Many will start getting an error message now if they try and direct download the installer for their adobe products. Why? I have no idea. I tried myself to reinstall my licensed software, in this case, Photoshop Elements 2022, and kept getthing this notice which hasn't occured before:
"installation cannot continue as the installer file may be damaged. Download the installer again."
The usual "guifdance being relied on is in fact out of date, inaccurate or just nonsense. The false advice is usually something along the lines of:
Chances are all these "suggestions" and "work arounds" will not work. What you should do is first, check your updates and make sure nothing is in the process of updating, trying to install or that your comouter needs to restart in order to complete updates. SO check those first. Also dont try and install several programs at the same time anyways because that is just a bad idea and will cause its own issues later if you managed to do so.
Now here is the basic check list before proceeding:
LETS BEGIN (PICS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED)
You are now donw and have successfully installed your software.
(I am just common end user who isn't affiliated with Adobe or its partners, subsidaries or whatever).
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You need to move it back into download and install because this is a download and install issue and solution.
i'll move it wherever you want, but download&install is rarely frequented by non-subscription users.
of course, it could be that the pse forum is rarely frequented by people with download&install problems.
i just don't know that, but felt if that were the case, a pse expert would recommend moving it back.
I don't anyone really wants to read such a long, overly complicated answer. I do think it's' a mistake to even discuss The creative cloud for desktop app in your answer: It simply is not needed to download what you have purchased-- just click on your icon in the top right of this page and select "Adobe account", boom, there ya go.
By incorporating the creative cloud stuff in your answer people are going to get get confused- simply becasue PSE is not a CC app, and you have to "hunt for it".
If your method qworks for you, good. There are simplier ways of doing the same thing.
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Sorry, but I disagree with Glenn. The installation of the Creative Cloud desktop application has become a standard solution that I have been suggesting for those who have experienced difficulty in installing various versions of Elements. (In fact, I'm pretty sure that Glenn has suggested it too.)
As I understand it, the Creative Cloud application is being used to authenticate license activation for Elements. I have asked Adobe to tell us which versions of Elements require this solution but have never received a response. During the Elements 2022 cycle, Adobe decided to go back to a self-authenticating installer and I believe it has been built into the Elements 2022 installer available from this link. I am assuming but haven't confirmed that Elements 2023 does not require the installation of the CC application.
So, as far as I am concerned, the OP is a valuable contribution to the Elements forum and I will mark the OP as correct if that is possible.
Added: Sorry @raymondf14949122, it is not possible to mark your original post as correct, but thanks for your helpful contribution to the Elements Community.
And my recollection of Glenn's prior post on this subject seems to be correct.