In my preferences, I have unchecked "Remove previous versions" but today, I got all the new 2022 versions and ALL my previous versions of all my softwares are gone!! Funny thing is that I cannot choose to install an older version. I downloaded a version of CC 2014 and when I try to install they claim that it is a pirated version. How is it a pirated version when I have already paid for a creative cloud subscription?
I have machines which have plug ins that can only work with the older versions and Adobe just basically stopped all my production.
I tried contacting adobe for help on their chat but it is basically useless.
Their reply was
", in that case you need to refer to our community as we do not have support available for CS products. They are end of life products. Here is the link for community - https://community.adobe.com/"
In the first place, the problem is with the LATEST CC removing my old versions when in the preference it is set to not remove it.
The safest thing to do is to just disable auto update.
I even called up the adobe support on the telephone.
Their answer is that they are no longer supporting the older product so therefore we are not going to let you download and install it anymore. Basically they are deciding for you what to use. It is no longer your choice.
The previous versions of CC always kept my older versions on the computer but when 2022 came along, it just wiped everything out.