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Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places.

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  • In a Terminal, type the following two commands: launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.ccxprocess.plist. This will prevent any Creative Cloud process from launching during system startup.
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  • Adobe is out with a software update for its Creative Cloud apps that solves a serious issue that some Mac users were seeing after upgrading to macOS Big Sur – CPU usage around 100%.

How to disable Adobe Creative Cloud during startup on the Mac

Whenever any Adobe Creative Cloud application, such as Photoshop, is installed on macOS a number of backgroundprocesses are created for a seamless experience across their suite of applications.However, if none of these features are required, then you are stuck with some unnecessary “bloatware”.We will in this quick guide show how you can disable Creative Cloud during startup on your Mac.

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Before we start let us have a quick look at the processes that our friends at Adobe install behind our back.

As you can see we have at least 14 running processes consuming a total of 367 MB of unnecessary RAM.Let us go ahead and make the necessary changes to disable them during system startup.

Disable Creative Cloud

In a Terminal, type the following two commands:

This will prevent any Creative Cloud process from launching during system startup*.

*Please note that certain services are required to run the actual Adobe application, so when you for example startPhotoshop, a few processes will re-appear in the Activity Monitor.

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


Enable Creative Cloud

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If you decide to use Creative Cloud again, the services can simply be re-enabled by typing the following commands:

The services will start immediately without having to reboot.

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This guide has shown how you can prevent Adobe Creative Cloud from launching during system startup.

Further information

For further information, type launchctl without any additional arguments.

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While installing Adobe Creative Cloud applications on macOS 10.12, you encounter one of the following errors:

  • The installation cannot continue as the installer file may be damaged. Download the installer file again.
  • Installer failed to initialize. This could be due to a missing file. Please download Adobe Support Advisor to detect the problem.

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These errors occur when you install Creative Cloud applications using local install packages. The recommendation is to install the applications through the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app. The Creative Cloud desktop app has been updated and allows the successful installation of current and previous versions of Creative Cloud applications. Nokia 5233 mobile. For complete details regarding the installation process, see Download your Creative Cloud apps.

If you need to install using an offline install package, complete the following steps to begin the installation process.

  1. Mount the disk image file for the Creative Cloud application.

  2. Right-click Install.app and select Open Package Contents from the context menu.

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A terminal window opens and initializes the installer. You are given the option to install in trial mode, use a serial number, or verify a Creative Cloud membership.