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Adobe CS6 Trials: Direct Download Links (no Manager or Assistant)

[UPDATE – Some of these still work to download the old CS6 trials (plus Edge Animate 1.5), but Adobe has recently taken down many links… However, you can also now get the all-new Creative Cloud 2021 Direct Download Links!]

[UPDATE (Jan. 2017) – Adobe just stopped selling CS6 entirely – here’s why.]

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.

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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.  All of these CS6 trials will run fully for 30 (or possibly more) free days after initial launch.

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 (to install Edge Animate, see these tips).

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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, legal, 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.

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Note: Very Important Instructions

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Download Links
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Captivate 2019
Lightroom 6/CC
Elements 2021

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 (free).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

Creative Suite 6 – Adobe CS6 Download Links

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Adobe CS6
Direct Downloads
 
Size
WindowsMac
EnglishWestern EuropeEnglishEurope
Illustrator CS61.8 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Photoshop CS61.1 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 Pro 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
Edge Animate 1.5143 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Acrobat X Pro465 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Camera Raw 9.1.1220 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Creative Suites
CS6 Master Collection6.2 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Design & Web Premium4.5 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Design Standard3.7 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Production Premium5.8 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 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 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.

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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.

  • Illustrator CS6 Extra Content (112 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • InDesign CS6 Extra Content (130 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.

Adobe CS6 Updates

If you already have the CS6 application(s) installed and are trying to download the available product updates, then you’ll find them on this Updates page.

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  1. @ ProDesignTools

    US/English – Thanks! I understand the need to limit the number of files. I would suggest just the English versions of the suites, Win and Mac. The individual apps can be re-downloaded if there are issues without too much hassle, being relatively small in size. The suites, esp the Master, being so much bigger, it’s frustrating to take a whole day to download a 6+ GB monolithic file only to find it’s corrupted.

    Perhaps it’s me, but I’ve found that download managers even though they can recover, sometimes actually take longer than straight download (through the browser Save As). I tried the DownThemAll addon for Firefox, and it crawls. Again could be something on my end, but direct “Save As” through Firefox seems to download at my rated download bandwidth. Your Mileage May Vary :-)

    Reply
    • OK Michael, as you pointed out it can take a long time to download the larger files, so here are a couple of MD5 checksums to start – compare these values against what you have for the files downloaded to your computer:

      CS6 Master Collection (Windows, English, File 2, .7z): BFBA9A3F1C90440482EBBE5BDC76C8C7

      CS6 Master Collection (Mac, English, File 1, .dmg): FF76509D714E0BD95AFA92E55DECCACE

      Photoshop CS6 (Windows, English, File 2, .7z): 8CFC6BE4A2A7AC5C3C585D3966387408

      Photoshop CS6 (Mac, English, File 1, .dmg): 5E1223AF0BED85F1384F80F014A3267F

      Instead of us doing it, it would be nice if Adobe provided a comprehensive list of checksum values for all the trials… But generally speaking, it shouldn’t really be necessary – because the archive file actually has its own checksum built in that is verified when it gets unpacked.

      Put another way, if you are successful in extracting all the files, then you can be confident the files came down in good shape. So it’s not something most people worry too much about.

      (Though if instead you get a message like “A problem occurred while extracting the archive,” then you may have a bad download and corrupted file.)

      On your last point – yes, sometimes oddly the download managers can be a lot slower, this is voiced frequently by visitors to our site. So, it’s a tradeoff – and what you use (or don’t use) will also depend on how fast and reliable your Internet connection is.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Thanks again for the links you’ve posted here. If I’ve installed Adobe Web Premium CS5.5 activated with an original Serial Number that I bought recently, and then I want to install Dreamweaver CS6 via 30 day trial, will it be interfere with my CS5.5? Will I need to uninstall the CS5.5 first, or could I run these software without any interruption? Thank You.

    Reply
    • Hi Anthony, good question – and the answer is it’s no problem to install different versions of the same Creative Suite product on the same computer… So you should be able to run Dreamweaver CS6, CS5.5, CS5, etc all together side-by-side without difficulty.

      Read more about it here in our Creative Suite 6 Release Guide.

  3. Chrome changed file 2 of the master collection to a txt file when I downloaded it. I changed the file extension to 7z and it seems to be working fine.

    Reply
    • Very strange Diana, we have never heard of that happening! Sometimes Internet Explorer drops off the extension entirely, but we have never heard of any issues with Chrome… Thanks for letting us know what happened to you and how you solved it.

  4. There is a lot of Extra Content still missing for download. Like:

    Premiere Pro
    Encore
    After Effects

    These are additional content downloads that have not been published (links) here yet. Are these coming?

