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Dreamweaver worked perfecty until I upgraded my OS to Big Sur (Mac).  Do you have a fix to make it work?

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
>fix to make it work? Yes... revert your Mac to a compatible operating system I do NOT know if these revert to older links will work with BS https://macpaw.com/how-to/downgrade-from-catalina or https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/downgrade-macos-3581872/

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
CS5 is discontinued & unsupported so no, there is no fix.  CS5 will never work on Catalina or Big Sur.  It's too old. OPTION 1:  Find and dedicate an old computer with Mojave on it to your decade-old legacy software. And NEVER upgrade that machine again. OPTION 2: Get modern software that's compatible with Big Sur and beyond. Photoshop Elements or Premier Elements (approx $100, no subscription needed). https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html Creative Cloud Photography Plan (...

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LEGEND , Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
Big Sur blocked ALL apps older than 2019. Your budget needed to cover buying all apps again.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
If you're interested,  you can install a virtual machine to support other operating systems.  Parallels 17 didn't exist when Big Sur came out. It just arrived last month in preparation for Apple Monterey (due out later this year).  Also Parallels is not freeware. It costs about 80 euros/yr.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021

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>fix to make it work?

 

Yes... revert your Mac to a compatible operating system

 

I do NOT know if these revert to older links will work with BS
https://macpaw.com/how-to/downgrade-from-catalina or
https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/downgrade-macos-3581872/

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021

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CS5 is discontinued & unsupported so no, there is no fix.  CS5 will never work on Catalina or Big Sur.  It's too old.

 

OPTION 1:  Find and dedicate an old computer with Mojave on it to your decade-old legacy software. And NEVER upgrade that machine again.

 

OPTION 2: Get modern software that's compatible with Big Sur and beyond.


Photoshop Elements or Premier Elements (approx $100, no subscription needed).
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan (approx $10/month for 12 months). Includes the following:
- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad
- Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web
- Lightroom Classic
- Portfolio website + hosting
- Spark with premium features
- Bridge
- 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps (51 + apps & services) and Single Apps Plans
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

Hope that helps.

 

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Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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LEGEND ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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Big Sur blocked ALL apps older than 2019. Your budget needed to cover buying all apps again.

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Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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They did not block all apps. Most of my apps still work.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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Then your apps are NOT older than 2019. Anyway, CS5, CS6 are dead for you.

I don't see how you could have purchased CS5 just a few years ago - it has not been sold for more than 9 years (Cs6 replaces it in 2012). CS5 support ended in 2015 - 6 years before Big Sur.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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I first purchased Dreamweaver LONG before it was owned by Adobe. When I upgraded my OS it no longer worked. I had to search for it, and found that it had been sold to Adobe. So, I purchased it a second time a few years ago. It is online and you can purchase it. Now when I update again, it no longer works. I am not happy that they want me to buy it a THIRD time. Not happy at all. Consequently, I will look for something else that is more affordable.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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I first purchased Dreamweaver LONG before it was owned by Adobe.

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@Carol Eiben,

I'm afraid that's ancient history.  Macromedia went out of business in 2006.  Adobe stopped making Creative Suite in 2013. It hasn't been sold legally for many years.  

 

All software has an expected shelf-life of 2-3 years beyond which you're using it at your own risk. There's no such thing as "forever software."  Every product no matter who makes it has an end of life date. 

 

Apple began transitioning to 64-bit hardware and software technology over a decade ago.  And Apple gave Mac owners plenty of advanced warning that legacy 32-bit apps would stop working beyond Mojave.  See Apple's statement below.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

 

MODERN 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/

Hope that helps.  Good luck with your new computer.

 

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

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LEGEND ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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Apple regularly change macOS to block all old apps. This is what you buy into. It's all part of the joy of Mac ! Of course, software makers enjoy selling the upgrades, but they don't enjoy all the time and money they have to put into standing still, when they could be developing new features. But no reason to think all that work should be free because you want Apple's new goodies and don't want to pay software developers...

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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My new OS was free.

Several of my 'fixes' were free so they would work with the new OS.

Not so for Microsoft or Adobe. Very poor credibility, thus time to look elsewhere.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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CS5 is over 10 years old, and as has been said, support stopped long ago

 

As I said, an old program requires an old operating system

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LEGEND ,
Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021

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"My new OS was free." That is not an excuse for being reckless. You seem to demand that people do their work for free. Good luck with that approach to life.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 26, 2021 Sep 26, 2021

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That was a rude response. I had good reason to upgrade my OS, and have actually avoided it for a long time. I knew Microsoft would not work afterward, but did not know about Adobe until AFTER I upgraded. Adobe's website appears to still sell CS5, thus I thought there was an upgrade somewhere. That is why I asked. I thought I just missed it.

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Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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Some of the other apps have updates. One I had to purchase all over again. Doesn't seem fair to me. I purchased Dreamweaver just a few years ago and now you want me to purchase it again.  There should be a discount or a free update.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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You said "Dreamweaver worked perfecty until..."

 

You made the choice to upgrade your operating system, so if you want to continue to use that decade old program you need to keep using a decade old operating system... Adobe did not do anything to make CS5 stop working, that was Apple

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 26, 2021 Sep 26, 2021

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Adobe needs professionals that respond in a respectful manner to questions.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 26, 2021 Sep 26, 2021

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This isn't abour respect. You want Adobe to have people that will give you a different answer. WARNING: you may hear from people who claim to be from Adobe and who DO give a different answer. This often happens. They are scammers. If you reply to them your problems will be just beginning, please be careful...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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If you're interested,  you can install a virtual machine to support other operating systems. 

 

Parallels 17 didn't exist when Big Sur came out. It just arrived last month in preparation for Apple Monterey (due out later this year).  Also Parallels is not freeware. It costs about 80 euros/yr.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Sep 26, 2021 Sep 26, 2021

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I've never heard of Parallels.

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>When I upgraded my OS it no longer worked.

>Now when I update again, it no longer works

 

Since you had experience with an Apple upgrade causing a program to stop working, you should have checked for compatibility before upgrading again

 

Over on the Windows side Microsoft does a much better job of allowing for old programs... I still use Acrobat Pro 9 that is dated 6-12-2008... installed on Windows 7 and still works after installing Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10

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Sep 26, 2021 Sep 26, 2021

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I did look to see what would stop working - Apple had a warning. I don't remember seeing Adobe on the list.

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Sep 26, 2021 Sep 26, 2021

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Apple's statement applies to ALL software.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

"Starting with macOS Catalina, 32-bit apps are no longer compatible with macOS."

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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COntact apple support https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

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Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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Thank you very much. I did exactly what that article suggested (contact app developer to see if there is an update or one planned). Evidently not with adobe. Just wish their people were more polite in their responses.

 

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