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How to Get the New Adobe CC 2022 Direct Download Links

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Last month, Adobe unveiled the Creative Cloud 2022 release in front of hundreds of thousands of attendees at the MAX creativity conference. This major new version includes countless new features and enhance­ments across the entire product line, as well as the appearance of familiar apps on entirely new platforms. The latest 2022 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the CC Desktop App… All updates are included at no additional cost – which means everyone gets either a free upgrade or a free trial.

But some users want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager… This is essential when you want to keep and make permanent offline backups, copy them onto a USB drive for use anywhere, download on one system to install on another (or multiple computers) without re-downloading, have a slow Internet connection which is capped or throttled or hangs/freezes/stops when trying to use the Desktop app to download 20 GB of CC upgrades, etc. All of these use cases necessitate being able to get direct download links for offline installers.

New 2022 Direct Download Links Now Available

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Standalone, complete installers for the CC Desktop app, for Adobe Camera Raw, and for Acrobat DC Pro & Standard are already publicly available – but to date, Adobe has not (yet?) posted the rest of the new Creative Cloud 2022 direct download links. However, good news: you can now actually get them yourself by contacting Customer Service…

Just reach out to Adobe’s Customer Care team via live online chat, and they will immediately give you temp­orary links to download offline installers for all the 2022 apps that you need.

You simply need to ask them. We suggest:

Hello, I need the direct download links (offline installers) for the new 2022 releases of __________. Could you please help me?

You can connect with an agent to get the downloads here. Look for “Contact Us” or “Your contact options…” at the bottom of the page, or the Chat icon at the lower right. If asked, choose the “Download & Install” category.

Look for Adobe's "Contact Us" Icon to Request the 2022 Direct Download Links

We are told that all Adobe customer service reps across all locations have the ability and authorization to distribute the new 2022 standalone installers, which they can access through their internal version repository. We recommend retrying or asking for a supervisor if you run into any difficulty.

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From what we’ve seen, free trial users are having a harder time getting the latest installers… But if you are not currently a paid subscriber, then you could become one to access the 2022 installers you need and then cancel within 14 days for a full refund if you do not wish to continue your paid membership.

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Here is another great option. Adobe has a separate offer for you to get a free Creative Cloud for Teams trial for 14 days. Anybody can sign up for this, even just a single person. Teams plan users have access to the Admin Console for creating your own custom Managed packages to download the latest 2022 offline installers and/or previous versions – with updates included – for use wherever you want, on any computer.

No credit card or payment details are required, and you can get started immediately. You can get the Creative Cloud for Teams trial regardless of whether you have a paid Individual subscription, or even if you have just the free level of membership. If you wish, you can purchase Creative Cloud for Teams anytime during or after your trial period, or you can simply let the trial expire automatically after 14 days without payment.

For more info, check out the new Adobe help page detailing this offer:

  » Start Your Creative Cloud for Teams Free Trial Now

There is no obligation to remove any of the Creative Cloud apps you install; however they will continue to work only with an ongoing paid membership plan of some type.

But the best part is that you do not lose access to the Admin Console even after your Teams trial expires. You can still sign in to the Admin Console at any time to create new or additional CC installer downloads which you can use anywhere and with any Creative Cloud plan (including the Individuals plans). You can even download older releases.

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We’ve tried this out and it works seamlessly as described, even if you already have an Individual plan or if you currently have no paid plan at all. You also don’t need to be part of a company or have a business. If you go this route, please let us know how it goes, or if you encounter any issues!

As always, we will be following this story closely going forward, and keeping this page up to date with the latest news regarding new offline installers, as well as publishing further information on the status of Creative Cloud 2022 direct download links.

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Changing System Requirements

Also important to know that the minimum system requirements have changed meaning­fully both on both Windows and Mac, in order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies… On Macs, the CC 2022 release now requires macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later. If you’re not yet running a compatible version of macOS, then you can get a free upgrade directly from Apple to Catalina. Be aware, however, that in Catalina, Apple has dropped support for any older 32-bit programs that you may have. macOS 11.0 (Big Sur) and the newly-launched macOS 12.0 (Monterey) are supported by Adobe as well.

Important note: The version above – CC 2022 – is the last release of Creative Cloud to fully support macOS v. 10.15 “Catalina.”

On PCs, Windows 10 (version 1909 or higher) is a fully-supported platform for all Creative Cloud applications. Windows 11 is supported with some caveats. Importantly, except for Acrobat DC, the CC 2022 apps do not support 32-bit or any Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems.

Adobe explains that focusing their efforts on more modern OS versions allows them to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members, while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware. For more details, please consult the complete CC 2022 System Requirements. If these specifications don’t work for you for some reason, then you can continue to use the older CC 2021 applications, or even CC 2019 or CC 2018.

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28 thoughts on “How to Get the New Adobe CC 2022 Direct Download Links”

  1. I realize that it is no longer possible to download older photoshop versions direct from adobe anymore, so to be on the safe side, i was hoping you could provide hashes for “AdobePhotoshop17-mul.zip” and “AdobePhotoshop17-mul_x64.zip” so i can be sure they are original and unmodified. Any kind of hash is fine – md5/sha1 etc, thanks.

