Adobe CS6 not working [on macOS Big Sur]?

New Here ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

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? 

 

Thanks!

TOPICS
CC FAQ, Creative Cloud, Installation

Views

338

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

CS6 will not work AT ALL on Mac BS

 

I do NOT know if these revert to older links will work with BS
https://macpaw.com/how-to/downgrade-from-catalina or
https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/downgrade-macos-3581872/

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. Very helpful!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

CS6 (from 2012) will not work at all on macOS Catalina or Big Sur, because Apple dropped all support for 32-bit programs:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-catalina.html

 

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!

 

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

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.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi @defaultznu1omdixc4q,

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. 

 

MODERN OPTIONS:
Elements, PsE or PrE  (approx $100, no subscription needed)
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan -- approx $10/month for 12 months. Includes the very latest versions of these great products & services:
-- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad
-- Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web
-- Lightroom Classic
-- Portfolio website + hosting
-- Spark with premium features
-- Bridge
-- 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB).
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps (31 + apps & services) or CC Single Apps Plans
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

=============
Beware of fake Adobe reps who may contact you privately offering to sell you software or take control of your computer. It's a scam, run away!  CS6 is not legally sold by any vendor or retailer in any country now.
=============
3 Easy Ways to Identify Genuine Adobe Staff
https://tinyurl.com/10791730

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines