Click on "License the software", you should be asked or given the option for a serial number, and your CS6 will be back to permanent license.
Thanks so much Gene !!
OK Gene I tried to do that and it asks for the license # so took a chance and I plugged in my old CS6 # and the program reverted back to the original CS6 :-/
I really wish I knew why that trial version came up to begin with,and Very P.O'd about the entire waste of time trying to figure this out!!!
Adobe's website refuses to give any info or allow anyone to actually find a phone # to call ...just goes around in circles and is frustrating to say the least!!!!!!
OK- for anyone else experiencing this unexplainable phenomenon (and I use that word lightly)!
First if you cannot open Photoshop at all and get the Continue with Trial Dialogue Box ..click continue. Then once you are able to open Photoshop, go to the 'help' dropdown menu and look for License this product, or if you get a POP UP dialogue box asking to either continue the trial or License the product, choose License and enter your original CS6 license registration # and the program will, (should) revert back to your original CS6.
I found this out purely by accident and experimentation.
It is virtually impossible to contact a human by phone at Adobe , and the chat people (outsourced to India), were a waste of time!!!
I am absolutely PISSED OFF at Adobe for pulling this little stunt and wasting my time!!!!!!!
I did have the latest versions of CS6 and have always kept up with the updates through the Cloud Program Manager since they switched over from the old program manager!
BTW: if you don't know your serial# go to the Adobe site sign in and look for it under your purchased products in your account info.
I can't add anything else, except to keep this in your notes and if you see anyone in the forums with the same problem, feel free to answer it.
This post will drift to the bottom of the pile and some poor new guy is going be so flustered he will post something like "Help!!! My Adobe is a Trial!!" without giving a thought to a search.