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Adobe CS6 Trial Downloads: Direct Links (no Manager or Assistant)

[UPDATE (June 2014) – These still work to download the CS6 trials. We also now have Adobe's all-new CC 2014 Direct Download Links!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Get Adobe CS6 Now

Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CS6 direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), 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 trials without it…

Whether you’re considering buying a full version or will be upgrading from a prior CS release, or even if you’re getting a volume license or joining the Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the CS6 software on your system, without needing to reinstall.

Where available, we’ve also linked the free CS6 Extra Content downloads (aka Additional or Functional Content).  Direct links for both the Adobe Muse 30-day trial plus the completely FREE, full Adobe Edge Animate 1.5 are offered as well.

Download New Adobe CC 2014 Free Trials (Direct Links)

Below is a table for CS6 trials in major languages. These links go to the auth­entic and original CS6 files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, 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.

The supported Language Sets vary by product. The Western Euro­pean languages can include French/Français, German/Deutsch, Dutch/Nederlands, Italian/Italiano, Spanish/Español, Portuguese/Português, Danish/Dansk, Finnish/Suomi, Swedish/Svenska & Norwegian/Norsk. 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.

Related: Which option is right for you? Compare Adobe CS6 vs. Creative Cloud

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Note: Very Important Instructions

More Direct Download Links
CC 2014
Acrobat XI
Captivate 8
Lightroom 5
Elements 12

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 6 – Adobe CS6 Download Links

Adobe CS6
Direct Downloads
EnglishWestern EuropeEnglishEurope
Photoshop CS61.1 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Illustrator CS61.8 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Dreamweaver CS6272 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Fireworks CS6438 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
InDesign CS6879 MBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
InCopy CS6638 MBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Flash Professional CS61.1 GBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Flash Builder 4.71.0 GBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Premiere Pro CS61.1 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
After Effects CS6997 MBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Audition CS6223 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Prelude CS6488 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
SpeedGrade CS695 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Adobe Muse32 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Adobe Edge Animate143 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Acrobat X Pro465 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Adobe Camera Raw 8.5145 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Creative Suites
CS6 Master Collection6.2 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Design & Web Prem4.5 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Design Standard3.7 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Production Prem5.8 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1

Related: Do you believe any of these? The 10 Most Common Myths About Creative Cloud

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 CS6, Premiere Pro CS6, and SpeedGrade CS6 which are 64-bit only. For more, see the complete set of system requirements for Creative Suite 6.

If you need or want the newer Acrobat XI (released Oct. 2012) instead of Acrobat X which comes bundled in the CS6 suites, then see our Acrobat XI Direct Download Links.

Note there is no separate trial download for Photoshop CS6 “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.

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 CS6 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 CS6 Extra Content

This is Extra Content (also called Functional Content) that Adobe bundles with some CS6 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.

  • InDesign CS6 Extra Content (130 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Illustrator CS6 Extra Content (112 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Premiere Pro / Encore CS6 Extra Content (733 MB)
              Windows:  File 1   File 2      Mac:  File 1
  • After Effects CS6 Extra Content
              AE content will be migrated to the After Effects Exchange.
  • Adobe Audition Content Download Extras
              This contains thousands of royalty-free audio sound effects and music loop files.

See Also

New Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

Did these links work for you? Hope they helped out; please let us know with a comment below…  Do you have any questions about CS6 or CC? Just ask us and we’ll get you answers fast!

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  1. Grace B

    @Grace B

    It also says that the file is not readable

    • Not sure Grace, sounds like your file(s) may have come across incomplete or corrupt… You probably want to reload this page and try again, perhaps with a different browser or computer – but still carefully following the download instructions near the top of this page.

      For best results, make sure you have a strong and reliable (wired instead of wireless) Internet connection, because these can be large files.

      Also on Windows, you don’t need to use any external utility to unzip the archive contained in File 2; just download and run File 1 in the same folder to begin the process.

      Finally, make sure you have administrator privileges to install the program.

