First thing, you need to go update your Photoshop ASAP.
You are on version 12.0, and you need to be on 12.1. The Adobe auto updater for CS5 and lower version was/is so unreliable as to deserve to be called utterly useless. You'll need to look for the update on the adobe site, download it and install it manually following the instructions on the download page.
This is helpful, however, I have an issue with Application Manager. So I'm unable to update any of my Adobe products.
Adobe update tells me to re-install Application Manager.
Once I try to install Application Manager I get this message in the Adobe Installer window:
"We've encountered the following issues
Installer failed to initialize. Please download Adobe Support Advisor to detect the problem.
The window for Adobe Support Advisor opens and there's a message that Adobe Support Advisor has been discontinued.
So, I'm beginning to think I have no options except to pay Adobe for a new version of PS...?
As I indicated, there are (or used to be) instructions on the download for manually applying the new ACR plug-in after you download it. A manual installation bypasses the "Download Manager", so the latter becomes utterly irrelevant.
Another suggestion would be to look in the log files – the Adobe Support Advisor rarely found anything is probably why it’s been discontinued:
An alternative would be to uninstall everything, run the CC/CS Cleaner, and attempt to re-install:
If you need links to reinstall from they are here:
Thank you so much! Not sure which of these steps proved to be the missing link, as it felt like I had done all of this before, but I now have the updated version of Camera Raw. And Application Manager is working again. Hope this gets me back up and running.