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Encore CS6 Cannot Run in Non-Royalty Serialized Mode

Jun 17, 2012 6:08 PM

Tags: #error #premiere #creative #encore #dvd #serial #cloud_membership

I've been having a lot of problems getting Encore CS6 to run properly.


I have a Creative Cloud subscription.

I have downloaded Premiere Pro. Premiere is installed as well as Encore.

When I open Encore for the first time everything works great. Once I close it and try to open it again I get an error message that says:

"Adobe Encore CS6 cannot run in non-royalty serialized mode. The application needs to be serialized with a royalty bearing serial number".

After this, another window opens asking me to input a serial number. As I am a Creative Cloud subscriber I do not have a serial number to input here. Adobe does not provide one for Creative Cloud users.


(I've included screenshots of these messages below).


I've been through many forum posts and even tried to contact Adobe, but no one has any solutions to this. Customer service is almost non existent.


Here is what I 'think' is happening.

Originally I downloaded and tried to run Encore as a trial. Later I decided to subscribe via Creative Cloud. I deleted Encore and Premiere from my mac (but didn't use the 'uninstall' option, because I didn't know that existed, I just deleted all the files). I then downloaded Premiere again following the Creative Cloud directions. I'm guessing there might be some kind of hidden file or key which is telling Encore not to run without a serial. How to remove this file/key or even if this is the issue I have no idea.


I'm hoping someone here can help!


My only solution at the moment everytime I need to use Encore is to uninstall and reinstall it. That is very far from ideal!







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    Jun 17, 2012 7:54 PM   in reply to jaypurcell

    >just deleted all the files


    I am on windows so don't know exactly how things are done on a Mac... but I know that in the Windows world that is a sure fire way to really cause problems


    Problems that I don't think anyone on a user to user forum is going to be able to fix


    Hopefully, someone with Mac experience will post with instructions on how to fix what you did... or maybe contact Apple for help with your situation


    As far as Adobe...


    In the US - Adobe General support 800-833-6687 M-F 5am-7pm Pacific

    In the US - Adobe Install Problems 800-642-3623

    In the US - Adobe Activation 866-772-3623 Open 24/7

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    Jun 18, 2012 4:29 AM   in reply to jaypurcell

    You will be having registry issues here.

    First port of call is to Adobe Support, and ask them for a clean-up script (if they have one) that will sort this out for you.

    Essentially, you need to remove every entry in the registry pertaining to Premiere Pro & Encore CS6.


    It is just possible that as you deleted the program files (and I wager the Adobe Common files were left alone??) a good utility such as Piniform's CClean might be able to get things to the point where you can safely reinstall, but I would defiunitely talk to support in the first instance.

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    Jun 18, 2012 8:36 AM   in reply to Neil Wilkes

    >will be having registry issues here


    So... a Mac has a registry file "similar" to the one in Windows?

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    Jun 18, 2012 9:13 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    John T Smith wrote:


    >will be having registry issues here


    So... a Mac has a registry file "similar" to the one in Windows?

    Not that I know of - but I may be mistaken.

    AFAIK, to delete an application from a mac you just dump it's folder in the bin - job done.

    I'm pretty certain there is no registry, or equivalent.

    This is why the OP made the mistake he did.

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    Jun 18, 2012 9:31 PM   in reply to jaypurcell

    Hi jaypurcell,


    I think you are facing this issue because you did not uninstall the earlier version cleanly. First uninstall your current version and then try to clean your machine to remove any traces of previous installation using the cleanup scripts posted by Adobe here- -problems.html

    and then install Encore afresh.

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    Aug 30, 2012 7:04 AM   in reply to jaypurcell

    Don't know if you're still having the issue (or if it's connected) but I just had a problem with Photoshop CS6 thinking it needed a seriel number, despite me being a Creative Cloud customer. 


    Hope it helps:

    Help: Photoshop CS6 asks for Serial Number, after Signing up for Creative Cloud

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    Sep 6, 2012 7:10 AM   in reply to jaypurcell


    are you able to connect to and getting a message as follows:

    Congratulations! You have successfully connected to Adobe License Management Server.

    if not please try the following:

    1. Please click on "Go" and navigate to /private/etc

    2. Open "hosts" file and check out for any entries for

    3. Remove the entries and save the file

    4.  try again launching any product from CS6


    Kapil Malik

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