Flash Player shouldn't have any relation to the operation of the Creative Cloud app and the fields not appearing, so I think that was just an unusual coincidence. Despite this being for a different issue I would suggest trying the solutions described here: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/creative-cloud-application-recognizing-available. html
Thank you for responding, but your solution did not address the problem. Your solution was to address available update fields missing once I logged in. My problem is that the actual login fields (user name/password) are missing from the CC desktop. I have already removed and re-installed it. No luck.
I recognize that I may have more than one problem going on here, but this particular issue started after I attempted to update the CC desktop and had to stop it to prevent McAfee from installing itself. (I really hate the defaulted check in the box.) I know this shouldn't be a problem, but it is. I ran my virus scan after that and found 5 threats, which were removed. Then I did all of the removing and re-installing to no avail.
Sorry to hear you're still having difficulties. Were you able to try solution 2 in the doc I referenced?
Dave, that did it. I am a bit hesitant to get into that depth of hidden
files, but I found that the opm.db file was the only one there. After I
deleted it and logged in, there are now seven others and a com folder. All
seems to be working in CC. Now to figure out why Flash won't work.
Vince in OC