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.
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:
Thanks Bob. What is the cleaner tool? Is it Adobe?
Thank you Ellis!
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.
NEVER EVER use migration assistant. Adobe applications should be installed
from the original media only!
ALL applications should be installed from the original media.
Can you use Apple's migration with CC verison now? Hate losing all my prefernces...
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:
Thanks Steve. The Sync Settings is a cool feature in CC!
What if your old computer crashed, so you cant uninstall Adobe?
With newer versions you should have the opportunity to deactivate an older install when you do the new installation, if required.