Starting with Creative Cloud 2015, the Extension Manager is no longer available to install add-ons and extensions for Adobe applications. Add-ons are now installed through the Creative Cloud desktop application. To install third-party extensions, you can use the Extension Manager (ExMan) command-line tool.
As the add-ons are installed automatically, you receive notifications. If you do not see the notifications, go to My Add-ons to install your add-on. If the add-on has been installed but you don't see it in the application, uninstall and then reinstall the add-on:
- Go to My Add-ons, find the add-on name, and click Remove.
- Reinstall the add-on as in steps 1 and 2 above.
To verify whether the add-on has been installed, open the web page for the add-on and see the section Where to find it.
If you have issues installing add-ons, download the ZXP file using the link Download Using Extension Manager under Where to find it. Then, follow the steps in Install third-party extensions.
You can install extensions using the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app or the ExMan command-line utility. Choose your operating system below and follow the steps to install extensions. For more information, see Working from the command line.
Install third-party extensions through ZXP files using the ExMan command-line tool. If you do not have the ZXP file, contact the extension vendor.
Before you begin, make sure that your version of the application supports the extension.
In the command prompt, navigate to the folder containing your extracted files. In our example, the location is C:\Exmancmd_Win. To navigate to this location, run the command cd C:\Exmancmd_Win.
Commands are case-sensitive. When using the command-line tool, make sure you maintain uppercase and lowercase letters for the text you type.
On Mac OS, use the Terminal application to install extensions. Remember that commands are case-sensitive.
If you run into permission issues, you can run the command using elevated privileges. Prefix sudo to the command. For example, in this case, use sudo ./Contents/Mac OS/ExManCmd --install .zxp.
Enter your password at the prompt and press Enter. It's possible that you won't see the cursor moving or the text being entered as you type.