Learn how to download and install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer, including the Creative Cloud desktop app.

How to install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer

  1. Sign in to creativecloud.adobe.com/apps, then click Download for the app you want to install. 

      Looking for the Creative Cloud desktop app? It installs automatically with your first app. If you prefer, you can download it directly

    Download a Creative Cloud app
  2. Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation.

  3. Once the installer window opens, sign in to your Adobe account. The Creative Cloud desktop app launches automatically and installs your app.

     If you are already signed in to Creative Cloud on two other computers, you are prompted to sign out from any one of them. 

  4. To install more apps, click Install for the app in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Frequently asked questions

Your individual Creative Cloud license lets you install apps on more than one computer and activate (sign in) on two. However, you can use your apps on only one computer at a time. For more information, see On how many computers can I use my Creative Cloud subscription?

In this case, you can also sign out using your Adobe accounts page.

If you receive an "Activation limit reached" or "Sign-in failed" error, see Creative Cloud "Activation limit reached" or "Sign-in failed" error.