I'm on Windows 10. I tried opening Creative Cloud, but it is stuck at the "Loading Creative Cloud" screen, and error message saying "Creative Cloud is taking longer than usual to load. Relaunch Creative Cloud or restart your computer and try again" (see picture).
I've tried following the link here. So far I've tried:
1. Turning off CC and restarting my computer
2. Restarting my computer
3. Uninstalling and reinstalling CC
4. Deleting the OOBE files (except ANEData.db and filesync.db because Windows 10 says CC is using it), restarting computer and running CC
5. Updating my PC
None of it works.
Is there a fix to this?
first, reset the cc app:
to 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/reinstall per the above link
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, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-creative-cloud-desktop-app.html
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 install 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
thank you! i think the cleaner tool helped!
I tried everything but still no go.
I reinstalled creative cloud and its still stuck.
I also ccant uninstall other apps because creative
cloud is not working.
start with the cleaner step.
I tried all the steps you mentioned before and also the cleaner tool but it's still not working. Any more ideas how to fix this?
"uninstall every cc app including preferences"
You have to be out of your mind. And for the record, your link https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-install-stuck.html is improper. It refers to Creative Cloud desktop becoming stuck during an install or upgrade. The app is stuck upon opening, with no install or upgrade in the mix. It's unbelieveable how support here can't even read.
the recommendation for repair and the steps needed are the same.
I can't believe uninstalling every cc app is necessary, including preferences. What the heck? Not a chance!
it may not be necessary. but then again, it may be.
what did support say?
I just had a senior tech support trying all kinda stuff via remote and nothing worked. He said please wait 2 days and it will resolve by itself. wtf?
I cannot open CC with the Imac as well as my laptop.
did they say what would change in two days?
nope. Just "in 1-2 days it ussually fixes itself" lol.
Did it fix itself?
Hi - I am using an iMac (Feb 2021, Monterey 12.2) and often am unable to successfully launch Adobe CC (receiving the "Creative Cloud is taking longer than usual to load. Relaunch Creative Cloud or restart your computer and try again" message), or manually update any apps (Click on update and nothing happens). This issue occurs frequently, probably once per week and has been doing so for at least 2 years.
As mentioned above, to resolve the issue I have found the following method works OK:
This seems to solve the issue. Hopefully this info may help other users.
the oobe folder contains your cached credentials. if it regularly needs to be restored, you have something (eg, av, antimalware, cleaner, defragger etc) on your computer corrupted something ins oobe.
Didn't help me. Too bad.
I had a similar issue. Windows 10. CC appeared to be running in Task manger but I was unable to open it. Used to work fine. In the end after restarts of windows failed I just reinstalled the creative cloud basic app over the top of the existing ones and it worked again.
What do you mean by "reinstalled the creative cloud basic app over top of the existing ones"?
I've uninstalled, reinstalled, used the cleaner, shut off firewalls and antivirus, shut down everything in the task manager, restarted, power cycled my PC, cleaned my credentials, basically everything short of letting an Adobe rep take over my computer, which I really don't want to do.
Do you happen to have any malware/virus software? I had the same issue and turning malwarebytes off, then stopping CC app completely, then restarting it, allowed an update that was running to finish, and everything works now.