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  1. @Bryan

    BTW, you’ve also included a separate AcrobatX update page. I can’t find that page anymore – did you remove it? I’d like to have those updates links as well…

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  2. @malchick743

    So the After Effects CS6 updates are there. Also the link to the Acrobat X updates and the all-at-once batch updater link is in the middle of the text of that page.

    If you can access the CS6 updates page, you can scroll down and Click on SoCalBryan and it will take you to my archive page where you can select the archive for the Acrobat updates.

    So it took many weeks of searching the internet, the Internet Archive, to find the updates. Then more weeks to download them.

    I am not a MAC user, so I will not at this point be including those updates. It’s really useless anyway, as any new Mac OS will not support CS6 purposefully down by Apple.

    As far as the earlier CS versions, someone else will have to do it.

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  3. @Bryan
    Yes, sorry for the confusion — I did locate your AcroX update pack and DL’ed it.

    But the After Effects updates… still an issue as the patches apparently only apply to trial versions. Which was why I was asking, where are the patches for the retail versions?

    So you’re right about the Mac situation. Unfortunately there exists a plethora of users having to stick to older Mac hardware and thus older OSX systems for specific work, e.g., film scanning where the scanners can only run on older software and system.

    Kudos again for your effort. But yes, it sucks to see Adobe removing all these legacy resources a few years ago, without prior warning. They should’ve informed customers (esp. of older software versions) that online update and patch downloads are not forever, and warn them to download any resources beforehand.

    But even worse, they’ve failed to repack all software updates into one executable file for each of such applications. Had they done that, I’m sure the total update patches wouldn’t be this big (~9.9GB). Which was possibly why, many people would find manually downloading the patches cumbersome, and instead relied on the online update system — until it’s too late and all Hell broke loose.

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  4. So I just updated After Effects to version 11.0.4.2 using the Trial updates. I’ve also updated the CS6 update archive with directions for installing CS6 AAM6.2, and then the updates. The trial updates are the correct ones. There are no others for After Effects.

    If you haven’t applied the Application Manager 6.2 update now included in the CS6 update archive, then you won’t be able to apply the updates.

    Adobe Application Manager 6.2 for CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 needs to be installed before applying updates to Creative Suite 6. The filename is ApplicationManager6.2_all.exe in the archive.

    If you cannot apply updates to CS6, then AAM already self-updated to a Creative Cloud version. If this is the case, then you will have to uninstall CS6 and delete the folder at “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe” and then reinstall.

    You have to disconnect from the Internet during your Creative Suite 6 installation. Apply AAM 6.2, then apply the updates all offline.

    After installation, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core and rename PDapp.exe to Pdapp.exe.bak so it won’t be able to do any future updates.

    Then reconnect to the Internet.

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  5. @malchick743

    Well Adobe updates are cumulative and you only have to apply the last one to get all the changes.

    Also the trial version software is identical to the full versions, so there’s no difference in the updates.

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    • So I recently had to reinstall CS6 non-subscription and tried using the last update instead of starting with the 1st one, the the 2nd, and so on – and it works for some of the CS6 suite but the last version does not work on Premiere Pro and a few others. That would have been nice.

      For all the updates that didn’t work, the error was: This update does not apply to you.

      So the only way to tell for sure would be to update to the later versions of Adobe Application Manager. But again, doing that forces an update to the subscription model which requires you to log in to Adobe with an account.

      I will not be troubleshooting on how to get the other updates to apply, as I have a working version of CS6 with out all the updates being applied.

  6. RJ:

    Also the trial version software is identical to the full versions, so there’s no difference in the updates.

    Ahhh, So you figured that out, did ya. Just said that above and before in other posts. Glad you finally figured it out. I presume after the AAM 6.2 is installed, you were able to finally use the AE trial updates to update your CS6 After Effects.

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  7. RJ:

    Well Adobe updates are cumulative and you only have to apply the last one to get all the changes.

    So I do not know if that’s true. Which is why I put all the official updates in one easy-to-access location. They will be preserved on the Internet Archive that way. If for some reason installing the very last update version doesn’t work for someone, they have access to all of them.

