Use the Creative Cloud desktop app to find the apps you’ve purchased. If you’ve downloaded any individual Creative Cloud app, the Creative Cloud desktop app should have automatically downloaded and installed at the same time.

Find your Creative Cloud desktop app

Locate your Creative Cloud desktop app by clicking on the Creative Cloud icon in the taskbar (Windows) or Apple menu bar (Mac OS).

You can also use your computer’s search tool to locate the Creative Cloud desktop app.

If you can’t find the Creative Cloud desktop app on your computer, learn how to download it.

Install your apps

  1. Open your Creative Cloud desktop app. If you aren’t automatically signed in, sign in using your Adobe ID and password.

  2. Go to the Apps section of the Creative Cloud app.

    In the Installed section you will see all the Creative Cloud apps that are already on your device.

    If the one you want isn’t there yet, scroll down to the Find additional apps section to find it. Depending on whether you have purchased the app or are using a free trial the button might say Install or Try.

  3. Click the button on the app you want to install. Your app will begin to install, and when complete, you’ll see it in the Installed section.

  4. Once the install is finished, click on the Start Trial or Open button to launch the app.

Install previous versions

  1. Open your Creative Cloud desktop app on your computer. If you aren’t automatically signed in, sign in using your Adobe ID and password.

  2. In the Find Additional Apps section, click All Apps and choose View Previous Versions.

  3. Scroll to the app you want to download and click the Install menu. Choose an available version to install.

    Note:

    When you install a new Creative Cloud app it removes previous versions of the app on your computer. If you want to keep previous versions installed, click Advanced Options and deselect the Remove old versions check box in the Update Confirmation dialog box.

    Previous product versions do not overwrite existing versions. You can have two versions of the same app running simultaneously on your computer.

Check for updates

The Creative Cloud desktop app tells you when updates are available for your installed apps. You can check for updates manually by following these steps:

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app, and click the gear icon in the top right corner.

  2. Choose Check for App Updates from the pop-up menu. You can also press Ctrl+Alt+R (Windows) or Command+Option+R (Mac OS) to refresh the Creative Cloud desktop app and check for updates.

  3. The Apps panel will be updated to show all available updates.

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