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Creative Cloud Desktop application opens for a brief moment in the system tray but just disappears without doing anything. The window for the application never opens. When I check task manager all of the Creative Cloud background processes are all running, including Creative Cloud itself. When I try to reinstall Creative Cloud the results are the same. A peculiar thing I've noticed is that the Creative Cloud Installer never actually completely closes and just runs in the background as I've noticed from task manager, even when it has "finished" installing.
I've used the Adobe CC Cleaner tool multiple times and deleted any trace of Creative Cloud before reinstalling, done numerous restarts, tried running it in compatability mode, installed the MS C++ Redistributables for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, but nothing works. The outcome is always the same.
I just want to try and install Photoshop, but Creative Cloud isn't cooperating with me. What can I do to fix this.
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I downloaded it and it seems to have successfully removed ACC from my computer. What should I do next? I'm going to try reinstalling CC in the meantime
skip to the clean install.
reset the cc desktop app: make sure it's in the foreground, then press:
Win: Ctrl + Alt + R
Mac: Cmd + Opt + R
if that fails, try to repair
if that fails go ahead and uninstall using the correct uninstaller from https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-creative-cloud-desktop-app.html#sa_src=web-mes... and then reinstall
if that fails, do a clean cc install following each applicable step:
uninstall every cc app including preferences, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-remove-app.html
then uninstall the cc desktop app, again using the correct uninstaller, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-creative-cloud-desktop-app.html#sa_src=web-mes...
clean your computer of cc files per http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html
check for, and if available, update your os
repair all ms visual c++ versions that can be repaired.
update your ms visual c++, if it can be updated
restart your computer (don't skip this)
reinstall the cc desktop app, https://creativecloud.adobe.com/apps/all/desktop?action=install&source=apps&productId=creative-cloud
if you're unable to download the cc desktop app at this stage, use the link at the bottom of the page at https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-desktop-app-download.html
use the desktop app to install your cc programs/trials
there won't be a compatibility problem if you follow the directions.
otoh, if you skipped steps, then you can expect problems which would include a compatibility issue esp. if you downloaded the cc app with win 10, then upgraded to win 11 and used the same installation file with win 11.
I have followed the steps accordingly and downloaded new installation files for downloading Creative Cloud, I don't know what else to do. Is there any sort of log file I can send?
use a different browser or clear your browser cache to download the cc desktop app and ensure you're downloading the win 11 installer.
Where can I get the Windows 11 installer?
I haven't been able to find one
The result is still the same.. I'm really trying here
using a browser that allows popups and cookies, contact adobe support by clicking here, https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen
in the chat field (lower right), type AGENT
be patient, it can take quite a while to reach a human
Welp, that somehow failed as well lmao
I stayed with a specialist for nearly 4 hours yesterday and they were about as stumped as I am, they tried everything from renaming files to changing permissions around to enabling the admin account
I uhm.. Hmm. If all else past this fails I might as well just wait until Creative Cloud gets another update and pray that the issue is resolved.
or if you're desperate, reinstalling and updating your os (after backing up your data) and then installing cc would work.
Update: I tried installing a previous version of ACC from
I installed the x64 version for recent versions of Windows 10 and beyond and it yielded the same result, however I tried downloading the 32 bit version for Windows 10, 8 and 7 and installed that and the installer ran and installed updates without any issues. It kept updating through different versions until it eventually got to the most recent version and the problem started again.
So what I can conclude from this is that it probably is a Windows 11 comparability problem with the most recent version of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Update, reinstalling it didn't work even after using the uninstaller.