Install a previous version of any Creative Cloud application


Ever need to install a previous version of an Adobe Creative Cloud application? There is sometimes a need to do just this, and for a number of reasons. There might be a conflict in third party hardware, for example. Whatever your reason might be, this blog post aims to show you how to roll back to any Creative Cloud application you have installed on your computer.

Updates: CC 2015

Here’s how:

  1. Click the Creative Cloud icon, located in the taskbar (Windows) or Apple menu bar (Mac OS), to open the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app. If it’s not already selected, click the Apps tab at the top of the window.
  2. In the Find Additional Apps section, click Filters & Versions and choose View Previous Versions.
  3. Scroll to the app you want to download and click the Install menu. Choose an available version to install.
  4. Find the application you wish to revert to in the list, click on the Install menu button, and choose the application you wish to revert to.
  5. The former version of the application is now installed.

Update: CC 2015 applications uninstall CC 2014 applications

By default, when you install a new Creative Cloud 2015 app it will remove the previous versions of the app on your computer. If you want to keep your previous versions installed, click Advanced Options and deselect the Remove old versions checkbox in the update confirmation dialog box. For more info, see this blog post from the After Effects team.

Update: Premiere Pro CC 2014.0.1 (8.0.1) – Premiere Pro CC 2014.1 (8.1)
If you are a Premiere Pro user and need to revert to Premiere Pro CC 2014.0.1 (8.0.1) or Premiere Pro CC 2014.1 (8.1), there is no download available for this version on the Adobe website. For now, download updates on the following pages on the prodesigntools website:

Be sure to read the instructions on the prodesigntools website before installing.

Note: if the exact version of the application you want is not available when inspecting the Install menu button, you may have to download the major release version, then update the application to the version you need. For example, if you wanted to download After Effects CS6 (11.0.4), you must first download After Effects CS6 (11.0) and then update that application to After Effects CS6 (11.0.4). For links to application updates, see this web page.

I hope this blog answers your questions about how to roll back or revert to an earlier version of any Creative Cloud application.Share on Facebook

5 Responses to Install a previous version of any Creative Cloud application

  1. Photoshop says:

    Thanks Kevin, I was just trying to uninstall a previous version of Photoshop and your tip has helped me a lot. Thanks.

  2. Hernández says:

    Same here, I was just trying to get some space unninstalling some programs and things that I actually don’t use, that was fine.

  3. andrej says:

    trying to install illustrator 17 (back from 17.1). However, cannot find it on the download page you provided. There is only illustrator 16.03 available.
    Am I doing sth wrong?

    • kmonahan says:

      Hi andrej,
      If you cancel the updating process, 17.0 should be installed. Try that, then report back to see if you got 17.0.