Creative cloud apps cannot be migrated as a back up, you need to download and install the apps as a fresh on new machine
You can have creative cloud installed and signed in on two computers, as long as you only use it on one at a time. Download and install as you did on the first computer, sign in to your Adobe account on the Adobe website using your Adobe ID, download the Cloud desktop app, then download the software. Sign out on a computer that you will not be using: sign in and sign out of the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app
You can download the installer for Creative Cloud from here :
Creative Cloud Help | Creative Cloud for desktop.
After you install the Creative Cloud desktop application , you will need to sign in with an Adobe ID and Password. Then you can install apps. This link offers more information and step by step instructions if you need it: Creative Cloud Help | Download, install, update, or uninstall apps
For Deactivation refer:-https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activate-deactivate-products.html
Thanks for that.
My question is how do I get around the issues with CC other people are having after using mac's Migration Assistant to transfer data to the new mac? Like this person: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2023809
Is it as simple as deactivating CC on my old mac before the migration to the new mac?
Or do I also need to uninstall CC on my old mac before the migration to the new mac?
Or do both?
As informed above , you can have creative cloud signed in on two machines and use one at a time
So you need not deactivate or sign out .
If you still wish to sign out, refer:sign in and sign out of the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app
In order to avoid the issue , don't use the migration assistant , instead use the link above to download creative cloud .
Also need not deactivate CC from your old machine , since you can have it signed in on two .
I suppose that would prevent the issue, but I want to use Migration Assistant with this new mac.
So, if you or anyone else out there has any experience with the Apple Migration Assistant process to a new mac and the workarounds for Creative Cloud and would be so kind to share it, I'd be very grateful.