Hello, I purchased CS6 back in 2013 and installed it via the CD ROM (I know how this sounds, lol). I recently updated my MacBook to the newest Mac software and now programs like Photoshop and Ilustrator will not open. When I click on them I get a message that says:
"The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information."
I know Adobe has moved towards the "Creative Cloud" platform. Is there any hope for me? Do I need my old registration number to figure this out so I can still use CS6 on my Macbook?
CS6 will not work AT ALL on Mac BS
I do NOT know if these revert to older links will work with BS
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. Very helpful!
CS6 (from 2012) will not work at all on macOS Catalina or Big Sur, because Apple dropped all support for 32-bit programs:
Unless you can find a way to run a different release of macOS, you are out of luck on using Creative Suite with either of those versions – sorry!
If you want this ever to work again you need to go back to a supported system for CS6. You can't mix and match, choosing to have the gadgets of the latest system yet still running old (and excellent) apps.
You've reached that dreaded fork in the road where your computer isn't compatible with old software anymore. You can thank Apple for this as MS Win users don't have the same problem. Option #1: Revert to an old OS. Option #2: Get new software.
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