Fix - Can't Install Photoshop CS5 on macOS Sierra (Also CS4 & CS6)

  • Published on Oct 27, 2016
  • When Apple released macOS Sierra they took away our ability to install legacy versions of Adobe software, including the CS5 suite. This video provides a two stop work around that will allow you to install Photoshop, Illustrator, and all of the CS5 apps on the Sierra operating system.

Comments • 219

  • mychal allen
    mychal allen 5 years ago +7

    you made my day! yesterday I made a bootable drive and downgraded someone to maverick to get the install to run but this saved me hours and because the newest sierra machines dont havean old operating system to reinstall to this was the only way I could get it done! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

  • Mass Media
    Mass Media 3 months ago

    You helped me in more ways than Adobe! 1337! ;)

    GRU DAY 4 months ago

    Thank you.

  • Kirk Rogers
    Kirk Rogers 6 months ago

    I wish my worked but I followed you all the way when I opened the Mac OS file no exc file. I am on a Mac 10.12.6 and my disc is Adobe Photoshop CS CE. Need help.

  • Annie Eversz
    Annie Eversz 6 months ago

    Ok but at what point do I enter disc??

  • Apong Imsong
    Apong Imsong 7 months ago

    Link for photoshop?

  • nash person
    nash person 9 months ago

    I get a message in terminal saying "bad CPU type in executable" when I do this

  • hossam mohammed
    hossam mohammed 9 months ago

    Can you help me to find “indesign cs 5.5 “to install ( I need it for my work )
    Thanks ...

  • Frances Bedoya
    Frances Bedoya Year ago

    I followed your tutorial, but in the last step of dragging the exec file into Terminal and pressing enter, I get this message: "bad CPU type in executable: /Volumes/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Install. app/Contents/MacOS/Install" Help!!!

    DIREK Year ago

    Hey would this help "Error 182"?

  • Noises
    Noises Year ago

    i have OSmojave how can i install adobe ?

  • jimd1968
    jimd1968 Year ago

    Will Adobe CS 6 work if you already installed in a previous opening system and you install High Seria?

  • Sheila C Valdivia

    AMAZING!! this just helped me reinstall photoshop cs5 on MOJAVE! THANK YOUUUUUU SO MUCHHHH

  • Shana Taveras
    Shana Taveras Year ago

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Works on Mojave :)

  • Serena
    Serena 2 years ago +1

    Hi there! The last step when you said drag the install icon onto the terminal window and push enter everything started to download until a box popped up saying "We've encountered the following issues: Installation on case-sensitive volumes is not supported. Please choose a different volume for installation." HELP!!!

  • Starshine Watchdog
    Starshine Watchdog 2 years ago

    And for Mojave 10.14.6 does it work?

  • Yay Rabbit
    Yay Rabbit 2 years ago

    I can't thank you enough. Would love to stay in touch. What was the most freedom fighting community (MAC/Adobe) is fast becoming a dystopian underground. Peace.Love.Out.

  • C R
    C R 2 years ago

    Finally I was able to install it thanks to you but Now it doesn’t work on Catalina

  • Kareem Almond
    Kareem Almond 2 years ago +1

    I'm trying to download cheat engine and every time I do it I get "installer quit unexpectedly." I followed this tutorial and when i press enter i recieve: "Killed: 9"

    • Menelek L
      Menelek L 2 years ago

      Kareem Almond I’m on Mojave and I’m gonna try it

  • Mike S
    Mike S 2 years ago

    Thanks very much for this great video, my neighbor needs her legally obtained PS installed on her 2nd MAC, what is apple thinking? I will never buy an apple computer.

  • Richard Erica Valladolid

    Does this also work for Mojave?

  • Michael Dalberg
    Michael Dalberg 2 years ago


  • Eduardo Bianchino
    Eduardo Bianchino 2 years ago

    I keep on following the steps exactly, not skipping a beat and yet every time I reopen system preferences it's still only giving me two options. if anyone has any idea why this might be please help, papa wants his things installed.

  • nochu come thru
    nochu come thru 2 years ago +1

    hey, when i drag the install to the terminal, it says "permission denied"... what should i do? :(

  • Chiara Mattiello
    Chiara Mattiello 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial.. the problem that I have is that the 'install' file in the MacOS folder is not executable, or at least my mac doesn't read it like that. I tried to make it executable via 'chmod +x' but still doesn't work. when I tried to drag it in the terminal it just says that I don't have the permission and also with 'sudo' doesn't change anything. Can you help me, please?
    Thanks :)

  • Brett Holmberg
    Brett Holmberg 2 years ago

    thanks very much. perfect solution. I own cs5 but nothing newer, so this is essential. (osx Mojave)

  • lizzy brock
    lizzy brock 2 years ago

    you made my day! this worked for Mojave which I just updated to. Thank you!

  • Buchi C. Offodile, Realtor®

    YESSSSSSS! Thank you so much!

  • Vesa Halonen
    Vesa Halonen 2 years ago

    Brilliant, thank you so much!

  • Oscar Pad
    Oscar Pad 2 years ago

    I just got a new computer with Mojave, if wasn't because of your tutorial I will be completely frustrated beached it was giving all the error as you described it. Thanks so much, it was of great help and resolved my problem.

  • Marta Bernbaum
    Marta Bernbaum 2 years ago

    thanks a ton!!
    you made my year

  • Tobias Schopf
    Tobias Schopf 2 years ago

    I think the video wasn't unprofessional... it was simple to follow, quick, easy and to the point. Thanks, worked perfectly!

  • Altirnate
    Altirnate 2 years ago

    Does this work if I'm installing from a disc?

