Learn how to download and install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer or device.

How to install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer

When you download your first app, the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app installs first. You can use the Creative Cloud desktop app to install other Creative Cloud apps, set preferences, manage your Creative Cloud files, and more.

  1. Sign in to the Creative Cloud website.

  2. Click Download for the app you want to install. 

    Download Creative Cloud apps
    Download Creative Cloud apps
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to begin installation.

  4. 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 two other computers, you are prompted to sign out from any one of them. 


 To install more apps, click Install in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

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 a Creative Cloud "Activation limit reached" or "Sign-in failed" error, see Creative Cloud "Activation limit reached" or "Sign-in failed" error.

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