How to repair a missing or damaged Adobe Application Manager in Windows

Adobe undoubtedly has one of the best creative applications on the market. These include Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and more. While these apps are constantly being developed and updated, they are by no means perfect. We’ve received messages from several users who say they’re getting an error message:

Here, Techquack explains how to easily fix the error in the Adobe Application Manager.


What causes Adobe Application Manager in Windows to be missing or corrupt?

What causes Adobe Application Manager in Windows to be missing or corrupt?

This can be very frustrating and represent a significant loss for users who depend on Adobe applications for their business content. The cause of the error can be as simple as missing essential files needed to run the application, corrupted files, or an inability to connect to Adobe’s servers. Please refer to the methods listed below to resolve the problem.

Since the message can cover a wide range of possible topics, this error can be very frustrating for users who encounter it. Please continue to use Adobe Application Manager after you have tried each of the methods in this list. This will save you time and protect your system from unwanted changes to its settings.


How do I fix a missing or corrupted Adobe Application Manager?

How do I fix a missing or corrupted Adobe Application Manager?

Uninstall and reinstall the Adobe Creative Cloud application.

To uninstall :

  1. Press the Win+X key combination.
  2. Select applications and features.
  3. In the list of applications, find and select the Adobe Creative Cloud application and click Uninstall.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstall process.

To completely uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud from your PC, you must follow the steps described above.

To reinstall :

  1. Visit the official Adobe website to download Adobe Creative Cloud.
  2. Log in with your username and password.
  3. Click the “Download” button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Due to the latest security measures to protect your account from third parties, installing Creative Cloud without administrator rights may result in the incorrect installation of some files.

To avoid this problem, it is recommended that you reinstall the application after logging in or creating a new administrator account.

Restoring the Creative Cloud application

While this may seem like an obvious solution, some users have gotten good results by simply clicking the “Fix” button on the error message. After trying this option, try to see if the problem is resolved, and if not, keep reading this list.

Use the Adobe Creative Cloud Cleaner tool
  1. Download the Creative Cloud Cleaner tool.
  2. Open the tool and select the Creative Cloud 2017, 2015, 2014, Creative Cloud -> CS6 Products option.
  3. Select Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.
  4. Rename the following OOBE folders to OOBE.old :
    Program Files (x86)General FilesAdobeOOBE.
    UserAppDataLocalAdobeOOBE .
  5. Download and reinstall the Creative Cloud application following the instructions in the second solution.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Windows: Choose Start -> All Programs -> Adobe Application Manager.
  • Mac OS: Select Applications -> Adobe Application Manager.

If you uninstall Adobe Application Manager from your computer, your product may stop working properly, such as Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements in your case.

  1. Find the application you want to update and click Update.
  2. To update all apps at once, click Update All.
  3. The applications will automatically download and update.

  1. Open Windows Task Scheduler. a) Use the Windows + r key combination. b) Type services.msc and click OK.
  2. Look for the "Adobe Application Manager Updater" service (the word "Updater" may be missing). a) Right-click the task. b) Select "Disable".
  3. Take advantage of the absence of AAM.