How to Disable Auto-Update in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop allows users to create, edit and post images on any type of media. Adobe programs will automatically update software applications using the Adobe Updater application. The Adobe Updater is a default setting that allows the updater to run on a weekly basis. Sometimes, the auto update can be an inconvenient if you are working on other tasks. Fortunately, Adobe does allow the user to disable the auto-update function of the program.

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The Adobe Updater is a default setting that allows the updater to run on a weekly basis.

For Windows Operating System

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Double-click “My Computer” or go to “Start” then click “My Computer.” Click the “C” drive or the drive that has your Adobe program.

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Double-click “Program Files.” Locate the “Common Files” folder and double-click it. Click “Adobe” then “Updater.”

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Select the “AdobeUpdater.exe” application; a new window will appear. The updater will connect to the Internet and search for updates.

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Click the “Preferences” button and uncheck the “Automatically Check for Updates” box.

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Select “OK” to save your changes. The Adobe Updater is disabled and will not make any updates.

For Mac Operating System

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Locate and click the hard drive icon on your desktop. Go to the left-hand side and select the “Places” menu and click the “Applications” folder.

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Go through your application icons and locate the “Utilities” icon. Open the icon and click the "Adobe Utilities" folder.

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Run the "Adobe Updater" application. The program will begin searching for updates. Click the “Preferences” button and uncheck the “Automatically Check for Updates” box.

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Click “OK.” The Adobe Updater is disabled and will not make any updates.