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While installing the Creative Cloud desktop app you might get this error -
'Adobe Creative Cloud, needed to resolve this problem, is missing or damaged'
See this link below and follow the steps to resolve the error:
If you still face problems, post in our community or contact support: https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html
Seahawksean80, what solution in this public forum discussion is allowing you to consistently resolve the damage to the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application? If the steps suggested by Brucgov in post #1 do not address the error, then please see Adobe Creative Cloud, needed to resolve this problem, is missing or damaged for steps to fix the error and utilize the Creative Cloud desktop app.
I look forward to your update on which solution allows your continued use of the Creative Cloud desktop app. If you can also indicate how often the error occurs and on which operating system, it would be appreciated.
No, I've tried all the suggested "solutions" Adobe has provided. Uninstalled Creative Cloud, shut down computer, ran the Cleaner Tool, shut down the computer, reinstalled Creative cloud, shut down. Powered on the computer again, open Illustrator (or any other CC app) and boom, same damn error message. There has to be one or two specific files on Macs that must get corrupted that Adobe should be aware of and know how to instruct paying customers to fix.
Seahawksean80, the only element that seems to often be skipped is locating and renaming the OOBE folder within the Root library folder as discussed in Adobe Creative Cloud, needed to resolve this problem, is missing or damaged .
It is still unusual for the files in this folder to be corrupted, so any additional details of what is installed on the computer that may be affecting the installed files would be appreciated Seahawksean80.
I would also recommend working directly with our support team at Contact Customer Care if you have not already done so.
The CC Cleaner tool is a good suggestion. The CC Cleaner tool may not work for this issue. It is the first thing I tried when I was first troubleshooting this issue on my machine. It didn't work for me, though ( you can see what worked for me below).
First, let me say DO NOT DELETE ALL OF YOUR ADOBE APPS. Read ahead first as what I did may work for you as well.
I started to get the same error recently (maybe after upgrading Photoshop to latest version (21.2)??). I tried to 'Repair' numerous times to no avail. Then I tried the Adobe steps
Solution 1: Repair Creative Cloud desktop app
Result: kept getting the error on restart
Solution 2: Uninstall the Creative Cloud desktop app, and then reinstall it
Result: was able to delete and reinstall first time. Still same error. Unable to delete any additional times with the message "there are other Adobe application that require CC" (or something to that effect).
Solution 3: Run the Adobe Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool
Result: again, able to clean once then not again.
Solution 4: Reinstall the Creative Cloud desktop app using an administrator account
Result: SAME RESULT AS SOLUTION 2 ABOVE
This DID NOT work for me 😞
Don't dispair, though...
The next thing I tried was to 'Clean' all of the installed adobe apps which, as I understand, would delete ALL of my installed Adobe apps. Fortunately, the process hung (spinning beach ball) and I force quit and restarted before making a BIG MISTAKE.
This is what worked for me:
This worked! Yay! (Thank you 'School House Rock' for the Interjections!) 🙂
When I logged into another user on the same system (my testing user), the same 'Repair' issue popped up. What I did to fix that user was complete steps 2 - 8 above FOR THAT USER and everything worked fine. I would think the same would work/be necessary for any other users you have on your system.
It is of import to note that I am writing this immediately following the 'fix.' I will let you know if the error rears its ugly head again and will start troubleshooting again.
Also, the same fix may work on Windows machines. I don't know where the Caches folder is (mabe 'C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\' - To clear them, you can press Windows + R to open Run window, input %temp% and click OK to open the Temp folders), or the OOBE folder (maybe 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\'). You may need to search the web to find the location of both.
Since I am not a windows user:
** I CAN MAKE NO GUARANTEES THIS IS THE CORRECT SOLUTION AND YOU TAKE THESE STEPS ON A WINDOWS MACHINE AT YOUR OWN RISK **
I would suggest to move the files in the Caches and OOBE folders to a temporary folder on the desktop instead of deleting them just in case you need them.
I hope this helps some of you (and me too). So far, so good for me.
I think it's time to start thinking about other design programs to work with since Adobe apparently doesn't give a shit about their customers who pay their bills. So, as a service to the community of designers who can't get any work done with Adobe products, here's a link alternative programs
We had a similar issue and have been working with the Adobe Development Team for the past 3 months on a solution. We have pinpointed the underlying issue due to UAC (User Access Control) settings deployed via our enterprise Group Policy as part of device hardening and security best practices. Their development team has been able to reproduce the issue in their lab and are actively working on a solution. I have been receiving private builds of the offending DLL from them and are testing it.
In the mean time, we have temporarily resolved this by reverting those users UAC settings to the default Windows settings which has resolved the issue for us.
Could be I'm facing the same issue. Would be interesting what kind of solution the development team are working on. This problem started with the new version of the Creative Cloud Desktop app on Windows. I have never had any problems before, and my IT-team have not changed anything in the UAC-policies.
I was unable to install/repair CC app, as well as uninstall it. Keep getting errors 42 and 72.
Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool solved the problem for me.
I used option 6 to remove CC app only, restarted computer and install CC app without problems.
The cleaner won't even opening for me. I'm so frustrated.
The same s***. All listed solutions useless for my case.
I have the same problem running Mac OS 10.15.3. I had Adobe suppor removing the old one and installing fresh copy of the app manager. However after a day this message started poping up again.
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I have the same problem too. Followed the kb article: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/creative-cloud-missing-damaged.html
It worked for few minutes, then error comes out again. Only when using Premier Rush. Photoshop, Acrobat Pro is fine.