It is sometimes necessary to obtain a clear and concise report showing the versions of Adobe applications which are installed on a Mac OS or Windows computer. This can be done manually, but it may also be necessary to obtain this information in a text-based format for processing via a script or collecting centrally. This article describes ways in which the data can be collected.


Run the following command in the PowerShell to display a list of Adobe applications and their version numbers:

Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate | Format-Table –AutoSize | findstr Adobe

Mac OS

Run the following command in the terminal to display a list; it can be redirected to a file, or piped to another application for further processing; it is also possible to output in XML format:

system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType