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.

If you're using Creative Cloud for enterprise with managed services, see:


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

Mobile Creations

shows assets created using Creative Cloud enabled mobile apps

Libraries

shows design libraries created by you

Browse assets

When you click an asset category, it expands to show subcategories, if any. For example, assets under Files are further organized as All, Shared, and Archived.
 

Assets options

You can manage assets created using Creative Cloud mobile apps and Creative Cloud Libraries in a similar way. The Mobile Creations and Libraries categories also have Archived sections, where you can view your deleted content and restore it.

For information about libraries, see Creative Cloud Libraries.

All: Shows all assets synced with the Creative Cloud Files

Shared: Shows assets shared between you and other Creative Cloud users

Archived: Shows your deleted Creative Cloud Files assets


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.

Sync or upload files

Note:

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 file name to sync it to Creative Cloud. For more information, see Error: "Unable to sync assets."

Additionally, 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 Actions menu 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 and open the file for viewing.
  2. Select Actions > Replace or drag the file from the folder to the browser window.
Note: The new file must be of the same type as the file being replaced. For example, you can't replace a .PSD file with a .AI file.
 
For information on versioning, see Versioning FAQs.

Archive and delete assets

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

  • You can archive 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.
  • You can archive mobile creations from within the Assets website and from some Creative Cloud-enabled mobile apps.
  • You can archive library elements only from within the Assets website.

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

Archive an asset from within the Assets website

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the file, mobile creation, or library element that you want to archive.
  2. From the in-context menu for the asset, select Archive.

    Creative Cloud moves the asset to the Archived folder for its category. For example, mobile creations are moved to Mobile Creations > Archived while library elements are moved to Libraries > Archived.
Delete files
Archive an asset (example shown: library element)

Restore assets

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the Archived page for the relevant category: Files > Archived, Mobile Creations > Archived, or Libraries > Archived.
  2. Select the assets that you want to restore.
  3. Click Restore. When prompted to confirm, click Restore again.

Permanently delete assets

  1. On the Assets website, navigate to the Archived page for the relevant category: Files > Archived, Mobile Creations > Archived, or Libraries > Archived.
  2. Select the assets that you want to delete forever.
  3. Click Permanently Delete. When prompted to confirm, click Permanently Delete again.

Storage plans and quota

The storage quota depends on your Creative Cloud membership.

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

You can view your storage status from the Files tab under Assets panel of the Creative Cloud for desktop app or on the Settings page of the Creative Cloud Activity page.

Storage status on the Creative Cloud desktop app
Storage status on the Creative Cloud desktop app

Storage status on Settings page
Storage status on Settings 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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