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

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[UPDATE (June ’15) – These still work to download the CS5.5 trials.
We also now have the all-new Adobe CC 2015 Direct Links!]

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 2015
Acrobat DC
Captivate 9
Lightroom 6/CC
Elements 14

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 “no permission” message block­ing 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. Click the big blue “Download” button at the bottom of that Adobe page – but then immediately cancel the download that starts, and close the windows that popped up.
  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.

Download New Adobe CC 2015 Free Trials (Direct Links)

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. avi smile

    Hi There
    could someone please help me find the links to download Adobe CS5.5 Middle eastern? (as that’s the last version that supports full Hebrew integration)
    thanks in advance

  2. avi smile

    and for “CS5” middle eastern there is also no trial?
    thanks again

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  4. alexandros

    Hello ProDesign!

    I have attempted all the day to download the trial-version of Master Collection CS5.5 and CS6.
    I have read and followed the Download instruction and can not download the software.
    although logged in on The download stops with a error Message.

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/STAM/CS6/win32/MasterCollection_CS6_LS4.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.b5800a51.1448723590.74fd47

    What can i to download the software?

    Thank you


    • Hi Alexandros, it’s not enough to be logged in to Adobe. For the direct links to work, you also have to follow the download instructions given in the article above, step-by-step very carefully, near the top of this page.

      These directions are required by Adobe’s servers, in order for the direct links to work. Pay particular attention to Step #1. Otherwise, you will receive that exact access/permissions “denied” message, and the download will fail.

      Then if you have any difficulties, try a different browser, computer, or Internet connection. Avoid Wi-Fi as it can be slow and/or unreliable – better to use wired over wireless.

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

  5. Ed Love

    I am getting the same error. Followed the instructions, temporarily turned off my firewall, tried a different browser, keep getting the access denied. As far as trying a different computer, useless tip as the whole point is to get it on this one. Is that really a helpful solution for most people?

    Don’t know why this is happening as I had successfully downloaded different trials in the past.

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