Your Adobe Creative Cloud account comes with online storage so that your assets are available to you anywhere and on any device or computer. You can preview many creative asset types directly in a web browser on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. These asset types include: PSD, AI, INDD, JPG, PDF, GIF, PNG, Photoshop Touch, and many others.

The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application keeps all the assets in sync. Any additions, modifications, or deletions are reflected on all connected computers and devices. For example, if you upload an .ai asset using the Creative Cloud Assets page, it is automatically downloaded on all connected computers.

 

Browse assets

Your Creative Cloud assets include files synced with your desktop, assets created using Creative Cloud–enabled mobile apps, and Creative Cloud libraries. You can browse all of these assets using the Creative Cloud Assets page, which organizes assets as follows:

  • Files: Shows assets synced with Creative Cloud Files directory on your desktop.
  • Libraries: Shows design libraries created by you.
  • Mobile Creations: Shows assets created using Creative Cloud enabled mobile apps.
  • Prototypes & Specs: Shows the prototypes and design specs you created in Adobe XD.
  • Shared with You (BETA): Shows the folders, and prototypes and design specs shared with you.
  • Deleted: Shows your deleted Creative Cloud Files assets.

Note:

You can browse all your assets in the Files category using the current Creative Cloud assets page. Future updates to this page may feature integrating other file categories, such as mobile creations and libraries. Until then, you can switch to the previous website to browse your assets using these categories.

Browse assets

When you click an asset category, you can sort your assets by filename or date modified.

Sort assets by filename or date

Search Assets

  • On the Assets website, the Search box is displayed at the top of the window. Type your search term or keyword in the box and press Enter.

    Search assets

    Note:

    To search for all files with a particular extension, such as .txt or .png, type the extension in the box and then press the Enter key.

  • The Search Results display matching files from all the folders and sub-folders of your assets.

    Search results

Sync or upload assets

To sync assets from your computer, do one of the following:

  • Copy, paste, or move assets to the Creative Cloud Files directory on your desktop.
  • In an app, choose File Save or File Save As and navigate to the Creative Cloud Files directory.

Note:

To open the Creative Cloud Files directory from the Creative Cloud desktop app, select Assets Files and click Open Folder.

Filenames that contain special characters such as |, ", ?, <, >, /, *, or : are not synced. Neither do files with reserved names, such as AUX or Com1. If you receive an error, rename the asset filename to sync it to Creative Cloud. For more information, see Error: "Unable to sync assets."

Also, you can upload assets directly to the Creative Cloud Assets page using any of the following methods.

Actions menu on the Creative Cloud Assets page

Upload and manage your assets on Creative Cloud using the Upload Files button on the Creative Cloud Assets page.

Drag and drop assets

 

Drag-and-drop assets from your desktop to the Creative Cloud Assets page.


Replace an asset

(Applicable only to files) Uploading a file again creates a version of it and replaces the existing file with a new one. Creative Cloud keeps a copy of every change you make to a file.

To replace a file, using the Creative Cloud Assets page, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the file.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the in-context menu for the asset, select Upload New Version.
    • Select the file, click , and choose Upload New Version.
    • Open the file for viewing. Then, click  and choose Replace.

Manage assets

Rename an asset

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the file or folder that you want to rename.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the in-context menu for the asset, select Rename.
    • Select an asset and click the Rename icon .
  3. Type a new name for the asset and click Save.

    Rename file or folder

Move assets to another folder

  1. On the Assets website, select the files or folders that you want to move to a different folder.

  2. Click the Move icon .

  3. In the contextual dialog box that appears, do one of the following:

    • Choose the desired folder and click Move Here.
    • To create a folder, click  in the lower-left corner. Then, specify a name for the folder and click Create New Folder.

Copy an asset

  1. On the Assets website, select the files or folders that you want to copy.

  2. Click the Copy icon .

  3. In the contextual dialog box that appears, do one of the following:

    • Choose the desired folder and click Copy Here.
    • To create a folder, click  in the lower-left corner. Then, specify a name for the folder and click Create New Folder.

Delete assets

Deleting a file, library element, or mobile creation is a two-step process. You first delete it temporarily and then permanently from the Deleted folder for its category on the Assets website.

You can delete files on your desktop, from within the Assets website, and from a Creative Cloud-enabled mobile app. You can even use OS commands to delete assets from the Creative Cloud Files directory on your desktop.

All asset deletions are synced with your Creative Cloud account. Deleted assets continue to occupy online storage. Permanently deleting the assets frees up your storage quota.

Delete an asset from within the Assets website

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the file that you want to archive.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the in-context menu for the asset, select Delete.
    • Select one or more assets and click the Delete icon .

    Creative Cloud moves the asset to the Deleted folder.

    Delete an asset
    Delete an asset

Permanently delete assets

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the Deleted folder.

  2.  Do one of the following:

    • From the in-context menu for the asset, select Permanently Delete.
    • Select the assets that you want to delete forever and click the Permanently Delete icon .
  3. When prompted to confirm, click Permanently Delete again.

Restore assets

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the Deleted folder.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the in-context menu for the asset, select Restore.
    • Select the assets that you want to restore. Then click the Restore icon .

Storage plans and quota

The storage quota depends on your Creative Cloud membership.

Membership plan Free storage quota
Free 2 GB
Creative Cloud (Photography) 20 GB
Creative Cloud (Single App and All Apps) 100 GB
Creative Cloud for teams 100 GB

You can view your storage status on the lower-left corner of the Creative Cloud Assets page.

Creative Cloud syncs up to 1 GB of overflow from any device. After that, the Creative Cloud desktop app stops syncing new assets and notifies you that you are over quota. A red exclamation point marks any assets that are unable to upload. You can still move, rename, or delete assets. To continue to sync assets, permanently delete other assets to free up space.

Note:

A small portion of storage is used for administrative purposes. Therefore, the actual storage space is slightly less than allocated. It varies from 100 KB to 500 KB based on the number of user assets.

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