Install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps

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


To retain your app preferences, uninstall the current version before installing the previous version. When prompted to preserve preferences, select Keep.

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

  2. Click on the app tab, scroll down to the app you want to install and select the More actions icon  next to it.

    More option displayed within the Apps menu in the Creative Cloud desktop app
    The three dots present on each application tile open More actions drop down menu.

  3. In the drop-down list, select Other versions.

    Creative Cloud desktop app window showcasing 'Other Versions' under 'More Options'
    Click on Other versions to find the version of the application you are most comfortable with.

  4. In the list that appears, find the app version that you want to install, and select Install.

    App versions window with the older versions of the application
    Upon selecting Install, a new pop-up window will open, here select Continue.

    Your app's desired version starts getting installed.

    Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of the Creative Cloud desktop app. 

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.

For Enterprise Users

If your organization has disabled auto-updates, the auto-update option will not appear in the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  1. Select the Account icon in the upper right of the Creative Cloud desktop app, and then select Preferences.

    Preferences menu visible under Accounts on the Creative Cloud desktop app
    This will open up the Preferences window.

  2. Select the Apps tab in the sidebar and enable the Auto-update option.

    Toggle the 'Auto Update' button visible under Apps
    Switching to Auto-update will save you from manually updating each application.

  3. On the desired app, select Advanced options.

    Advanced Options can be seen after navigating to  Apps under Preferences and toggling the Auto Update button
    You can select the Advanced options for multiple applications.

  4. Deselect Remove older versions, and then select Done.

    Unselect the 'Remove Older Versions' on the Apps window
    Unselecting this option will allow the application/s to auto-update easily while keeping your desired version.


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