Disable Adobe Creative Suite Auto Update

Adobe Creative Suite automatically launched its auto updater to check for updates. If you want to disable auto update there are different ways to do that for Windows and MAC users

Window OS Users

If your computer is connected to internet you can disable the auto update quickly

  1. Goto …\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater 5
  2. RUN AdobeUpdater.exe
  3. on update screen click the Preferences button
  4. Uncheck the automatically update check box and click OK, you are done.

If you don’t have an internet connection

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or due to any other reason for example in my case when i run the adobeUpdater.exe file i didn’t find any preferences button on it so i disable this by modifying the AdobeUpdaterPreferences.dat file manually

  1. Goto …\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater 5
  2. RUN AdobeUpdater.exe
  3. It will give you message there is no Internet connection, click Cancel
  4. For Windows XP users Goto …\Documents and Settings\(username)\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Updater5 For Windows Vista users Goto …\[username]\AppData\Local\Adobe\Updater5
  5. open AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat in Notepad.
  6. Find <AutoCheck>1</AutoCheck> and change the value from 1 to 0. or if there are not tags like this add tags <AutoCheck>0</AutoCheck> anywhere between the <AdobeUpdater></AdobeUpdater> tags.
  7. Save and close the AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat file.

Mac OS Users

If your computer is connected to internet you can disable the auto update quickly there are few steps:

  1. Goto /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities/Adobe Updater5/
  2. on update screen click the Preferences link
  3. Uncheck the automatically update check box and click OK, you are done.

If you don’t have an internet connection

  1. Goto /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities/Adobe Updater5/
  2. RUN Adobe Updater application
  3. It will give you message there is no Internet connection, click Cancel
  4. Goto /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Updater5/
  5. open AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat in TextEdit.
  6. Find <AutoCheck>1</AutoCheck> and change the value from 1 to 0. or if there are not tags like this add tags <AutoCheck>0</AutoCheck> anywhere between the <AdobeUpdater></AdobeUpdater> tags.
  7. Save and close the AdobeUpdaterPrefs.dat file.

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5 comments… add one
ccard May 28, 2009, 9:26 pm

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KrisBelucci June 2, 2009, 5:15 am

Hi, cool post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for writing.

Didi October 22, 2009, 7:28 am

Thanks a lot for sharing this post to disable Adobe auto update option

Johan Willind October 28, 2009, 5:46 pm

really knowledge based work keep it up

alternapop.com April 26, 2012, 10:46 pm

this adobe kb article is helpful too:

http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/disable-auto-updates-application-manager.html

if gives more info not mentioned here

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