My client currently uses CS6 and will be installing CC18. Can we install and run both versions on a users windows machine? If so, are there any requirements that must be met to do so?
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Yes, you can run multiple versions of InDesign on the one system.
Firstly, ensure that when installing CC (2018) you don't uninstall CS6, as by default any older versions will be removed.
Tip on how to keep the older versions of InDesign when installing the new version:
Secondly, ensure that before installing any newer versions you check that your system is compatible with the version.
May I ask for your help with something similar?
I have Adobe InDesign CC 2019 installed in my Win PC and now I need to install InDesign CC 2018 without losing CC 2019 installation. Is that possible? (I tried going to the Creative Cloud App and clicking the Other version flyout menu button but then it asks me to uninstall the CC 2019 version of the app.) Please let me know if there is a way to do that?
and to sett the default InDesign app version to open an .indd file, you can check this thread where I managed to find a solution using regedit: Re: How to set InDesign CS5 as the default in the system having InDesign CS4 has the default ?
There is a software product called Soxy from Rorohiko Workflow Resources which keeps track of which application version you want to open files in when more than one application version is installed. It's completely configurable and works with Mac or Windows.
It's well supported by the deveoper, and you can read about it here (other than the fact that I've used the software, I have no relationship to the company):
Thanks, this looks promising.
Do you use it? Is it malware / adware / virus free?
Will try it sometime (may be on an alternate machine first, just in case)
Multiple versions of InDesign can be run on the same machine. When you install CC 2018, however, make sure that "Import previous settings and preferences" which will appear in Advanced options during the install is NOT checked. You should also know that CS6 is not officially supported for Windows 10 and as Windows 10 keeps automatically updating itself it is likely that before very long you may have trouble running CS6 at all on that system. Microsoft has announced that they will be calling all future updates by the name Windows 10 but as the updates keep rolling out it probably will become a very different operating system. This has already happened with CS5 and earlier versions of Illustrator which have been rendered inoperable by updates which happened last summer. So to sum up for your original question, yes, you can run multiple versions but you do have to be careful as to how old a version you're using.
What is the licensing terms to use dual version of InDesign CC 2019 and InDesign CC 2018 on single computer. Two InDesign CC license required for this?
A single CC license includes all available versions. If you want both installed go for it.
In the future please start a new discussion instead of re-opening a years old discussion.
I'm locking this one as it's been answered.