Disable Auto Update for Adobe CS5 (Mac)
I recently install Adobe Photoshop CS5 on my Macbook Air, It runs great an =d is a pretty impressive piece of software , but you know thats not the reason why I’m writing about it.
Ever since the install , each and every time I login – or boot up my Mac the “Adobe Application Manager” pops into the space by the clock, (You’ll notice the Adobe “A” in the pic below: )
I am also greeted with lovely window ….
Truthfully , this wouldn’t be so bad. If only it easily allowed you to opt-out of the Auto-Updates , instead adobe “hi-jacks” the mac os and starts its App Manager on every boot. I found a way to get rid of it on Adobes website.
Right Click the following link and Save Link to Downloads, FILE , Open Your Downloads folder , Locate the file the select it, Then Right-Click and Choose Get info. Now under the Name and Extension area , Rename it so the Extension is “.dat” instead of “.doc” (This was so i could upload the file with WordPress’s restrictions).
Now you should have a file with the Name “AdobeUpdaterAdminPrefs.dat”, Copy this file to the following location on your Mac :
After a quick reboot , this pesky Updated will stay away unless you invoke it !
Hope it helps someone else too !