Creative Suite applications are not supported on macOS 10.12 (Sierra), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), and macOS 10.14 (Mojave). Therefore, many of the Creative Suite installers may not function normally on them. See the information below for available workarounds to install Creative Suite applications under macOS 10.12- 10.14.

Note:

You cannot install Creative Suite apps on macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

For a list of system requirements, and tested operating systems, see System requirements | Master Collection.

Creative Suite 6

To install Creative Suite 6 applications:

  1. Mount the Disk Image file for the Creative Suite 6 application.

  2. Open the mounted DMG file.

  3. Right-click Install.app and select Open Package Contents from the context menu.

    CS6 Install 3 Show package contents
  4. Navigate to Contents > MacOS.

  5. Double-click the Unix executable titled Install.

    CS6 Install 5 Unix Executable

A terminal window opens and initializes the installer. You are given the option to install in trial mode, utilize a serial number, or verify a Creative Cloud membership.

Creative Suite 5.5, 5, and 4

  1. Mount the Disk Image file for the Creative Suite application.

  2. Open the mounted DMG file.

  3. Right-click Install.app and select Open Package Contents from the context menu.

    Note:

    For Creative Suite 4, right-click Setup.app.

  4. Navigate to Contents > MacOS.

  5. Drag the Unix executable to the Terminal.

    Note:

    Navigate to Go > Utilities to open the Terminal window.

    Step 1 Go Utilities_v1
  6. Press return to launch the installer.

    Step 3 Hit enter