For the second time I received "licensing for this product has quit working" for my CS4. After an hour and a half with tech support a month ago they finally sent me to a download link to download the full version of CS4 basic Photoshop.That worked!
This time I downloaded ALL the Adobe speacial CS4&CS5 instuctions for license repair. I followed ALL of them in order to the letter. Using the terminal and entering "sudo python" dragging the repair tool into the terminal etc, etc. After all that I tried to launch CS4 only to be greeeted with "the installer database is corrupted, contact Adobe tech support".
I was told there is no support for CS4 anymore. I was told there is no download link in the archives for downloading CS4. I do not beleive they deleted the link because you can still go back to 2007 for archive versions of FLASH PLAYER so how do I get them to provide me with the link to CS4? I want to upgrade to CS5 then CS6, but for now I stuck.
I did all that and more from the 12 pages of printouts from the Adobe support site. None of it worked!
What did work was I downloased the trial version of CS6 AND INSTALLED IT AND THE UPDATES. I opened the CS6 program then closed it. Then without deleting or uninstalling anything from CS4 I reinstalled my CS4 update for CS3. After entering both serial numbers and registering it I double clicked the CS4 icon and it opened up perfectly!
I don't know what brought this about, but clearly installing the full version of CS6 repaired the "corrupted installer database issue". Why is it I can stumble on to this, but Agobe wont tell you?