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Solved: How do I move Adobe Creative Cloud to another drive easily and safely

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Hi, I want to move my Adobe programs (Creative Cloud, Lightroom, and Photoshop cc) to run on another drive in my system. Is it possible? When I download it, I can’t choose where to save it. And when I try to cut the program from the C: drive to another drive, it doesn’t move the file because it says the part is currently open

Solved: How do I move Adobe Creative Cloud to another drive easily and safely

Why do we move Creative Could to another drive?

Adobe Creative Cloud provides support for applications, web services, and more for users’ creative projects (photography, graphic design, video editing, UX design, drawing and painting, social media, and more). Simply put, Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection through which users can manage all Adobe programs.

Due to the large amount of media data stored when creating with Creative Could, this will take up a lot of space on your drive. If Creative Could is installed on the C drive, this will cause the C drive to run out of space. Over time, the computer will run slower and slower or even crash.

Fortunately, this post will show you how to move Adobe to another drive step by step.

How to change Adobe programs install path on Windows

Adobe Creative Cloud is installed on C: drive by default and the user cannot change its location. However, you can install Creative Cloud apps (such as Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, etc.) to a different drive through Creative Cloud. Please refer to the steps below to change the installation location of Creative Could apps:

Step 1: Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Step 2: Select the Account icon located in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select the Preferences option.

Select the Account icon located in the upper right corner. Select the Preferences option.

Step 4: Select Apps in the left sidebar.

Step 5: Select the Edit icon (pencil) next to the Install Location setting to choose where you want to install the Creative Cloud app.

Select the Edit icon (pencil) next to the Install Location setting to choose where you want to install the Creative Cloud app.

Step 6: Select Done to apply the changes. Your application will be installed in the new location.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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