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    • Sorry, we don’t have those available – but you’ll know you’ve succeeded once it finishes installing correctly.

      You don’t need to worry about authenticity here, as these links above go to the original files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change.

      We at ProDesignTools have been fully-authorized Adobe partners since 2006 – and if there is an actual direct download link available for any Adobe product, then you will be sure to find it on our site.

  2. InDesign_17_LS20.dmg InDesign + M1 + Monterey = not working at all.

    No Option to run rosetta. “iNsTallEr is cOrruPt”.

    Maybe time to stop using apple products?!

    Reply
    • Apple is notorious for breaking backwards compatibility with older software, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with what you’re describing. The latest 2022 version of Adobe InDesign (17.0) should definitely install and run on the latest version of macOS (12.0 Monterey).

  3. I get this error as soon as I signed up for a new trial account: “Your free trial has already expired. Buy Creative Cloud for teams today and get access to your favorite apps and services.”

    Reply
  4. Though this post claims you can contact Adobe support for a particular download version, they refused to do so for me. I would very much like to have an offline installer download link for Photoshop ver 22.1.1 before the installer is gone from CC, since it is the last version that can be made to work with many still-good but older CPUs.

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    • That’s last year’s Creative Cloud 2021 version. Adobe Customer Support will definitely give you a copy of that installer to download, provided you’re an active CC subscriber.

      Free trial users can consider subscribing to gain access to the direct links, and then later canceling for a full refund if you do not wish to continue with your subscription.

      If you don’t get a positive response and receive the installer(s) within the first few minutes of your Adobe chat, then ask for a supervisor or simply disconnect and try again with someone else. Some reps may not be as well-informed as others, so we recommend being politely persistent until you get the help you need.

  5. I am not a subscriber. I could find no way to install Adobe Bridge through the admin console without also downloading Adobe Creative Cloud. It automatically adds that package.

    Reply
    • You can get Adobe Bridge 2022 either of two ways:

      1. The regular way using the Creative Cloud Desktop app. This works for everyone.

      2. Via direct download links that subscribers can get from Adobe, as described in the article above.

      Our site also offers instant direct download links for older versions of Bridge like CC 2019 and CC 2018. These links also work for everyone, and come without the Creative Cloud Desktop app.

      In all cases, Bridge is free for life; running it does not require a paid subscription.

    • We here do not have the offline installers to give you, but Adobe does. If you contact Customer Care directly, they would be able to give you direct download links for the apps you’re looking for:

      http://www.ContactAdobe.com/

      If you have difficulty getting the 2022 standalone installers from them, then it could be because you are a free trial user and not currently a subscriber. Generally, they are reluctant to give out the download links if you’re not a paid member.

      But importantly, note that Adobe offers a 14-day money back guarantee on Creative Cloud subscriptions…

      Meaning that that anyone who purchases a new plan can get a full refund within the first two weeks after the initial payment is made, with no questions asked. In that way, Adobe would have to provide the new direct links because you’d be a subscriber at that point.

      In most cases, any plan cancellation can be made online without hassle. If you decide to continue your paid membership past the first 14 days, then the refund/return period closes.

      Alternatively, another option would be to get a free trial for Creative Cloud for Teams, which would allow you to create and download your own complete, fully-updated installer packages for the current and previous releases, any version… No credit card is required. More details here.

  6. I tried to request an offline installer via chat. After more than half an hour of redirection and explanations, I was denied because I do not have an active subscription.

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  7. I asked, and get nothing useful.

    “Hello, I need the direct download links (offline installers) for the new 2022 releases of InDesign CC version 17.3 for Windows. Could you please help me?”

    Hmm.

    Reply
  8. Can’t get the .zip / offline installation version of adobe cc2022 version?

    While using the 2022 version, I would like to save it on my computer, considering the possibility that the version will stop being supported due to future upgrades. Is this completely impossible?

    Reply
  9. Hi

    Can you please help me to get a new version of adobe cc 2022 free download for mac? Previously I got adobe cc 2019 for windows, now I want to have it for Mac. And also provide me precision on how to download and install adobe cc 2019 for Mac.

    Reply
  10. @ProDesignTools

    Even with the “managed package”, the ZIP installation file downloaded in this way requires the CC application connected to the Internet in order to be installed. It is not an offline installer. It seems that there is no longer any option to be able to download a truly offline installer, which does not depend on the CC application.

    Reply
    • Since it first came out ten years ago, Creative Cloud has never offered fully-offline installation and activation…

      The Creative Cloud Desktop app is used for product activation, but otherwise the installation of the creative apps can take place offline (for example, on a different computer from where the full installer was downloaded from).

      The direct download links that subscribers can get from Adobe Customer Service (via method #1 above) work the same way. They are complete, standalone installers which employ the CC Desktop app for [brief online] activation.

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