Hello, every time i try to install Photoshop i get an error 176, even tho i am not installing the software on a network drive. My drivers are up to date, I can install any other software (Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects,..) without that issue, I can install Photoshop on my laptop but not on my desktop and I tried to install Photoshop on C: , D: and E: without success.
I'm using latest version of Windows 11 btw but i did have the same problem with older versions.
I also tried to uninstall Creative Cloud and all the methods implying to delete folders and still cant install Photoshop.
per @John T Smith's link, you need to use the cleaner or manually delete one of the adobe folders. at this point:
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
make sure C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe is empty or deleted
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 "alternative download links" 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
It worked thank you !