    Reply
  5. Sorry, just saw the Premiere Extra Content! THANKS!

    But how about for ENCORE and After Effects?

    The Encore content was bundled inside the Premiere content in CS5.5, it was like a 2.5GB download!

    Reply
    • Hello Sira, you’re right that the Extra Content for Premiere Pro was much larger for CS5.5 – but this is what they’re offering for CS6… It’s the correct location for the file and there’s nothing else we’ve found.

      As for After Effects, the additional content was not carried forward from CS5.5 to CS6 – there’s simply nothing there, so we presume Adobe discontinued it.

      The same thing goes for Fireworks and the CS6 suites – there’s nothing in those directories, so not available… But if you hear anything otherwise, please let us know!

  6. I signed in with my Adobe ID and I get blocked by that permissions screen every time. I finally had the Adobe Application Manager download it. stayed signed in. started the trial, followed the directions and got off the Internet. there is no way to input a serial for Adobe Muse — you get BUY or TRIAL. That’s it.

    Reply
    • Yes, that’s right Brody – that’s because Adobe Muse is not offered as a standalone permanent application like the others are – Muse is available via subscription only. It may be the same for Adobe Edge when its final release arrives.

      So there is no serial number to enter there – the Muse subscription is tied to your Adobe ID when you log in, and is activated that way.

    • Welcome Sylvester, what’s included in the Extra Content for Creative Suite always varies by the application, and is different for each tool… As mentioned above, it’s not required but is nice to have – and free.

  7. First, thanks for the links :-). I now have the Flash Professional CS6 dmg file downloaded on my Mac. When I launch it, and then go to install the app, I get a screen to choose between ‘Buy’ and ‘Try’. I go into ‘Try’ > Agree to the license terms > Sign In with Adobe ID. Here I give my id and password, and the installer hangs. I have to force quit the application. I have tried several times, after restarting the Mac, etc. but it always hangs at the sign-in screen.

    I am able to log in properly on Adobe website with the same credentials. So, there is no problem with my userid/password.

    Before downloading the dmg directly by following your instructions, I had tried once to download Flash CS6 trial using Adobe Download Assistant. Since it was taking ages, I quit the program midway… wonder if that has some effect on this.

    Any clue as to what’s happening here?

    Reply
    • Hi Deepak, thanks for your message. Sorry you’re having difficulties – if you check the Adobe Forums, you’ll see some folks are having issues with the CS6 software installation hanging, particularly on the Mac.

      You can see what they suggest there, it may help you… but outside of that, there’s nothing we here can do here – apologies on that!

      If you do make progress in getting it to work for you, please post back your success – thank you!

  8. @ ProDesignTools

    I installed the extra content from CS5.5, then I moved it over to the coresponding CS6 directories and it ALL works fine.

    Later I installed the CS6 content on top just to make sure any changes on templates or styles were installed over the old.

    Glad to say everything is perfect…

    Mostly there were a lot of ENCORE templates missing… a LOT!!!!

    Reply
  9. Impossible to download CS6 Production Premium file 2 for Windows: ProductionPremium_CS6_LS7.7z.

    Have attempted several times – ALWAYS stops at same point – 1.8 GB (1,914,885 KB). Both UK and Western Europe. Other big files are OK.

    Is this one corrupted, and if so, can it be fixed? If not, what could be causing the problem at my end, when other multi-gigabyte packages have downloaded OK?

    Reply
    • Hello Dixon, we just tested that link and it took a little while, but the file downloaded correctly and completely.

      If it keeps cutting off for you, then you may want to try downloading using your own free download manager – which can resume after a paused or interrupted download… They’re also useful if you have a slower service or wireless or a spotty connection.

      Or try the regular way using Adobe’s Download Assistant, which can serve a similar purpose. Hope this helps.

  10. Can’t download anything. I get this.

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/STAM/CS6/win32/MasterCollection_CS6_LS16.exe” on this server.

    Reference #18.4fba2117.1337139817.1fda2d5d

    Reply
    • Thank you Vortolo, the one we’ve got in the table above is actually for English, German, and French – so it does include a good deal of western Europe…

      The link you shared is for the Acrobat X Pro trial in additional European languages like Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese – so will be helpful to many folks as well… including readers in Brazil.

      Thanks for posting!

  11. Hey Guys! I’ve got good news for you!

    Since downloading really huge files in just a day sounds pretty frustrating, I just tried DAP (a download manager) and it worked. I was able to split my download in 3 three days since i haven’t got a really fast Internet speed. I’m not really sure, but it worked for me.