    If that’s the case, that would indeed be the bees knees and would save a lot of updating.

    As far as the trial versions being the same as the retail. That’s been that way since the initial releases of the updates and was the point of me explaining above that they worked. Glad you finally caught on.

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  8. Got the master cs6 collection and it’s not showing the installation option – it’s appearing blocked and asking for it to be upgraded to work on a 2020 MacBook Air.

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    • Those standalone installers are given in the table above – and yes, they do still work (we just tested them).

      You just need to follow the download directions first, is all – which are required by Adobe’s servers.

      Otherwise, the links won’t work and you’ll get an “access denied” message instead.

  9. Illustrator CS6 updates will not install if the Creative cloud version Application Manager is installed.

    If you install CS6 Master Collection or even just the CS6 version of Illustrator by itself while online, the very first update is Adobe Application Manager.

    If you have installed while online you can try to delete the OOBE folder, unplug the Ethernet cable or disconnect from Wi-Fi, then reinstall AAM 6.2 offline.

    Do not use Adobe’s update servers to update Illustrator CS6. You have to manually update Illustrator with the updates while offline.

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  10. If you have the permanent license version of CS6 then you can try to manually apply the CS6 subscription version updates.

    But doing so may trash your permanent licensed version of CS6 as it would require you to log in with an Adobe cloud account from that point on, requiring you to completely uninstall CS6 (and any leftover folders) if you want to reinstall.

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    • Time to search the Wayback Machine to find the updates.

      Seriously, why is the option to literally change the size of a color wheel locked behind a subscription model?

    • These links are for both the free trials as well as the full versions, if you have a valid purchased serial number.

      In other words, these downloads can be fully-activated without having to reinstall the programs.

      Of course, this software is almost 10 years old now and Adobe has long since stopped selling it.

    • To reply to ProDesignTools, it runs on all versions of Windows flawlessly.

      To PDT’s credit, it definitely won’t work on macOS Catalina+. So if you want a macOS version, make sure you either have a Mac with Mojave or below, or a VM to run Mojave.

  11. I’m on the verge of losing Fireworks CS6 because I’m still using Windows 7, and Adobe has ceased compatibility with 7. Even if I were to upgrade my current PC (which I don’t plan to do) or buy an entirely new machine with an updated version of Windows (which I do plan to do), I’ll lose Fireworks, because Adobe can’t establish a connection to my CC desktop app, so now I’m stuck in the “30 day grace period” with time running out. What I need to know is, is the direct download link to Fireworks CS6 featured on this site the full version, or is it a trial version? I’m hoping and praying it’s the former, because the only other downloadable versions I’m finding of Fireworks online are trial versions.

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    • Hey Joseph, no worries – with a valid purchased serial number or a current/paid Creative Cloud subscription, the Fireworks installer above will indeed activate the full version.

      The other good news is Windows 7 can be updated to support signing in to Creative Cloud… Our guess is you’re probably getting this error message due to outdated TLS security support:

      Retry installation: We are unable to reach Adobe servers. Please check your internet connectivity and firewall settings, then click “Retry”. (Error Code: P206)

      If so, just follow the instructions on this support page, and then your Windows 7 computer should be able to connect to the CC Desktop app again.

    • @ProDesignTools Thank you so very, very much! As it turns out, that EasyFix is exactly what I needed, so now, my connection to Adobe’s servers has been restored on my current Windows 7 PC!

      As a backup, I will keep this page bookmarked so that in the event that I still may lose Fireworks, I can come back here and install it again.

      Thanks again for your assistance!

    • Aw, so glad to hear it, Joseph! We were wondering if that might help fix the Windows 7 issue for you, and great news that it did. Thanks for letting us know!

      Good idea to bookmark this page. We’d also suggest downloading the Fireworks installer now and keeping it in a safe place, since you rely on that software so much… That way, there’s no doubt that you’ll have it should you need it in the future. It’s free to download so it certainly couldn’t hurt.

      Best of luck!

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