Older After Effects 22.5 version appears to revert to latest 22.6 on download

Community Beginner ,
Sep 08, 2022 Sep 08, 2022

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Hi there, I'm trying to install the older version of After Effects 22.5. Everytime I uninstall version 22.6 and re-install 22.5, on trying to open the App it's reverted back to 22.6! It is so frustrating. I need the older version so I can open .FLA files within AE. Please help - I'm totally stuck :^(

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Adobe Employee , Sep 08, 2022 Sep 08, 2022

Marnooo, are you using the process listed in https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html to install After Effects 22.5?  The latest version will be fetched if you click on the install button as described in https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html.

 

If you continue to encounter problems installing After Effects version 22.5, then please begin a secure chat session at https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen to see if a co

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Community Beginner , Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

I selected auto-update under Apps and unchecked 'remove older versions' under Advanced settings. All sorted.

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Sep 08, 2022 Sep 08, 2022

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if you have a trial, you can't install previous versions.

 

if you have a subscription, embed a screenshot of the install option you're using.

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Thanks kglad - all sorted now as per Jeff's answer - it was in the Preference Settings :^)

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you're welcome, and glad you're up and running, but i'm confused.  you had to deselect "import previous settings and preferences" or you had to deselect "uninstall previous versions"

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Thanks for the update, Marnooo; I am happy to hear you got the necessary version installed!

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I selected auto-update under Apps and unchecked 'remove older versions' under Advanced settings. All sorted.

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ok, that makes more sense.

 

thanks for that information!

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Marnooo, are you using the process listed in https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html to install After Effects 22.5?  The latest version will be fetched if you click on the install button as described in https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html.

 

If you continue to encounter problems installing After Effects version 22.5, then please begin a secure chat session at https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen to see if a copy of the installation files can be made available.  Not all versions and releases are available for distribution so please be understanding if a specific release is not available for download.

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Amazing - thank you. This has worked for me. The culprit was the Preference settings :^)

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