Learn how to download and install the Creative Cloud desktop app.

How to download the Creative Cloud desktop app

  1. Go to the Creative Cloud website. Your download begins immediately.

    Download the Creative Cloud desktop app

      If you're using Windows, you may be prompted to save the downloaded file. If you're using macOS, you may be prompted to allow the download to take place.

  2. Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation:

    macOS: Creative_Cloud_Installer.dmg

    Windows: Creative_Cloud_Set-Up.exe

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete your installation. 

Note:

The Creative Cloud desktop app always installs in the default location. You cannot specify a different folder or drive.

If you still have trouble downloading or installing, you can try using a direct download link.

Follow the instructions below for your operating system:

  1. Find out which version of Windows you have (64-bit or 32-bit). If you already know this, go directly to the next step.

  2. Download the installer for your version of Windows:

    Windows 10 (64-bit onwards) 

    Download

    Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (64-bit versions)
    Download

    Windows 7 and later (32-bit versions)
    Download

      You may be prompted to save the downloaded file.

  3. Right-click the downloaded file and select Extract All.

  4. Double-click Set-up.exe in the extracted folder.

  5. If prompted, sign in to your Adobe account to begin installation. Then, follow the onscreen instructions.

    Once you have installed the Creative Cloud desktop app, it opens automatically. You can use it to install your Creative Cloud apps and much more.

  1. Find out which macOS do you have. If you already know this, go directly to the next step.

  2. Download the installer for your version of macOS:

    macOS v10.12 or later  Download

    macOS v10.11 or earlier  Download

      You may be prompted to allow the download to take place.

  3. Double-click the downloaded file to extract its contents.

  4. Double-click Install in the extracted folder.

  5. If prompted, sign in to your Adobe account to begin installation. Then, follow the onscreen instructions.

    The Creative Cloud desktop app launches automatically upon successful installation.

    Once you have installed the Creative Cloud desktop app, it opens automatically. You can use it to install your Creative Cloud apps and much more.