Memory leak in Creative Cloud.exe

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May 26, 2020

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I have a problem that I'm unsuccessfully trying to resolve with Adobe support (Seniors and Leads) for over a month now. 

 

On a DELL Presicion desktop workstation, after installing the current version of Creative Cloud on a freshly installed Windows 10 with current updates, Creative Cloud.exe starts and within tens of seconds, eats all 16GB of my RAM. To the point that applications crash and even graphical drivers need reloading. All I can do is to shoot down the process before the system becomes unresponsive. 

 

Yes, we tried installing CC in several ways, both with the online-dowloading installer as well as with the offline installer.

 

I had a clue that this could be tied to my system being 7 years old, although it would be a surprise considering that it was still powerful enough and was running CC for years. After a month spent on support calls from Adobe without any result, I finally got a new Precision today. Note that this is an ISV-certified workstation designed to work with Adobe products. You guessed right - on a fresh installation of Windows, completely the same problem. 

 

Did anyone else had a problem like this? I really don't know what else to do... needless to say that having this problem for over a month has an impact on me being able to do my job. 

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Memory leak in Creative Cloud.exe

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I have a problem that I'm unsuccessfully trying to resolve with Adobe support (Seniors and Leads) for over a month now. 

 

On a DELL Presicion desktop workstation, after installing the current version of Creative Cloud on a freshly installed Windows 10 with current updates, Creative Cloud.exe starts and within tens of seconds, eats all 16GB of my RAM. To the point that applications crash and even graphical drivers need reloading. All I can do is to shoot down the process before the system becomes unresponsive. 

 

Yes, we tried installing CC in several ways, both with the online-dowloading installer as well as with the offline installer.

 

I had a clue that this could be tied to my system being 7 years old, although it would be a surprise considering that it was still powerful enough and was running CC for years. After a month spent on support calls from Adobe without any result, I finally got a new Precision today. Note that this is an ISV-certified workstation designed to work with Adobe products. You guessed right - on a fresh installation of Windows, completely the same problem. 

 

Did anyone else had a problem like this? I really don't know what else to do... needless to say that having this problem for over a month has an impact on me being able to do my job. 

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Jun 19, 2020

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This problem is still unresolved, despite my numerous reminders to Adobe. I do not even have any information about the progress. At least for ten times now, Adobe has promised to contact me within 24-48 hours, which it never did.

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The leak is still here. Did anyone have any luck in solving this?

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Yes and no. 

I have spent several tens of hours of my time communicating with Adobe about this. They acknowledged the problem and I even spoke with one of the developers who tried identifying the problem. This was going on for over 3 months. Needles to say how frustrating it was. 

Just around the time when I got to talk with the developer, Adobe published a new version of the Creative Cloud, and the problem seemingly disappeared on my PC. However, I also got a new notebook last month (Lenovo X395) and the problem is present there as well. It seems to be present on computers within corporate domains using Active Directory. 

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Thanks for the update.

 

"It seems to be present on computers within corporate domains using Active Directory."

 

That can not be the issue in my case. I'm just working from home in a basic environment. Or maybe it's because all my files are located on my Synology?

 

Maybe the issue appears when there are updates. I updated Photoshop and Media Encoder. And now everything is quiet. For the moment...

 

Going to buy a new laptop soon, but as i understand that will not solve the problem. 

 

Let's hope Adobe will just solve the issue soon and permanently

 

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As you said - buying a new machinr won't help. According to Adobe's statements, this is a memory leak, which means that it's a problem at the source code level of the Creative Cloud.exe application. 

 

Sadly, I also don't have high hopes that Adobe would fix the problem soon. When I found out about it, I was convinced that this is a major problem (we're really not the only two people experiencing this), but the problem still exists more than 6 months after. 

 

Save yourself a lot of time and don't even email Adobe about it. I've had countless chats with their support, whch always ended with a promise that I'd be contacted by a senior technicial, which never happened, although I was careful to point out that this is making the suite unusable for me and that it's having a negative impact on my ability to perform my job. I've also had I believe 6 remote sessions (each was several hours long), but they just tried to reinstall the CC from scratch, although I have told them that I have done that already or that it was a completely clean system. 

 

I am really disappointed about this, but sadly, I don't have the time needed to switch to another supplier(s) of different software. 

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