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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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When I can no longer afford creative cloud, will the CS6 apps downloaded from creative cloud still function after I stop my cc subscription? Also... I know I need to save InDesign files, as IMDL, but I'll be able to open CC Illustrator and Photoshop files with the older CS apps, right?

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Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Maybe yes, maybe no.  Old CS6 software is unsupported & discontinued.  There's no guarantee any of this will work on newer operating systems. 

 

Any files you created with newer software, particularly those containing modern elements that didn't exist in CS6, may not work well in legacy software. 

 

If you anticipate ending your subscription soon, be sure to save PSD copies as TIFF.  Export AI files to SVG.  SVG code can be edited in a plain code/text editor if needed.

 

CODE EDITORS:

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-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Atom (free) - https://atom.io/
-- Codespaces (free, browser-based) - https://github.com/features/codespaces
-- Nova (Mac only, formerly called Coda) - https://nova.app/
-- Pinegrow - https://pinegrow.com/
-- Sublime Text - http://www.sublimetext.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (free) - https://code.visualstudio.com/

 

Good luck!

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Actually, I misunderstood your question.  Unless you previously purchased a perpetucal license for CS6, you cannot use the software.  

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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I don't know if I had a perpetual license for CS6... I did have for CS5. 

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Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Log-in to your Adobe account and click this link https://account.adobe.com/products

 

Also, you MAY have problems with serial number programs after you end your subscription

As soon as you install any part of the Cloud, even a trial, it replaces your program management system
-if you plan to keep using a serial number program you should NOT install a Cloud program, not even a trial
-Read Cloud takes over https://community.adobe.com/t5/Get-Started/Get-off-the-cloud/td-p/8075485 for some ideas

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I don't know if I had a perpetual license for CS6... I did have for CS5. 

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Well, CS5 won't help you use CS6.   You will need the following:

1. original CS5 media (disks or downloads) you received at purchase and a way to read them,
2. a legitimate serial number for that version, language and platform (Win/Mac),
3. an older operating system that can support legacy 32-bit apps.


NOTE 1 : Creative Suite installers won't work on macOS Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave without terminal workarounds. See the help article below.
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/install-creative-suite-mac-os-sierra.html

NOTE 2: Creative Suite cannot run on Catalina or Big Sur.

NOTE 3: Legacy Creative Suite is discontinued & unsupported. Use at your own risk.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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As Nancy said, Macs are an issue with the current OS. I'm able to run CS6, but I had the software. If you do have CS6, CC will take it over, so you would need to activate it with the original key. You should be able to run CS5, if you have the disks.

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The bare minimum you will need is:

- original download or DVD for installing (no longer available)

- the original serial number for CS6

- a deep clean of your system to remove CC licensing (formatting system and reinstall may be easiest)

 

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You can use the CC Cleaner to remove the licensing certificates. I just did that, trying to fix another issue, and am now using CS6 until I can get an answer why my CC apps no longer work.

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