Install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer

Learn how to download and install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer, including the Creative Cloud desktop app.

How to install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer

  1. Sign in at, then select Install (or Download) for the app you want to install. 

      Looking for the Creative Cloud desktop app? It installs automatically with your first app. If you prefer, you can download it directly

    Download your Creative Cloud app

      If you are using an account provided by your school or company, you can request Adobe products or services that you don't already have access to.

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

  3. Once the installer window opens, sign in to your Adobe account. The Creative Cloud desktop app launches automatically and installs your app.


    If you are already signed in to Creative Cloud on two other computers, you are prompted to sign out from any one of them. 

  4. To install more apps, select Install for the app in the Creative Cloud desktop app.


    If you're installing your app on macOS 13 Ventura, keep the Adobe Creative Cloud Login Item enabled in your Mac's System Settings. Turning this option off also closes critical Adobe processes required to support features such as auto-updates, file syncing, and notifications. Learn how to enable the Adobe Creative Cloud login items

Frequently asked questions

Your individual Creative Cloud license lets you install apps on more than one computer and activate (sign in) on two. However, you can use your apps on only one computer at a time. For more information, see On how many computers can I use my Creative Cloud subscription?

In this case, you can also sign out using your Adobe accounts page.

If you receive an "Activation limit reached" or "Sign-in failed" error, see Creative Cloud "Activation limit reached" or "Sign-in failed" error.


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