The CC 2015 suite brings many new features, sometimes interesting, but many not very relevant to photographers; however if you want to update just now you should follow our survival tips to avoid issues like losing your scripts and incompatible apps.
To reinstall the lost third party apps, you will not be able to use Adobe Extension Manager  (the app used by Adobe to uninstall) as it has been discontinued. You will find here how to install manually and, if you want, reinstall the deleted versions of Photoshop.

Some tips to avoid a titanic job to recover your apps.

1. Before to update, make a copy your script folder as the third party apps script will not be copied, and the previous installers based on Adobe Extension Manager that is no longer supported by CC 2015
Even if you copy the script some of the apps will not work on CC 2105. For example, the famous PPW panel, by Dan Margulis and Giuliana Abbiati will no longer work.

2. If possible update CC 2015 on a secondary computer to try it out.

3. Don’t update your CC 2014 version but add CC 2015, keeping both versions. Take care because this option is not well visible.
DO NOT PRESS THE BLUE UPDATE BUTTON unless you want to remove the old versions.

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As you can see in the following image, opening the “Advanced Options” submenu, by default your preferences and settings are imported and previous versions deleted.

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So you need to uncheck the “Remove old versions” option, then click “Update.” Photoshop CC 2015 will be installed along with the older versions.

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How to reinstall the older versions of Photoshop.

Did you already update and your previous versions have been deleted? No problem! You can reinstall them.

Step 1. Go in the main Creative Cloud window. Go to “FIND ADDITIONAL APPS” and click on the blue arrow near the blue “Previous Version.” Do not confuse this with the previous main line that also is called “PREVIOUS VERSION.”

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After clicking on the small blue arrow, scroll down to the “FILTER APPS BY” menu until you arrive at the blue “VIEW PREVIOUS VERSION.” Click on it and go to the last step.

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Now open the “Install” submenu next Photoshop and select the version you want to install choosing from CS6, CC, CC2014 and install.

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Nice! But I can’t see most of my apps in CC 2015.

The reason is that third party scripts are not copied in the updating process.
For example, ALCE’s panel is copied but not the script so that ALCE will work as a panel, but not as a script. To fix this issue follow this procedure.

Case 1: your CC 2014 is still installed. Go to the folder “Scripts” ..of CC 2014 which is located in:
MAC(2014): Macintosh HD/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC2014/Presets/Scripts
WIN(2014) 64 bit:  C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2014 (64 Bit)\Presets\Scripts
and copy all the single .jsx files or folder that you see in CC 2014 and not in 2015 in the CC 2015 scripts folder:
MAC(2015: Macintosh HD/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC2015/Presets/Scripts
WIN(2015) 64 bit:  C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015 (64 Bit)\Presets\Scripts

Case 2: have installed CC 2015 deleting CC 2014 but previously made a copy of the folder scripts.
Copy the same files in
MAC(2015: Macintosh HD/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC2015/Presets/Scripts
WIN(2015) 64 bit:  C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015 (64 Bit)\Presets\Scripts

Last but not least, restart Photoshop.

Great! But unfortunately, some apps no longer work.

This means that some of the functions of CC 2014 are no longer available in 2015.
For example, ALCE, Double USM, etc.simply,just copying the scripts for other apps, like Wow! and VitaminBW, we released new compatible versions.

I kept CC 2014, but after the upgrade, some apps no longer work in CC 2014 either.

This is because some folder or libraries are shared between the two versions and CC 2015 may delete them: For instance the folder CEP/extensions.
This means that apps are perfectly working on CC 2014 no longer work and this is why we suggest, when possible to install CC 2015 in a secondary computer first.

I’m trying to install an extension manually but I can’t find the folder “CEP.”

The update process should have copied the extension correctly. But often this don’t happen, and the folder “CEP” containing a subfolder “extensions” don’t exist in your library. You must create both them manually. The correct path is:
WIN: C:\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions
MAC: User Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions
In MAC the (user) folder Library by default is hidden. To reveal it go to Finder/Go menu and press the ALT key.

 


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