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Short on space, so bought an M.2 - re-install options?

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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So my SSD drive is small and often gets down to under 5Gb of free space!

 

Today I have bought an M.2 drive (hopefully it will be recognised by my motherboard)  which I want to put my current Adobe CC package on.

 

Do I simply unistall all Adobe programmes and then just download them again and re-install? I assume simply copying everything in the Adobe folder to the new drive would cause loading problems?

 

Wil I need a new activation code or will it recognise my CC package automatically?

 

Thanks in adance.

 

Paul.

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Community Expert , May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

uninstall every cc app including preferences, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-remove-app.html

 

 open the cc application, click file>preferences>apps>and change the install location (to a non-root folder on your new local hard drive).

 

install the programs you wanted to move.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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uninstall every cc app including preferences, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-remove-app.html

 

 open the cc application, click file>preferences>apps>and change the install location (to a non-root folder on your new local hard drive).

 

install the programs you wanted to move.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Thank you. I will do that tonight once I put the M.2 in place.

 

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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you're welcome.

 

p.s. while @Peru Bob's recommendations are generally good, in this case, to not uninstall your cc desktop app/clean etc unless there's a problem with your currently installed cc app (especially if it recognizes your newly installed hard drive after installing it and restarting your computer).

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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I have changed the deafult install location under >FILE   >Apps to my "G" drive to re-install the CC package but even though it says "INstall Location Changed" it still goes and tries to install back on my C drive.

 

What can I do?

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Is it because I said "Keep" preferences?

 

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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follow each applicable step (eg, my understanding is you can't uninstall any app because they're all uninstalled):


uninstall every cc app including preferences, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-remove-app.html


then uninstall the cc desktop app, again using the correct uninstaller, https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/uninstall-creative-cloud-desktop-app.html#sa_src=web-mes...


clean your computer of cc files per http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html


check for, and if available, update your os


repair all ms visual c++ versions that can be repaired.


update your ms visual c++, if it can be updated


restart your computer (don't skip this)


redownload and reinstall the cc desktop app, https://creativecloud.adobe.com/apps/all/desktop?action=install&source=apps&productId=creative-cloud


if you're unable to download the cc desktop app at this stage, use the link at the bottom of the page at https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-desktop-app-download.html
use the desktop app to install your cc programs/trials

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Fantastic, all done, all now on my M.2 drive.

 

Next question - the re-install now shows the first image when I start PS, but I want it showing that - I want the screen centre not to show anything as I want to work my way to where I want to go. How do I set the preferences to just show the second start point.

 

Also, when I zoom out an image it shrinks to a smaller place and goes to the left rather than staying (snapping) central to the workspace. How can I set it to stay central please.

 

Thanks all in advance.

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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