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FIX: Adobe Application Manager missing or damaged

When I open any Adobe applications I get the message: Adobe Application Manager, required to verify your license, is missing or damaged. Please download a new copy of Adobe Application Manager. How can I get any of the applications running again? Any help is highly appreciated.

Because the message can include a wide range of possible issues, this error can cause a lot of frustration amongst users who encounter it.

In today’s guide, we will try to cover all the possible reasons for this error appearing, and we will give you step by step information about how to apply the specific methods one by one.

Please keep trying to run the Adobe Application Manager after trying out each of the methods presented in this list.

This will ensure that you won’t waste any time, and at the same time protect your system from any unneeded changes in its settings.

How do I fix the Adobe App Manager missing or damaged?

1. Uninstall and reinstall the Adobe Creative Cloud application

reinstall Adobe Creative Cloud
  1. Press the keyboard shortcut Win+X.
  2. Choose Apps and features.
  3. Search for the Adobe Creative Cloud app in the application list, select it, then click Uninstall.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.

In order to completely remove the Adobe Creative Cloud application from your PC, you need to follow the steps above.

  1. Visit the official Adobe website to download Adobe Creative Cloud.
  2. Sign in with your credentials.
  3. Click the Download button and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the setup.

Due to the latest security measures to protect your account from any third parties, installing the Creative Cloud without having administrator privileges can cause some files not to be installed properly.

In order to avoid encountering this issue, it is recommended that you reinstall the application after either logging into or creating a new administrator account.

Adobe Creative Cloud installer failed to initialize? Check out this article.

2. Repair the Creative Cloud application

Even though it might seem like an obvious solution, some users have had great results by simply clicking the repair button inside the error message.

This post was written by Vladimir Popescu and was first posted to WindowsReport

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