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 :

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AAMUpdaterInventory/1.0/

After a quick reboot , this pesky Updated will stay away unless you invoke it !

Hope it helps someone else too !

Posted on November 28, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks! That was v useful!

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