What does Error 205 mean? I get it when I download/run the creative cloud.exe on my laptop (Windows 7). I want to install Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Thank you...
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Error 205 indicates that your downloaded installation file became corrupted. Please try an alternate Internet connection. If you are connected wirelessly try a wired connection. If you are connected via a wired connection try a different cable.
Hi, there are a lot of URL redirections suggested on the internet but the below steps resolved the issue for me on Windows 8.1 64 bit.
1. Download the Adobe Creative Cloud setup file (this is the standard file from the default location on the adobe site)
2. Right click the downloaded setup exe, and select the compatibility tab
3. Select 'Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3)'
4. Click OK
5. Execute the setup exe
This has caused me loss of days ... i hope others do not have to go through the same experience for issues such as this.
Thank you for sharing your solution with us. It will help other users with a similar issue.
Good god, I am having similar issues, already eaten up too much of my time today. Why am I downloading a product with a name that is not the product?
I cannot select Windows SP 3, has someone got a link?
How is the cable going to cause a file to get corrupt? There is a problem with the file that Adobe has available for download. Multiple people having the SAME issue is not going to be a connection type issue, its an issue with the file itself. I tried running the file with the WinXP-SP3 compatibility turned on and got the same error. Could the staff member with Adobe please do some real research on this issue instead of just following a script?
Hi ProjectJeepMayhem, did you find any solution? I'm having the same issues...
Adobe staff.... please
Moving this forum post to a more appropriate forum for the experts here to assist you.
Non of the documentation mentioned above provides a solution to the issue ----
Its a one liner direction --- " get a new connection " is the mantra/solution to your issue. Which is ridiculous... I understand that Adobe cannot do much about this since it is a case where the Data/packets gets corrupted between Adobe server and Your computer while its being transmitted.
So Asking the customer to check the network setup is rediculous too. Instead there should be an alternate download method available.
Anyway here is the work around.
You need to setup a VPN (virtual private network) and direct all your Internet traffic through it.
There are lots of Free VPN connection available out there you can use for free. Make sure you chose a server in your country or the nearest available.
*** Also when you are trying to connect chose the sever which support L2TP/IPsec because it will be easier for you to connect just by using " vnp " as the username and the password
Look for a sever like the one circled in green --
Here is one I used
even better Why not Adobe create an Open VPN esp for cases like this !!..
I hope it helps
OMG I have been having the same issue and been on the phone with Customer Service for like a hour and a half now. I want my money back because this is ridiculous! After suggesting to me that this is a connection issue the guy said he will call me back after he speaks to the product specialist. Then says he will call back in like 30-45 minutes! What the hell do they need to talk about?
I'm sorry everyone....but I've been baffled for weeks and couldn't get Photoshop to work AT ALL!!! I kept getting the error message 205. Even called support to no avail after being on the phone with them for almost 2 hours they told me they'd have to get further technical assistance. Still haven't heard from them and it's 3 days later. I followed the instructions of ENginejhammer and lo and behold....viola!!!! It worked. I already had a vpn so I just connected and got right into Photoshop. Thank you ENginejhammer...YOU ROCK! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
Craaaappppp! Cant even install the product, let alone use it. This is bad. Come on Adobe sort out this shit.
No, I am not setting up a VPN
or you can try downloading the creative cloud desktop app first. i struggled with this problem and realised i just had to get the CC desktop app ^^'
Bumping an older topic, I am having problems with the error 205. I have successfully installed the Creative Cloud (Photoshop and Lightroom) on one computer already. I am trying to do it on a second machine, same home network, identical laptop, and am not getting it to work. I have used both Chrome and Firefox, still getting error 205, even with the SP3 compatability option.
For two, to echo another user above, I feel like forcing me to set up a VPN is absurd. Any further advice here would be great.
If you guys still have issues or does not want to setup a VPN connection --- you can download the individual product installers from here // ProDesignTools: Adobe® Developments in Focus // But you will still need to fix your connection or get a VPN to update your products.
So far I've tried downloading the CC app through multiple browsers, the Adobe page, and I even set up the VPN network to download the CC app file. NOTHING WORKED.
I tried downloading CC, but got error 205. I had my connection running through a UPS. Plugged cable in direct and had no further issues.
Hey, Mac user here.
Just wanted to share that I tried several things (deleting files on adobe folders, using the adobe cleaner, booting in safe mode, et al).
It worked by using another connection (was my wifi, used the 4G).
I was getting this same error, contacted Adobe for help, and they provided this solution (it worked):
1- Download an run Adobe Cleaner:
Select just Creative Cloud, then press Clean Selected
2- Download Creative Cloud following these steps:
Choose download at the upper/right corner
run the setup and install Creative Cloud as usual.
Everything working fine around here, no VPN needed.
I hope it helps!