Check your hosts file - something probably added an adobe.com entry, so the updater can't connect to the update site.
Thank you. Where do I find th"hosts file" and exactly what do I do to make the correction?
A host file may or may not be in you tcip configuration. Configuration files are normally hidden by Microsoft and Apple. Make sure Finder or File explorer can search for hidden files and search on host. On my Windows 7 system its in "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc" it contains nothing active just a couple of commented out examples.
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
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I dont know if this will help but I had a problem with iTunes not being able to connect to the internet - even though it was allowed in my firewall etc. I had looked at the hosts file as well (in the past Spybot Search and destroy had put stuff in my hosts file).
I found a solution on the following page which involved resetting the "winsock" the page describes how to do it (It really isnt difficult)
Malware has been known to add entries to host file to redirect internet URL names to their malware ip addres. Or just redirect URLs to localhost sot you will not connect.
Thank you, John. I tried your suggestion but no joy.
Thank you. I run MalwareBytes regularly.
Another thing to try is to launch CMD as administrator:
Go to Program Files / Accessories and then right click on "command prompt" and select run as administrator
and then type ipconfig /flushdns
(BTW you did restart your computer after trying the winsock thing didnt you - otherwise you wont see any difference).
I suspect jjmacks was explaining why Spybot Search and Destroy might have put entries in to the hosts file.
Sorry. No joy. Yes I did restart.
I got rid of Spybot about a week or so ago as it was causing
difficulties. So the issue is that Spybot did something that fouled up
my ability to update PS?
Dead on! Now everything seems to be working as it should! I don't see
why what should be such a simple, mundane operation as running an update
requires so much knowledgeable input from an 'Adobe Community' member
(sic) rather than from Adobe Update itself. But this seems to be
typical of software companies. They produce the product but 'support'
becomes a case for Sherlock Holmes. Thank you. Dave
Were you able to actually get the photoshop cs3 updates like 10.0.1 to show and download?
I have CS3 update 10.0 which is what I had before. 'Update' is grayed
out. Is there a link for the upgrade.
The upgrade that I was able to download and install was from Bridge CS3
to Bridge CC (64 bit) 6.0/1/6 x64.
Bridge cc is for photoshop cc and not photoshop cs3.
Do you just want the updates for photoshop cs3, bridge cs3, camera 4.6 etc?
(doesn't upgrade photoshop cs3 to another version of photoshop or bridge, just updates for bug fixes in photoshop cs3)
I didn't even know that there was a PS CC! But it appears as though
Bridge CC works OK with CS3 though I haven't really tried it. Bridge CC
looks like what Bridge CS3 'should' look like or did look like in a
previous life. Should I remove Bridge CC?
Yeah, I'd like to have appropriate updates for PS CS3, Bridge CS3 and
etc., etc. What bothers me is that PS CS3/Bridge CS3 (i.e., RAW), to my
knowledge, hasn't updated the various camera RAW capabilities for a good
number of years now. As I said, to my knowledge, as I find it difficult
getting to the meat of questions on the Adobe site. Just a huge
frustration for me and I suspect for many others. Unlike many in
photography that are just as caught up in technology as they are in
photography, or more so, I am not. CS3 serves my purposes but as my
desire for perhaps a new camera grows I find that I'd be almost forced
to upgrade my PS/Bridge (RAW) program. (And, no, I don't find that
Adobe DNG Converter is the answer to my prayers by any means. If it was
then Adobe would be shooting itself in the foot and would not be able
to sell their periodically beefed up PS CS/Bridge software.)
If you can educate me and could point me in the right direction I'd
appreciate it. Thank you.
If bridge cc works to open images in camera raw 8.x, then it would be worth keeping i suppose, but other than that, it wouldn't do you much good over bridge cs3.
These are the updates for photoshop cs3 on a windows machine as of several years ago when the cs3 updater actually worked.
So you'll have to search for them here:
All the updates are found using the above link except for the Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2.0.2 update, which you can get from here:
Camera raw for photoshop cs3 will never be updated past 4.6, so you might look at Adobe Lightroom 5 if you don't want to get photoshop cs6 or photoshop cc.
Thank you. Most of the updates took without a problem. Camera Raw
update I had to work at a bit and don't know if it really 'took' or