    Try it too and I hope it works for you guys!
    (DAP – Download Accelerator Plus)

    Reply
    • Greetings Alfonso, thank you for sharing your experience and solution… Yes, we often recommend the use of your own DLM for cases where your Internet connection isn’t strong or fast – see the reply to Dixon just above for example.

      There’s a good list of free download managers you can choose from if you prefer those instead of the Adobe Download Assistant or Akamai Download Manager. DAP, the one you mention, is well-rated and also on that list. Just install one of those and then come back here and select whichever CS6 trials you want.

  12. After I download and install Adobe PS CS6, when I try to launch it an error message appears:

    ” The procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessor information could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll. “

    what can i do now !

    I am using windows xp service pack 2, 32 bit.

    Reply
    • Thank you very much for posting Chris, we hadn’t seen that yet and it’s very helpful to know!

      We will incorporate that information into the article above for the benefit of future readers.

  13. Hi again,

    Tried to get the CS6 Design & Web Premium using the download links you guys provided, but my Internet connection is unfortunately just not up to the challenge.

    Now, I had purchased the CS 5.5 Design Premium during the complimentary upgrade period and am in the process of getting my CS6 PAU key. Also, a computer magazine I subscribe to is going to be carrying the CS6 Master Collection Trial next month.

    Which brings me to my question: If I were to install the Master Collection trial and at the end of the 30 day trial period, supply the installation with the PAU serial number for CS6 Design & Web Premium, will it automatically configure (downgrade??) my installation from Master Collection to Design & Web Premium?

    Please let me know. Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Welcome Joe, that’s a really great question – thanks for asking. And yes, if you install the Master Collection trial then you should be able to later activate whichever CS6 programs or suite you purchase with your permanent serial number, and the rest will stay as trials…

      In other words, CS6 Master Collection gives you everything to try out – and then you can just purchase and activate whichever tools you want without having to reinstall anything.

      For more information, see the answers to these questions in the CS6 Trial FAQ:

      What if I want to purchase only one component of a suite edition?

      and

      What if I tried multiple CS6 products? Can I convert each trial using a suite edition serial number?

  14. I’m trying to d/l CS6 Design & Web for Windows (PC) but keep getting the following:

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/DSST/CS6/win32/DesignWebPremium_CS6_LS16.7z” on this server.
    Reference #18.2d04a58e.1337748025.be31ac0

    any reason why?

    Thank you,
    eldon

    Reply
  15. Hello prodesign,
    for some reason i can’t start the direct download.
    i tried to download PS CS6 but it is showing “access denied.”
    i don’t know what the problem is: i logged into my account from adobe.com so that the cookie would be set as said, then also it showed the same warning.
    then i tried logging in with the adobe download manager but it’s showing the same message.
    could you give me a solution for this? i am using firefox 12.0

    Reply
  16. Hi

    I bought the Adobe CS6 along with Lightroom a couple of days back…..I have tried to download my product from the Adobe site after confirmation a couple of times. But due to Slow Internet Connections I couldn’t do so. Now when I am retrying the whole process, it says Download Failure, reason being “Too many download attempts. You were allowed to download only 5 times”. I have used the Download link only twice.

    I bought this software as I had an assignment that I wanted to submit next week and wanted to post process my Images ASAP and now I am stuck with a Product I can’t access.

    As per the suggestion prompted by the Site, I contacted the email CustomerServices@digitalriver.com, but received a prompt reply from them saying that they do not handle the customer service for Adobe Systems Home and that I need to contact ADOBE directly with my request. The problem there is that I have been calling the two numbers mentioned for “Technical Support” under INDIA since yesterday and am unable to get through and the site says there is no “Call back” option for me right now.

    To be honest I am a little frustrated and after a lot of research at looking at other available options I reached here. I hope downloading the trial version here and then entering the Key will solve my problem.

    Please let me know if this will solution will work out the same way as my original CS6 Extended Version that I purchased.

    Regards
    Laxmi Hegde

    Reply
    • Hello Laxmi, that’s unfortunate to hear you weren’t having luck with the other things you tried… Here, you can use the links as many times as you want and you won’t have any limitation. You should also definitely be able to download these free CS6 trials and install them on your computer to work fully for 30 calendar days. That should get you going right away with the software, and then you can convert your trial to a permanent version simply by entering your purchased serial number when you receive it.

      Another option would be to change your order and ask Adobe to send you the product on DVD’s instead. Either way, you can still use the trials here in the meantime.

      So, hopefully this means your troubles are over… But please let us know if there’s anything else we can answer for you!

      PS – You mentioned you purchased LR as well – so here are the direct download links for Lightroom 4 as well.

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