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  1. Hello, I’ve downloaded the trial versions of photoshop cs6 (English version, both files) and I followed the instructions. I logged in my adobe account. Extracted the file Photoshop_13_LS16 in the same folder where I’ve downloaded the both files, but after launch the Photoshop_13_LS16.exe , it seems it is installing and everything goes ahead, but when it reaches 100% instead of start, the installation closes automatically and nothing happens. What could be the problem?
    Currently I have these two files in a folder:

    Photoshop_13_LS16.exe
    Photoshop_13_LS16.7z (this was unzipped in the same folder).

    But nothing happens… Thanks for the help… Sorry, these days I’m into photoshop

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  2. Hello.
    I downloaded the installer file for Adobe Muse 3.2, but like Edge Animate, it doesn’t come with a setup.exe file. I tried the fix of copying the Photoshop CS6 installer into the Muse setup files folder, but when I try to run it, it just tells me that the installer failed to initialize.

    Please help!

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  3. Assalam-o-alaikum.
    I have got a really big problem.

    The Adobe Flash CS3 and other versions do not have that newer name. Now it is called Adobe Animate and has extended capabilities. But I am neither able to upgrade to Windows 10, nor able to install it. I get a stupid crash every single time I try! Or maybe Adobe did a run-time syntax error?

    Does ProDesignTools have a free download for Adobe Animate that supports Windows 7?

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    • See the official System Requirements… CS6 generally supports Windows 7, including Flash Pro. Adobe renamed Flash Pro to be Animate in February 2016.

      How to run it? Current Creative Cloud subscribers can use earlier versions of the tools if you wish, including going back to CS6 – Adobe won’t force you to upgrade and there is no extra charge.

      You just sign in to the software as normal and the older release will be automatically validated and activated. In other words, the installer downloads above are full versions and not 30-day free trials for paid Creative Cloud members.

      Note, however, that Adobe considers all releases prior to CC 2018 to officially be “unauthorized.” So keep that in mind if you need or want to use prior versions instead of the latest release..

  4. Note, for people looking installers in for other languages: If you take any of the English links above, copy it and change the Language Set designation to “LS6” near the end, and then paste it into your browser address bar, you will get the Eastern European language set (Czech, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Hebrew) for Adobe CS6…

    Similarly, changing it to “LS3” at the end (instead of LS1, LS4, or LS7) will give you the Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean language versions (where available for certain tools) for Creative Suite 6.

    And “LS2” will give you Japanese.

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  5. Hello, I’m on Mojave 10.14.6. Been installing the CS6 apps and I’ve gotten most to work. I can install Photoshop CS6 and install the first update, but it will fail when trying to update to “13.0.2”. I have installed application manager 6.2 but an error still occurs. Has anyone had success with this? Thank you.

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  6. I replaced a hard drive over the summer running an older version of macOS and wanted a clean install of CS6 Web & Design Premium, for which I am a registered license holder with Adobe.

    Adobe continues to link CS6 Web & Design to my account for download. I have suggested to them — and perhaps others here can consider making the same suggestion? — that they link pre-CC update files to the user account since they all need to be manually installed now. (This would be a desirable workaround in view of the fact that the Adobe community forum references over the years to downloading from https://prodesigntools.com/helpx/download-install.html no longer works for pre-CC updates.)

    I appreciate that CS6 and earlier are unsupported products but to break access to updates that would otherwise install — while giving the appearance in the Adobe Application Manager of still communicating quite successfully with their servers for this purpose — is rather ugly on Adobe’s part.

    In my case, I ended up on Archive.org over the summer for CS6 manual updates only to realize later that technically I was downloading from a “torrent” which is less than ideal for a licensed user.

    So imagine my surprise that the Adobe Update Manager informed me today that my “unsupported” applications are in need of updates? I can’t help but wonder, since the status bar on the download appears to complete the process before erring out, if they aren’t being downloaded to some hidden folder/directory and could be manually launched if I knew where to find them? At any rate, here is what Application Manager 7.0 says I am missing:

    Adobe CSXS InfrastructureCS6
    There was an error downloading this update. Please quit and try again later. Error Code: U43M1D207

    Adobe Media Encoder CS6 6.0.2 Update
    There was an error downloading this update. Please quit and try again later. Error Code: U43M1D207

    ProDesignTools is the most helpful place I have found for expertise on Adobe products — so rather than visit Archive.org I thought I would stop by here first. Anybody here know where to find the above?

