications. It is technically optional and not required to run the main products, but will improve your experience if you can take the time to download and add it to your installation.

What’s included in this free additional content are typically media assets, templates, tutorials, documentation, fonts, footage, sample files and projects, and so on. If you own a suite, you can download the bundle for that plus whichever applications are in it.

  • CS5.5 Master Collection & Production Premium Extra Content (175 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • CS5.5 Design Premium & Web Premium Extra Content (176 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • CS5.5 Design Standard Extra Content (167 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • InDesign CS5.5 Extra Content (156 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Illustrator CS5.1 Extra Content (120 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Fireworks CS5 Extra Content (131 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • After Effects CS5.5 Extra Content (744 MB)
              Windows:  File 1   File 2      Mac:  File 1
  • Premiere Pro CS5.5 Extra Content (2.5 GB)
              Windows:  File 1   File 2      Mac:  File 1

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Did these links work for you? Hope they helped out; please let us know with a comment below… And please see our companion page if you want the direct links for the new CC 2014 products.

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  1. silveroffice

    After downloading cs5.5 – clicked on the .exe file and it opened great. Wanted to extract to desktop which I say OK to, and next it simply says problem occurred when extracting, please try downloading again? Any help?

  2. silveroffice

    Thanks. I realized after I posted the question the file 2 was only 369MB and it was to be over 2GB. Will keep working on it till the whole download comes.

  3. d white

    so is there anything offered OUTSIDE of the Adobe site, where sane people live and breath everyday, that can open my 7z files? I’ve kept the download manager open for the download, still get a prompt from windows.

    if you are going to answer with a link to some instructions, please don’t bother, I have 8 pages of adobe instructions open and no help whatsoever. I don’t understand the vehement reluctance to post anything clear, concise, and functional in a straightforward manner anywhere in the download section.

    • 7-Zip will open them, but you shouldn’t need that, or any external utility. You also don’t need any of Adobe’s download managers here.

      On Windows, the .exe (File 1 here) will take care of the .7z (File 2 here) for you. Just download both files, and then run the .exe to extract the installer.

      If those aren’t the file extensions you have, then it may be that your web browser dropped them when downloading, which happens sometimes (especially with IE). If so, then you’d need to rename the file(s) to add back the extension(s).

    • PS – For anyone who’s getting an “access denied” message:

      Make sure you are carefully following the download instructions given in the article above, near the top of this page.

      Then if you have any difficulties, try a different browser, computer, or Internet connection.

      If you’re completely stuck, see this list of download tips.

  4. silveroffice

    Hello, after you click the link (to adobe’s website found in the Very Important Instructions above the list of downloads) to set up the cookies, I needed to download the adobe download assistant program and install it. After that you sign in with your adobe id (in the download assistant for acrobat) and pause the download.

    Then go back to the prodesign site and download both files. Make sure the total file(s) downloads. (check this by seeing if the file sizes match what the site says) I had to try several times till the total 2+GB file downloaded.

    As far as I know their is no other place on the web to safely download older versions of adobe creative suites.

  5. d white

    I don’t understand why this information can’t be included in the text at the top of the page. I think it’s a shame that these haven’t been updated. However, thank you very much for that simple clarification. I had opened the .exe file while the other was downloading, and it went without a hitch so I thought I was done with that. I was able to re-run the exe file after both downloads were complete and the software loaded without further issue.

    I had been under the impression that the download assistant was what was necessary to extract the 7z files.

    Thank you again. @ProDesignTools

    • Sure, happy to help. We’ve been doing this for years and tried to be as clear as possible in the article text and the download instructions about what’s needed and what to watch out for, but invariably not everyone reads things the same way.

  6. obi

    when I click a link or use right-click then I just get a new tab with a different website. I did follow the instructions and log into the Adobe account.

  7. Aby

    I downloaded both the files (Photoshop CS 5.1). It extracts nicely till 99% and gives me an error about not enough disk space.
    I have 29.6 GB free on the target partition (D:)
    Tried it on different drives with varying free space (all above 10 GB), same error.
    Tried moving the download to another computer. Same error.
    Tried downloading again. Same error
    Please advise.