  • Chanita Craythorne
    Chanita Craythorne 2 years ago

    Thank you so much you have saved my day!

  • MrBenfolio
    MrBenfolio 2 years ago

    Thanks a lot!! Works for Mojave as well :)

  • Lilly Rog
    Lilly Rog 2 years ago

    Will this also work to install CS5 - CS6 on Mojave 10.14

  • Todd Ramos
    Todd Ramos 2 years ago

    This seems so simple, and I'm wondering why I couldn't figure this out. Huge thank you!

  • Galina
    Galina 2 years ago

    Does this work for case sensitive macs?

  • Padmaja Sakthi Jagannathan

    i am trying to install tableau public and photoshop from the cloud but when I run the installation i get this error saying tableau public cannot be opened on a case sensitive file system . I have Macos high sierra version 10.13.6 please help .

    HELLO MY NAME IS 2 years ago

    Thank you!! :))

  • Hook & Tackle
    Hook & Tackle 2 years ago +1

    Great stuff! I want to thank you for sharing this info! I can use my adobe software again! Thanks again.

  • doomcake
    doomcake 2 years ago

    Really appreciate you posting this solution! Thanks!

  • Mabiala Emile
    Mabiala Emile 2 years ago

    2019 fix is working .Big love broo

  • Michael Joyce
    Michael Joyce 2 years ago

    Great video, Thanks, Butt, this did not work for me.. Oh well......

  • Susan Beever
    Susan Beever 2 years ago

    Thank you so much!! I did this in mojave after downloading it to my computer. Dragging the install to terminal and hitting enter worked. I had a couple glitches inputting my serial numbers from my adobe account and had to enter cs4 instead of cs5. Then later after the install when I went to put an image file in, it asked for a serial number again so I put the one for cs5 and it worked. Also, I downloaded it from a cc suite so it was cs5.1 and that crashes so it gives a listing for cs4 and cs5.0 as choices to open the image and I use cs5.0 which makes sense since that is what I bought and have the serial number for. I’m guessing cs5.1 is extended and I’m not sure what extended means.

  • Helen Bednar
    Helen Bednar 2 years ago +2

    You're my life saver! This also just worked for Mojave!

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    pepepepe 2 years ago


  • allison bland
    allison bland 3 years ago

    Will this run on version 10.13.6?

  • Making Moves
    Making Moves 3 years ago

    apple is going to far with what they doing thanks for the heads up they got out of hand when Stevie pass
    may he rest in piece keep the good work up with the help we all need

  • Raudi XoXo95
    Raudi XoXo95 3 years ago +1

    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! THIS ALSO WORK ON ADOBE CC 2019 "installer may be Damaged" but it works here on MOJAVE !!! TOOOOO !!! THANK YOU.. sub.

  • Hayley Holly
    Hayley Holly 3 years ago +4

    Thankyou so much!!! I bought cs5 for my MacBook Pro and needed it on my new iMac - don't see why I should have to pay for creative cloud.

  • B Fisher
    B Fisher 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant. I just updated to a iMac Pro and ran into this brick wall. Your simple and clear instructions had me up and running very quickly. The only glitch
    was at 99% install the Adobe software needed Safaribookmarks turned off. Figuring that out took longer than the hack.

  • rochelle watters
    rochelle watters 3 years ago

    Do you think this will work on operating systems after sierra? I so hope so - Im getting a new mac mini ! Fingers crossed

  • Samuel H. Jean-Philippe

    thank you it works!!

  • Peter Westerlund
    Peter Westerlund 3 years ago +1

    This hack works for Mojave as well. Saved my day!

  • Andy Devine
    Andy Devine 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for this. You've saved me a massive headache!

  • Trish Nicol
    Trish Nicol 3 years ago

    This is so great! Thank you soooo much! I have wasted so much time on adobe help, etc.

  • xKao
    xKao 3 years ago


  • Peter Albanese
    Peter Albanese 3 years ago

    wow - amazing and an awesome tutorial - so helpful and thank you so much. I was completely baffled with this and your video was a godsend xx. Let me buy you a beer!

  • Fazah Bulengela
    Fazah Bulengela 3 years ago

    Adobe refuses to render to High Street how to do it. i reisntall again and re-install the adobe cc 2018 stays well the only problem in the render it reflects the problem encountered requires to shut down a programe and re-opening what can I fix this?

  • Fazah Bulengela
    Fazah Bulengela 3 years ago

    Adobe refuses to render on high sierra what I do?

  • rochelle watters
    rochelle watters 3 years ago

    Wow! Thank you thank you thank you - you are SO easy to understand and straightforward- it’s so refreshing watching a how to video that sticks to the point and that’s gimmick / hype free. This helped a lot - cheers mate

  • Almog Shemesh
    Almog Shemesh 3 years ago

    thanks you so much !

  • Andy Mwakajila
    Andy Mwakajila 3 years ago

    thanks a lot

  • A Chark
    A Chark 3 years ago

    you safe my life

    BINAYAK REDDY 3 years ago

    Still not works

  • mila bee
    mila bee 3 years ago

    I don’t have the “Show Package Contents” option whenever i right click, please help, I’m trying to install adobe photoshop 5.0

  • DacioNerdTV
    DacioNerdTV 3 years ago

    thank you.

  • KeLLy E.
    KeLLy E. 3 years ago

    can you update this please ... this "How to allow..." is not in the OSXDaily anymore... thanks i just don't update my Photoshop C5 in my Mac Version 10.13.6 please help i need to do my project! :'(

  • Dan Vukmirovich
    Dan Vukmirovich 3 years ago

    Thank you SOO much bro!