    Thank you :-)

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  7. Update to an earlier comment regarding manual updates:

    Potentially is there still access to “Adobe CSXS InfrastructureCS6” and “Adobe Media Encoder CS6 6.0.2” via FTP server? I ask because while most discussions on the Adobe forums about installing updates are outdated, the following took place only this year. It would appear at least some pre-CC Adobe product users are receiving help locating updates, but when I click the ftp link shared by the OP I am prompted to connect as a Guest (not permitted via Safari or FireFox) vs. Registered User (tried my Adobe ID, didn’t work).

    https://prodesigntools.com/community/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/source-for-quot-csxs-infrastructure-cs6-quot-dmg/m-p/13886535

    Alternately, if SoCalBryan is still around – any luck locating the last of those updates?

    Thanks again!

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  8. Unfortunately this Adobe update page is not showing anything. Is there a working link for the CS6 13.0.1.3 updater somewhere ?
    The file should be called Photoshop_CS6_13_0_1_3_upd.zip

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  9. You guys have helped me once before, but I need your help again.

    I recently had to renew my Adobe subscription, and accordingly, nothing has changed, at least when I’m logged into Creative Cloud desktop . . . but now, I can’t access two of the apps that I already installed on my computer through my previous subscription: Fireworks CS6 and Premiere Pro CC 2018.

    I am aware that I may have to update to the latest version of Premiere Pro (even though I really don’t want to, since each new version seems to eliminate more and more useful tools), but Fireworks is an entirely different matter. Trying to launch Fireworks continually brings up an error window saying the license cannot be validated, that I have to log into my subscription manager, but my subscription manager shows nothing for Fireworks (though, again, my Creative Cloud desktop shows it’s still installed and active).

    I tried your direct download link again, and while it installed, it still can’t be activated: I have no serial number since that came with my Adobe subscription in the first place; I can’t activate with my already-existing subscription because subscription manager shows nothing for Fireworks, and I couldn’t even activate it as a trial version, because again, it shows no subscription for Fireworks.

    I know Fireworks has been discontinued for years now, but again, you guys were able to help me keep it in the past before – is there anything you can help me do differently that I can actually use my Fireworks again? Otherwise, I’d have to make the switch to Photoshop, which I know is more or less Adobe’s version of Fireworks, but Fireworks has always been so much more user-friendly.

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    • Hey Joseph, good to see you again. You should still be able to run CS6 and CC 2018 versions with your current Creative Cloud subscription. Nothing in that respect has changed.

      First thing, which is easy: Try signing out from Creative Cloud (which deactivates all apps), then rebooting your computer and signing in again.

      If no luck, then try all the different suggestions given on this page, including the “Having Trouble?” section at the bottom:

      How to Convert Creative Suite 6 Applications to Creative Cloud Membership

      This page may also be of help:

      Activation and Deactivation Troubleshooting

      If all else fails, you can try this (the nuclear option):

      1. Uninstall all Adobe app(s) using standard OS procedures.
      2. Download & run the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool, remove the app(s).
      3. Reboot your computer (don’t skip this step).
      4. Start again from the top by reinstalling the Creative Cloud tool(s) you want.
      5. Make sure you are running the installer with full Administrator rights on your machine.

      If it’s still not working, then try googling the exact text of the error message(s) you receive (word-for-word), and/or post it here.

      Hope that helps!

    • Here’s an update so far:

      I signed out of my Creative Cloud Desktop, rebooted, and signed back in. It shows that while these apps are still installed and can be accessed, both have been converted into trials; Fireworks CS6 a 30-day trial, Premiere Pro CC 2018 a 7-day trial (WTH?)