      If you have any further difficulties, check out this list of download tips that we put together.

  2. Anonymous


    Hi, I already have it downloaded, but the trial expired. I followed the instructions today and downloaded again, but it says trial expired. I thought these downloads give you permanent access to the program?

  3. Anonymous


    my photoshop stopped working. i uninstalled it off my mac, and tried to install the trial on this website. i followed everything exactly. when i open photoshop cs6 i get the adobe popup that has two options, license software, and continue trial. but it does not allow me to press ‘continue trial’ – i have to pay for the software.

  4. Max


    is it still possible to buy ‘regular’ web collection
    (and not cloud version)
    I think that means cs6 -
    or did it expire last month,


    (if I click the price on this page, I just get redirected to’s cloud buy page )



    • Hi Max, yes – it’s still possible… CS6 is two years old, but Adobe is still selling it direct if you who want it!

      See it here:

      Adobe Creative Suite 6 Product Catalog

      (with student & teacher pricing accessible to the right)

      Keep in mind however that CS6 is static software and Adobe will not be making any updates or upgrades to it. So it may not be supported on future versions of Windows/Mac operating systems, etc.

  5. scott

    hello, I’m trying to download the older version of premiere pro (cs6) and CC on an iMac, but once i click on the link for the file it says i do not haver permission to access the link on this server.

    please help :)

  6. carla

    I am trying to download the course requirements for this photography class I’m taking, and I can’t seem to find where to download the photoshop cs6 extended free 30-day trial link.

  7. Madhav

    it says that access is denied

  8. elena

    I need direct download link for Arabic language (یدعم العربیه).

  9. loto

    I am not able to download Photoshop CS6 that is 1.1 GB in size, it says

    “Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/PHSP/13/win32/Photoshop_13_LS16.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.d7aef75.1404306999.16b4712f”

    What and how do i fix this, and do i need to wait for some time.

    Any suggestions.

  10. Anonymous


    first u must log in to, then go there

  11. claire

    Hi, I have followed your steps and everything went great except when I went into applications to drag it to my desktop, i noticed it is called adobe bridge CS alias. Lol… Is this the same thing PS CS6?

    Thanks for all your help!

  12. Kristie

    It is telling me that I am attempting to install counterfeit material? and won’t let me — I need this to take a photography course that I have already paid for and I’m on a time table – what do I do?

  13. Claire


    I was trying to download the CS6 for a trial. I didn’t use a disk, I clicked on Creative Suite 6 – Adobe CS6 Download Links above for mac (file 1). Which I think I have done successfully by following your steps.

    When it had finished, I went into finder to look for it so I could then create a shortcut on to my desktop. When I did this, the shortcut opened up as “Adobe Bridge CS6 alias”. Although, now that I am using it, it does say at the top of the screen “Adobe CS6.” Lol I’m confused.

    I don’t know what Bridge is so I think I just want to make sure that the CS6 trial I’m using is the same as if I bought it?

    I am on an imac 27 inch.

    • Claire, it sounds like you need to look for “Photoshop” instead on your computer… Bridge is a companion app for Photoshop; it helps manage files. It is bundled together with Photoshop CS6, but it is not Photoshop itself.

      On your other question, the trial versions here are the same as the full versions – in terms of the programs and what they do. You can convert a trial version into a full version (without reinstalling) by entering your valid purchased serial number.

  14. Anonymous


    no it’s not the same thing, look for it somewhere else

  15. Atampe

    How do I get a full trial version of CS6? seems like it’s only CC on trial?

  16. domi

    I downloaded Edge Animate from this site, but I don’t know how to install Edge Animate on my computer. All I have is a “Adobe Edge Animate” folder with a “deploy” and a “payloads” folder, but I don’t see any setup file in any of those folders. Did I miss something?

  17. domi


    Thanks for the tip! It worked, I even see the Edge Animate Icon :)

  18. Matt

    Hi! When I click on CS6 Master Collection for MAC, it says I don’t have access to this server?

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