  8. Aby

    It worked when downloaded the third time, Looks like something was wrong with the 7z file on the first two attempts.
    No errors
    Thanks for the response and apologies for bothering.

  9. Spencer

    Access Denied! I cannot download.

  10. Peter Green

    Do you know where I can get a 64-bit version of CS5.5 please?



  12. Kristin Gibbs

    I purchased this product 4 years ago. Recently my computer crashed and I lost all of my programs including Creative Suite 5.5. I tried reinstalling from a previous backup, but that did not work. I cannot use the direct link in my email because it has been over 3 years. I do not know what I need to do to get my Creative Suite back. I have tried downloading each trial individually to put in my serial number, but it is taking hours for each trial to download. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Greetings Kristin, you would need to download the exact same product that you bought – in your case, a suite, rather than the individual tools… Then enter your valid purchased serial number to activate the software, when it asks.

  13. okcal

    If you are getting download failed, network error in chrome and any other download error in firefox, it its likely your ISP. It didn’t work in my apartment (over wifi or ethernet), but when I went to work it worked fine over wifi.

  14. Drew

    Hi, i have the adobe suites 5.5 design premium student and teachers licencing disk but my computer i had installed it on had crashed and my new computer does not have a CD drive (retina). I downloaded the creative cloud by accident, and tried to download the CS 5.5 but it says that my serial code was not applicable.

  15. Steven Readicker

    Will this work for people who have CS6 as well?

  16. Allen Schuenke

    I am trying to download using my Mac Mini, Every time I try to go and do the download, it says:

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/STAM/CS5_5/osx10/MasterCollection_CS5_5_LS1.dmg” on this server.
    Reference #18.6d755b8.1411399508.3d78b15a


  17. Jeff

    ok im having a problem, im trying to download the trial version for cs5.5 so i can get flash to complete my projects for my media graphics class at my college, and im running into an access denied page when i click on the download link. im hardlined to my internet so i dont think it its the internets fault, so im thinking it might be with how my laptop interacts with the link……

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/FLPR/11_5/win32/FlashPro_11_5_LS1.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.270f1160.1417031901.67faaca

    that is what i get when i click on the link i need. help with this would be appreciated as my finals are coming up in a couple weeks.

  18. Jeff

    oops…. didnt read the last comment lol

  19. pukuri

    i get an error and it says that “the file archive part of adobe photoshop cs5.1 is missing. you need all parts in the same folder in order to extract adobe photoshop cs5.1. please download all parts”

    how do i sort this out?

    please help!

    • Hi Pukuri, guessing that your web browser may have dropped a file extension(s) when downloading… If there’s no longer an extension, then your computer wouldn’t know how to open/process the files.

      On Windows, make sure the first (small) file has a .exe extension and the second (large) file has a .7z extension. If not, then just rename the file(s) to add back the extension(s) at the end, and you should then be able to proceed from there.

  20. Nick

    I have followed the download instructions and when I got to open the programme it tells me that its not a supported file type and that it has been damaged and not decoded? Any ideas why? Its CS5.5 on windows

  21. Hi PDT team,

    Awesome site and resource. I tried downloading a trial of Design Premium CS5.5 for MAC but the link says I don’t have permissions. I bought my license from an online store but its been a while and their link they sent me via email doesn’t work anymore. Do you guys still have this file available to download? I’ve got my own license.


  22. Jack L.

    Thank a TON! Lost disc 2 and thought I wouldn’t be able to install :'(

  23. David

    I have followed the download instructions for Adobe Illustrator on Windows (English) and when I go to open the program it tells me that its not a valid Win32 application. Have downloaded it multiple times. Something not right??

  24. David

    Tried Illustrator CS5.1 1.3 GB dual files download English. When I go to run the application I get the error ‘Illustrator_15_1_LS1.exe is not a valid Win32 application’. Have tried multiple times to download without success.

    • Greetings David, at what point did you get that message? When you first double-click the downloaded File 1?

      On Windows, is your extension of File 1 “.EXE” and the extension of File 2 “.7Z”? If not, you would need to rename the files back so that they have those extensions.

      That message could also indicate a damaged download or unsuccessful installation. If so, you can use the Adobe Cleaner Tool, reboot your computer, and then try again.

  25. Haramain

    why I can’t download Adobe flash cs5 ?

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