Migrating to New Macbook Pro

New Here ,
Sep 12, 2012 Sep 12, 2012

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Basic upgrade/migration question:

I've got an old macbook pro on which I've installed CS4 and CS5.5. I never uninstalled anything. I'm now migrating to a new Macbook Pro. (The old machine is running 10.6.8, the new one, 10.8).

Is there anything I should do vis a vis the Adobe apps prior to the migration? (I don't really need CS4 anymore, but I'm not eager to rock the boat, either.)

Many thanks to anybody who can help.

Steve

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Adobe Employee , Sep 12, 2012 Sep 12, 2012
On behalf of Adobe ...You absolutely cannot use Apple's Migration Assistant to move Adobe software from one system to another.Given your scenario, you should first deactivate all your Adobe software on the first system. Then uninstall it. You absolutely don't want that software to be “migrated” from one system to another; thus it must be uninstalled prior to the migration. After the migration is complete and you know that your target system is otherwise fully operational with no “issues,” at tha...

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Sep 23, 2014 Sep 23, 2014

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Use the cleaner tool. Migration doesn't work.

Nothing earlier than CS6 is supported under 10.9 but you can download the

older installers from Adobe.com.

Download CS5.5 installers here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs5-5-product-downloads.html

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2014 Sep 23, 2014

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Thanks Bob. What is the cleaner tool? Is it Adobe?

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Guru ,
Sep 23, 2014 Sep 23, 2014

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2014 Sep 23, 2014

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Thank you Ellis!

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2013 Aug 24, 2013

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The easiest way is to deactivate Adobe (open PS for instance, and in the Help menu select deactivate) before the migration, then use the migration assistant, finally on the new MacBook install and run the Adobe Clean Sweep tool. Once completed, reinstall CS4 there.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Aug 24, 2013 Aug 24, 2013

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NEVER EVER use migration assistant. Adobe applications should be installed

from the original media only!

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Mentor ,
Aug 24, 2013 Aug 24, 2013

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ALL applications should be installed from the original media.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014

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Can you use Apple's migration with CC verison now? Hate losing all my prefernces...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014

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Migration doesn't work with any version of the Adobe applications, including InDesign CC.

You can sync Workspaces, Customized Menus, Glyphs, PDF Presets and Keyboard Shortcuts to the cloud with the Sync Settings preference in InDesign CC.

You could try to backup your preferences folders as described here:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/526990

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014

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Thanks Steve. The Sync Settings is a cool feature in CC!

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2016 Jul 19, 2016

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What if your old computer crashed, so you cant uninstall Adobe?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2016 Jul 19, 2016

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With newer versions you should have the opportunity to deactivate an older install when you do the new installation, if required.

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