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is there a workaround the Case-sensative volumes not supported error 22? I do not want to reformat my OS drive and have to rebuild my whole system just to run my expensive Adobe products
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you can install the apps on another drive, but the cc desktop app has to be installed on the os drive.
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Ok, Great. I'll try that and let you know if that works out. I really appreciate the tip.
I can't seem to find the non-CC version of the software. Is there a special place to download those? When I try to load the apps that get downloaded via CC onto my Non-Case Sensitive external, I'm getting the same error? Please advise.
There is no non-CC version of the apps. Nobody has ever reported finding a workaround for this. You could set up a new system with dual boot I guess.
there are files for cc apps, that don't require the cc desktop app, for installation, but then you lose the ability to specify installation location. ie, you have to find a way to install the cc desktop app on your os drive. then you can use one of the preference settings to specify a drive for cc app installation.
you can download the cc desktop app installation file using the "alternative download links" at the bottom of the page at https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-desktop-app-download.html
but how to get that installed on your computer i do not know.
I am sorry, Samuelt, but Adobe desktop applications have never supported case-sensitive file systems on Mac OS. Please see https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/error-case-sensitive-drives-supported.html for more information on updating the file system to a compatible format.
Yes, so I ended up just reformating the drive and rebuilding my system. Now without the case sensitive format I can use my Adobe products. Not exactly the answer I wanted, but it was the answer. Thanks!
Thank you for the update, Samuel! Please share your experience with others who may be setting up a new computer running macOS. Sometimes the computers are pre-configured with a case-sensitive file system.
Apple's Disk utility referenced in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210898 can verify the file system utilized and reformat the drive to a file system compatible with Adobe and other Mac applications. This process should be performed before running the Migration Assistant or applying any system updates.
For Apple Silicon computers, see https://community.adobe.com/t5/download-install-discussions/can-i-run-my-adobe-apps-on-apple-compute... for other helpful tips for running Adobe apps on the new Apple processors.