Direct links to the ACR 8.3 updates:
The blog post has other useful info regarding keeping Photoshop and Camera Raw up to date...
Thank you, Jeff. Two more:
1. I am seasoned in the searchy arts. What trick would have located the manual updates?
2. Why are AAM and CC apps both broken? Could it be related to the chronic OOBE folder reset/trashing I must perform every time I try to update the CC app -- which it frequently demands?
This is the actual blog post, and once I knew it existed, then I always just Google for something like (Photoshop camera raw “notconnected”) The notconnected is the most import word to include because it matches the TOC anchor bit at the end of the URL:
I knew where the direct link to download was...not sure if it would have been easy to find via Google...
As for why the direct update isn't working, sorry don't know. Usually it's because the updater needs updating and isn't seeing the most recent updates.
Manual updater does not work. "Not qualified." It's very sad. I went so far as to uninstall and reinstall Pshop CC. Guess what? The "latest version" only installs ACR 8.2. Hours lost in a dead circle.
I'll look into this missing folder as mentioned in your link.
I'm on 10.7.