Will CS6 work if I update my software to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6?

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Jul 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018

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I have Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) installed and working on my Macbook Pro running macOS Yosemite.  I would like to upgrade to macOS High Sierra but am afraid that my Adobe CS6 applications won't work after the update.  Can someone confirm for me that they will work properly if I upgrade to High Sierra?

I know that there are discussions on this forum about new installations of CS6 on computers running High Sierra, and references to this link: Installing Creative Suite on macOS 10.12 (Sierra).  But I currently have CS6 installed on my computer and want to update my software, which may be a different situation.

Can an Adobe staff member help confirm for me whether my currently installed CS6 Suite will work if I do a software update to High Sierra from Yosemite?

Thank you

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
CS6 and earlier programs have not been tested and will not be updated for Mac El Capitan or later operating systems-which means that you try to use CS6 and earlier at YOUR risk of having problems due to Apple updates-Apple did not maintain backward compatibility with old programs in El Capitan or SierraNo Adobe staff member will be able to answer your question, because Adobe no longer supports CS6 and as I said above, CS6 has not been tested by Adobe with new Mac or Windows operating systemsProc...

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CS6 and earlier programs have not been tested and will not be updated for Mac El Capitan or later operating systems

-which means that you try to use CS6 and earlier at YOUR risk of having problems due to Apple updates

-Apple did not maintain backward compatibility with old programs in El Capitan or Sierra

No Adobe staff member will be able to answer your question, because Adobe no longer supports CS6 and as I said above, CS6 has not been tested by Adobe with new Mac or Windows operating systems

Proceed at your own risk of problems

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018

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Thanks for your help John.

Maybe a question that does have an answer is if anyone on these forums had Adobe CS6 installed on their machine and then upgraded to macOS High Sierra, and what happened?

Thanks for your help.

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New Here ,
Jan 12, 2019 Jan 12, 2019

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I have CS6 on Sierra. I upgraded to Mojave and realized it didn't work, so I'm just finishing up reinstalling Sierra. I would like to know as well if it works with High Sierra at least. My system is a bit of a mess after this 'downgrading'.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2020 Oct 24, 2020

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I installed CS6 with Sierra and then upgraded to High Sierra and it's working fine.

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New Here ,
Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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John, I am on the Mac platform and had to reinstall CS6 from scratch. We are using the application on an older Mac running High Sierra and it works great (except for Acrobat, which kept crashing until we updated it to v10.1.16).  Unfortunately, the server holding all the Mac CS6 update files has also been decommisioned by Adobe (end of life). I was able to locate "AcrobatUpd10116.dmg" and "Photoshop_CS6_13_0_6_upd.dmg", but cannot locate any of the other dmg update files. Do you have access to these other files?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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I do NOT know if this will still work, or if Adobe had removed FTP as a possibility

 

Adobe FTP site is ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/ login: anonymous pass: password

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Unfortunately, the server holding all the Mac CS6 update files has also been decommisioned by Adobe (end of life).


By @mc79499428

That's new to me. How did you get this info? Look here for more information: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/downloaded-older-app.html

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Abambo, yes the full application file dmg still exists and is available for download from Adobe (using our registered login), but once installed, the program will not update properly because the dmg update files have been decommisioned off Adobe server; the Adobe FTP servers only contain updates to two of the fifteen+ CS6 application suite programs (Acrobat and Photoshop), and these need to be run manually outside of the CS6 application (I already was able to obtain these two dmg files through another source); I think it is going to be someone uploading the rest of the dmg files from their personal backup; Adobe Technical Support advised us that CS6 has reached end-of-life regarding support and access to any update files (even though the product still works beautifully on our Mac OS running High Sierra...

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2022

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a call out to anyone who has any of the CS6 application suite "update" dmg files for Mac High Sierra, please share - thank you in advance...

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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It disgusts me that Adobe wouldn't test to ensure ALL environments, old or new. And I bet it's because they can't make more money off us if we aren't forced to buy yet again upgrades to their software—software that is soooo expensive, that unless you are employed with a great salary, you can't afford to compete.

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Adobe has neither the time nor the money to retest old products on new operating systems. Even if they did, they wouldn't update the software if it was found not to run. CS6 is about a decade old at this point.

 

None of the Creative Suites will run on any MacOS from Catalina onward. Apple changed to all 64-bit applications, and the CS products were 32-bit.

 

People have managed to get CS4-6 running on Windows up through at least 10, I think, although I don't recall how that was done. 

 

The activation servers for CS5 and CS6 are on life support. They will eventually be shut down and installing/reinstalling the CS products won't be possible anymore, although existing installations will be usable.

 

CS-CS3 cannot be installed/reinstalled at all anymore.

 

CS4 can be installed, but only on a machine that has never had CS4 installed on it (and there's no telling how long that'll be possible).

 

Adobe does offer subscription plans that, as long as you're paying, will update for each release and patch that comes out. I think the All Apps plan is about $55-60/month, but that's still far cheaper than buying the CS was.

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Adobe has the time. 

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