Use the Creative Cloud desktop app to find and install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps. We provide installers for our current apps and the previous major version of each.

How to install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps

Follow these steps to install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps:

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Click the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Scroll down to the app you want to install and click the three-dots icon  below it.

  3. In the drop-down list, click Other Versions.

    Other versions
    Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of the Creative Cloud desktop app. 
  4. In the list that appears, find the app version that you want to install, and click Install.

    Install previous versions of Creative Cloud apps

    You are prompted to continue with the install. After you confirm, your app starts installing.

How to retain previous versions of your app

When you install a new version of a Creative Cloud app, its previous version is removed by default. However, you can set a preference to retain the previous version.
 Enterprise users: If your organization has disabled auto-updates, the auto-update option is not available in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  1. Click the gear icon  in the upper-right corner to open Preferences.

    Open Preferences
  2. Click the Apps tab in the sidebar and enable the auto-update option.

    Enable auto-update
  3. Find the app you are looking for.

  4. Click Advanced Options, and disable the Remove previous versions option from the pop-up menu.

    Remove previous versions of an app