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

[UPDATE (June 2013) – These still work to download the CS6 trials. We also now have Adobe's all-new "CC" 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 FREE, full Adobe Edge Animate 1.5 are offered as well.

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.

[ Wondering which option is right for you?  See: Compare Adobe CS6 vs. Creative Cloud ]

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Note: Very Important Instructions

More Direct Download Links
Adobe CC
Acrobat XI
Captivate 7
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 and then select the “Download Now” button at the bottom.
  3. If asked, then sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself.
  4. Now close or cancel any windows that may pop up or 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 8.4142 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 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. Hello , just downloaded Adobe Photoshop but when i try to extract it, i get a problem – it only extracts the half file from 7zip. the error msg:

    “A problem occurred while extracting some files. check available space on your computer and the write privileges on the destination folder.”

  2. A4

    Hi, i installed CS6 Master Collection and at 93% it asked me to close open applications, so i did, but I can’t find the “SafariNotify”. So i just cancel the installation but i was able to install most of the CS6 collections. How can i close the SafariNotification”? I can’t find it. Will it affect the installed programs because installation wasn’t 100% completed? Thanks.

  3. Jarred D

    I have tried to download the CS6 Master Suite, but the download never goes beyond 2gb. I have tried both with a wifi connection and hardwired into the router. I don’t receive any errors as indicated, the download simply stops. Any other solutions? I checked the discussion referenced in the previous comment and it didn’t help either. Thank you

    • Hmm, not sure Jarred – perhaps try another computer, browser, or a different Internet connection if you can? There’s no issue or problem on our end, and nobody else has reported any problems either.

      Normally, all you have to do is follow the download instructions (required by Adobe) that are given in the article above, near the top of this page.

      Then if you have any difficulties, try a different web browser, system, or net connection…

      We also put together a list of download tips, which hopefully can help if you have any further issues.

  4. anaeish

    Hello! I hope you can help me.. I having trouble trying to download the programs… I get this message when I click on the link, can you tell me why?? Thanks!!

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/STAM/CS6/osx10/MasterCollection_CS6_LS16.dmg” on this server.
    Reference #18.c5f5f394.1396500415.2cc3a62f

    • Yes Anaeish, you just need to carefully follow the download directions included in the article, just above the table of links… See the previous comment.

      If you don’t do that, then the CS6 links won’t work and instead you’ll get that exact message or similar.

  5. Someone

    How do I download the free trial? Can you please give me the steps I need to get it? I don’t want to accidently purchase the full version.

    • Hi, just follow the download directions in the post above. By default with all Adobe software, it’s always the free trial that you download and install…

      You only pay when you click “buy” and enter your credit card number. Until that point you have up to 30 days of the full product(s) running on your computer at no charge.

  6. Pure Logic

    Amazing! Keep it up. :-D

  7. Krista

    Hi, I just downloaded CS6 InDesign and Illustrator trials. Could you please tell me how long the trials last? Did not see that information anywhere. Thanks! Krista

  8. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for your quick response and for providing the above. You saved my butt!

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