Can’t Open Adobe CS5 Software on El Capitan‎?

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After installing the new Apple Mac OS X “El Capitan” software, users are reporting that they cannot load any earlier Adobe CS5 software products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator CS5 and many other versions of Adobe’s design software suites. Users are reporting a Java error as seen here:

El Capitan Java

This Java runtime error is a big deal in El Capitan!

These users will need to install Java SE 6 Runtime for El Capitan. This error simply means that you will have to downgrade your current version of Java, which is a major part of the Adobe CS5 suite. To download this older version of Java, simply visit our Java download page and download the older Java package, which resides on Apple’s servers.

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After you install the Java SE 6 Runtime for El Capitan, your normal Adobe software functions will return, such as Photoshop and Illustrator CS5. Alternatively, you can purchase the newest Adobe Creative Cloud software from here and not have this Java issue.

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7 thoughts on “Can’t Open Adobe CS5 Software on El Capitan‎?

    1. Thaís

      Exately! Mine still not working! I’m worried if the new version still be cracked too, so all done for nothing! I need it to work!

  1. Kevin

    Photoshop CS5 works now with the JAVA Patch on MACOSX 10.11. But the batch processsing (PhotoMerge) doesnt work properly. Did anyone else recognize this error ? Does someone know about a way to fix this issue ?

    1. Tammy

      Supposedly according to Mac specialists, Adobe was not ready for the program and now it will be about 2-3 weeks before Adobe will have the issue fixed.

  2. Renny

    I have downloaded and tried to install the Legacy Java fix but during install a message comes up that states I have the new version already installed and prevents me from continuing with the recommended fix. Is there a workaround?

    1. Capital Mac Administrator Post author

      To uninstall Java, you must have Administrator privileges.

      Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
      Click on Applications tab on the sidebar
      In the Search box enter JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
      This will find the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin file
      Right click on JavaAppletPlugin.plugin and select Move to Trash

  3. Jarmilla

    Oh my goodness 🙁 I have the same issue… it keeps crashing a few times. Wish I shouldn’t have downloaded update new version El Captain too soon… its wasting my time! I need it to work for my side job! That’s not cool! 🙁

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