No replies so far. I doubt if this complete hosing of a Creative Cloud CS6 install is an isolated incident. Surely someone else has to have been bitten by this bug. Maybe it's not as widespread as that recent Microsoft Windows Update module that broke support for Postscript Type 1 fonts and Open Type fonts with Postscript outlines. However, that widespread problem was an easy fix. This one involved wiping a hard disc and starting over.