CS6 on Catalina?

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Apr 18, 2021 Apr 18, 2021

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I was looking to upgrade my macbook to Catalina OS. I am aware that 32-bit Adobe programs will not work, but that 64-bit programs will. With that said, as the process started, I got a warning that my Adobe Illustrator CS-6 will no longer work with the upgrade. But Illustrator CS-6 is 64-bit so now I'm super confused. And I definitely don't want to lose Illustrator. Has anyone gone through the upgrade and been fine?  [Link removed as per forum guidelilnes.]

 

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Apr 18, 2021 Apr 18, 2021

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[Moderator moved from Account, Payment & Plan to Download & Install.]

 

CS6 is nearly a decade old now.  The installers and utilities are 32-bit.  So it won't install much less run on Catalina or Big Sur architecture.  Too much has changed.  Sorry. 

 

You could buy an old used Mac and dedicate it to CS6 legacy software.  Or you can pony up for new software, your choice. 

 

Creative Cloud is by subscription only -- either month-to-month for $32/mo which you can cancel anytime or annually which is $21/month for 12 months.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

Your other option is to use modern software from a competitor like Sketch, CorelDRAW, Affinity Designer or Inkscape.

 

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Catalina changed LOTS of things and was designed to block all apps older than 2019. 64-bit is just the easiest and simplest to explain. If you want a new system, you will need to budget for all new apps. It's part of the Joy Of Mac.

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Thanks. but this time I have enough budget to perform this action.

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Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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It's important to keep your system, hardware and apps from the same "generation". If you try to mix old apps and new systems, or new apps and old systems, you may have terrible problems. (In this case, so terrible, they don't mix at all).

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