      Both have the options to be licensed, because accordingly, Adobe can’t find already-existing subscriptions of these apps through my account, even though I’ve been using these for years. I can’t license Fireworks because the serial number has expired, so now I have less than 30 days to keep using it in trial mode; however, with Premiere Pro (I haven’t started the trial yet, because only 7 days? Come on), it says I can contact customer service for help.

      Also, as it turns out, I can’t update to a newer version of Premiere Pro, or install Photoshop, because my OS is outdated and no longer supported (Windows 7); even Creative Cloud is running in Compatibility Mode.

    • Creative Cloud trials are 7 days, Creative Suite trials are 30 days – that’s the way it’s been for a while now.

      What’s strange is that neither your CC apps nor your CS apps seem to be able to be activated.

      Did you try all of the suggestions given in our previous response above? There were a lot of them.

      If you’re still not having any success, you might try downloading and running the Adobe Cleaner Tool as mentioned above… The one problem is that direct download links for CC 2018 apps like Premiere Pro have just been taken down by Adobe, so you’d have to already have a copy of the older installer in order to reinstall it after running the Cleaner Tool.

      In addition, try the steps on this Adobe help page:

      Fix issues while activating or reinstalling legacy Adobe apps

    • I’m keeping you updated as I go along to check off what option may have worked, and what haven’t. So far, nothing has worked.

      I followed the first link you provided, which is how I attempted to convert the Fireworks trial to my Creative Cloud membership, but like I say, I was prompted for a serial number, which I don’t have because the app was originally downloaded through my Creative Cloud membership, and no serial number was provided at the time, and Adobe otherwise says the serial number for it is expired (presumably because Fireworks is a discontinued app). Ironically, Adobe’s help page states that their Creative Cloud apps don’t require serial numbers, and that the issue can be resolved by testing my internet connection (which is fine), making sure my subscription is activated (which it is), confirming my account details (which I have), setting my language settings to International English (pretty sure it is), and making sure my computer’s date and time are correct (date is, time runs a minute or two slow for some reason). So I don’t need a serial number, but I’m prompted for a serial number? Makes no sense.

      Another suggestion to reactivate or reinstall legacy apps is to use the “new” sign-in method that requires scanning a QR code, but I’ve never been prompted with a QR code when attempting to sign into either my Creative Cloud desktop suite, or my Adobe account on the web, so I’m not sure how that would work, but that’s another method I’ve tried.

      Just about the only thing I haven’t tried yet is the nuclear option you mentioned, but I have the nagging feeling in the back of my mind that it may not work, and then I’d lose both Fireworks and Premiere Pro 2018 altogether, especially since I don’t even know if I do have a copy of the older installer of which you speak; how would I find out if I do?

      I doubt Adobe customer service would be of any help in this situation, would they? Granted, they were the ones who helped me renew my subscription altogether, but again, all of this happened afterwards.

    • Joseph,

      No, Adobe Customer Service would be of no help here. The versions you’re referring to are long since out of support.

      Officially, Adobe only supports the current release (now CC 2024) and the one prior (CC 2023) for download.

      This is called their “N-1 Support Policy,” as detailed here.

      As to whether you have copies of these older installers. If you don’t know if you do, then you don’t. You would have had to download and retain the installer files yourself.

      The Fireworks CS6 installer is still available in the table above on this page, but as noted, unfortunately Adobe just took down the CC 2018 & 2019 direct download links for the digital video apps.

      We would suggest two things:

      1) Spend some more time googling with the exact text of the error messages that you’re receiving. This can often turn up a solution, especially coming from Adobe’s helpx pages or Community Forums.

      2) If all else fails, then proceed with the Cleaner Tool, but only remove CS6 apps. Download the Fireworks CS6 installer above and keep a copy in a safe place. Reinstall Fireworks and see if that helps with activation.

    • Well, I guess I’ve just lost Fireworks forever. My “trial” expired today, so I attempted to re-install it from the link in the table above, but it still says the “trial” has expired, and I have to either buy or license the software. Again, its saying Adobe doesn’t recognize my subscription, and I can’t provide a serial number because it says I have no access to their LWS page, and I can’t “buy” it because it’s an app that’s outdated and no longer supported. I guess at this point, I really have no other choice but to wait until I can get a new computer with a new OS and just learn how to use Photoshop instead. Sad day for me; I’ve been using Fireworks since 2005.

