Different accounts for different apps (work/personal)

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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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Since we are all working from home now I am struggling to make the legal side as well as the technical side workout. I'm sure most of the creatives who used to Adobe Cloud services are experiencing the same issue right now:
There is a corporate-managed account which you use to produce professional work and collaborate. And also you have your own personal account where you store family photos (hey Lightroom CC!) and even freelance work (PS Cloud documents).

Since there is no way to have multiple accounts on a single machine I have to re-login each time to CC app. It's a mess because I don't want my personal data(photos) to be floating in a corporate cloud. But the reality is that and will be like that for a long time.

I think during such challenging times it's very important for Adobe to focus on providing a best-in-class work-from-home experience. Start with a hacky workaround to keep our personal life/data separate from work. Then you can build on that and develop a more stable approach.

As for the money: since I have to use my corporate adobe account I am not able to use my personal use and I feel that is a bit hostage situation - I have to pay a monthly fee so my personal data won't be deleted but I can not use any of the software.

Things I've tried:
1. Re-login each time I need to use my personal account. This does not work because all locally cached data gets deleted and then it takes ages to resync.
2. Use web-only for Lightroom CC. This is not working because it's lacking lots of features.

3. Write a script to swap all local settings including current session data (login credentials) and local cache folder contents. This is not working because I don't know all locations to swap.

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What about a second computer or laptop?

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It's desktop (I need Nvidia SLI). Unfortunately, I don't have floor space to organize the second workplace neither I have spare 2000Eur to buy hardware. I think a lot of Adobe customers experience a similar problem right now besides the kids running all around and unplugging cables 🙂

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