Keeping old version of Adobe After Effects when updating to new

New Here ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Hi!

When updating Adobe After Effects to the latest version is it possible to keep the old version on the computer at the same time without having to reinstall?

 

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Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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You have to use the Creative Cloud app to install all available versions of all Creative Cloud apps. You have to pay attention to the interface when upgrading to make sure previous versions are not erased. You can also install previous versions of any current release by clicking on the three dots to the right of the app name and choosing an earlier version.

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Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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Thanks, but I know this. I'm trying to do an update without having lose my previous version because I'm trying to elevate reinstalling it from scratch.

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Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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In the Adobe CC application manager, go to Preferences, click on the Apps tab in the let column, find After Effects and uncheck the "Remove Older Versions" checkbox.

 

 

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Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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Hello Andrew,

As you can see from my screenshot, after clicking on the "Apps" tab in the let column, there is After Effects app or any other app, so I am unable to uncheck the "Remove Older Versions" checkbox.

 

I don't know if working on a MAC has anything to do with it, but I'm using the latest Adobe CC application manager (version 5.6.0.788.2)

 

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Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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Annoyingly, the options in my post above are only available if you turn on Auto Update.

 

If you don't want to use Auto Update, you have to manually choose to retain older versions each time you update.  Click on the blue Update button for each available application update, and then select the checkboxes appropriate.

 

Note - you can't use the Update All button, you have to do the updates one by one.  If you use Update All you won't get the option to save older versions. 

 

It's quite a clumsy setup - there should just be a universal preference to select - but it is what it is.

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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Thank you. I was able to succeed execute it. 

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