Welcome to Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Extension Manager. This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips not covered in the Extension Manager documentation.
Extension Manager installs and manages extensions and plug-ins. Simply double-click an extension file to launch the Extension Manager and install the extension in a product. Extension Manager CS6 will display the Creative Suite CS6 applications you installed. You can see all of the extensions installed in each product by clicking on the product. Click on any extension to display information from the extension developer about the extension and how to access it in the Creative Suite point product. Extension developers have created numerous extensions to add new functionality to the Creative Suite products. The Extension Manager makes installing these extensions simple and lets you disable, update, or uninstall extensions.
With CS6 extensions can have dependencies. For example, extension A depends on extension B and extension C. The author of the extension can specify the dependency information in the MXI file (or manifest file for CSXS extensions), such as whether the extension depends on other extensions which need to be installed and enabled for this extension to work properly. Extension Manager CS6 supports dependency checks between those extensions. When an extension is installed/enabled/disabled/removed/updated, Extension Manager CS6 will check the dependency information and ensure that the dependency chain works.
In previous versions of Extension Manager it could be hard to find an extension, especially if you had a large number of extensions installed. Extension Manager CS6 introduces "Quick Search" improve the experience. Like search features in other products(such as operating system and web browsers), "Quick Search" provides a convenient way for you to find what you want quickly. Quick search does not just seach based on the file name but on various metadata tags. It supports several filters so that you can search the keywords in a particular category, such as extension name, author name, version or description of the extension.
MXP files will be replaced by ZXP files going forward as they bring various benefits over the MXP file format. Extension Manager CS6 provides an easy way to convert them to ZXP extensions, you can find this option in the Tools menu.
Users can export a HTML file to summarize all the extensions they have installed. This extension list contains extension name, status, author name and version information. This file can be also opened with Excel or other spreadsheet software. This list could be useful for comparing extensions installed on 2 different machines, troubleshooting and more.
Extension Manager is included in the Creative Suite installer as well as the installers for the individual products it supports. The standalone Extension Manager installer is available free of charge and can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/go/em_download.
Go to the Control Panel, select "Add or Remove Programs", select "Adobe Extension Manager CS6", and click "Remove."
Go to Applications > Utilities > Adobe Installers, and double-click "Adobe Extension Manager CS6.", and follow the instructions step to step.
If you do not see the option to uninstall the Adobe Extension Manager CS6 using the methods described above you'll need to remove all CS6 products which include it as part of installation. The following products include Extension Manager CS6 - Dreamweaver CS6, Fireworks CS6, Flash Professional CS6, Illustrator CS6, InCopy CS6, InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6, Prelude CS6, and Premiere Pro CS6. Adobe Extension Manager CS6 is automatically uninstalled when all related CS6 products are removed.
Please refer to Adobe Support for late-breaking information and known issues for all Creative Suite 6 applications.
Developers who want to create extensions for the Creative Suite should download the Extension Developer SDK at Extension Developer Guide
Go to the Extension Manager User Forum to submit your questions, or share your experience of Extension Manger.