      In the meantime, I am not starting my 7-day “trial of Premiere Pro 2018 until I know for certain I will be able to finish a current project I have been working on. I have everything backed up, so it wouldn’t be totally impossible to restart and rebuild the project all over again from scratch on a new computer in a new version of Premiere Pro, but that would be more trouble than what it’s worth.

    • Hi Joseph, in our last reply, we suggested googling the exact text of the error you are receiving. Did you try that?

      Just as a general example, we googled “Fireworks CS6 error license cannot be validated Creative Cloud” and the following came up:

      Solved: Fireworks asking for Serial Number

      So try the things recommended there – if it still doesn’t work, then go back to the two suggestions we gave in our previous response above.

    • Yes, that’s right… and Adobe no longer sells perpetual Creative Suite software.

      However, current subscribers to Creative Cloud can use earlier versions of the tools if you wish, going back to CS6 – Adobe won’t force you to upgrade and there is no extra charge.

      In other words, Adobe’s $10/month Photography plan will get you both the latest release of Photoshop as well as Photoshop CS6.

      You just sign in to the software as normal and the older release will be automatically validated and activated. In other words, CS6 is not a 30-day trial for paid Creative Cloud members.

      So after the free trial is over, you can select which plan you want here:

      http://www.ChooseCreativeCloud.com/

  10. Hi Guys,
    Need your Help,
    On installing Adobe Indesign CS6, I’m asked to provide a serial number (24 digits).
    What am I supposed to enter there?

    Regards,
    Salik

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  11. I am trying to download Abobe Photoshop CS6 using the direct links but it just sends me to the main “Apps avaliable for download” page on adobe.com. I folowed the directions and logged into my Adobe account. Any tips?

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  12. Hey guys, I desperately need help, I am trying to find a way to download Adobe Dreamweaver, from any of these three versions, CS5, CS5.5, CS6. From what I’ve read, I believe CS6 is discontinued and I can’t seem to download it here. But I’m not interested in buying any subscriptions or moving to newer versions, I also don’t have any serial codes. I only need free trials since I don’t plan for long term use. Links to download from CS5 and CS5.5 Dreamweaver doesn’t seems safe (according to Chrome). So I was wondering if someone can help me download Dreamweaver. I’m just a student trying to learn basic coding and the school I study in has extremely outdated computers and computer lessons, that’s why I trying my best to survive on scavenging for old versions with free trials. I’m open to all suggestions whether it be downloading from other sites or trying to find a workaround. Hopefully someone replies with good news! I’d appreciate it so so much!

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  13. Good morning!

    I have a similar issue with Fireworks and i am dependent on it for many reasons.

    The question is, will the Cleaner Tool allow me to reinstall the standalone FW trial version every 30 days?

    Thanks!

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    • No. The Adobe Cleaner Tool does not reset the free trial period for Fireworks or any other tool.

      However, with a paid Creative Cloud plan, the Fireworks CS6 installer should activate the full version for use during your subscription. You would need to have the “All Apps” plan below to get Fireworks:

      http://www.ChooseCreativeCloud.com/

    • Unfortunately, that won’t work. I have a Creative Cloud subscription, and while it did revert my Fireworks to the 30-day trial, there was nothing I could do after that 30-day trial expired, so I’ve lost Fireworks completely.

      Hypothetically speaking, if I were somehow to find a physical copy of a Fireworks CS6 installation CD and attempted to reinstall it on my machine from that, is there a chance that would work? I was still able to install it from a Macromedia CD onto new computers even years after Adobe bought out Macromedia without any complications.

  14. I’ve tried that and it didn’t work. It was telling me I needed a License for FW.

    I’ve spent the last hour on the phone with Adobe customer service and although they are very nice and you feel they want to help, they can’t. The official script is that FW is done and they can’t give out any licenses.

    Out of desperation, I’ve even looked into license cracks at this stage but can’t find anything safe, though I’ve never been a hacker…

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