Learn how to download and install Creative Cloud desktop app.

How to download Creative Cloud desktop app

Creative Cloud desktop app lets you download, install, and update your Creative Cloud apps. Follow the instructions below to download and install the app.

  1. Click the Download button.

    Download Creative Cloud desktop app from adobe.com
    Download Creative Cloud desktop app from adobe.com
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Try the following steps if you are unable to download Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app from adobe.com:

  1. To get started, simply click one of the download links below and save the file on your machine.

    a) Double-click the downloaded file to extract its contents.

    b) To start the installation, double-click Set-up.exe from the extracted folder.

    a) Double-click the downloaded file to extract its contents.

    b) To start the installation, double-click Install from the extracted folder.


  2. The installation starts. You can see the progress of your installation.

    Install Creative Cloud desktop app
    Install Creative Cloud desktop app
  3. Sign in with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account.

Creative Cloud desktop app is installed successfully on your system. Now easily browse, install, launch, and manage any Creative Cloud app or service.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn how to download Creative Cloud individual apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and many others, see Download and install your Creative Cloud apps.

No, the desktop applications in Creative Cloud, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, are installed directly on your computer. So, you don’t need an ongoing Internet connection to use them.

An Internet connection is required the first time you install and license your apps. But, you can use the apps in offline mode with a valid software license. The desktop apps attempt to validate your software licenses every 30 days.

Annual members can use the apps for up to 99 days in offline mode. Month-to-month members can use the software for up to 30 days in offline mode.

It is not possible to choose a different folder for the installation of Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app. The Creative Cloud desktop app, shared resources, and files always get saved in the same disk partition that contains the operating system. However, you can choose a different folder for the installation of most Creative Cloud applications, and for Creative Cloud Sync location.

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