A few years ago I purchased Adobe Lightroom. This was before any Adobe products required a subscritpion, so I owned it outright and never needed to pay a monthly fee to access it. Later, I was gifted a 1-year subscription to Creative Cloud which has now expired, and now I can't access my original Lightroom. I shouldn't need a subscription to access the copy I own outright... how can I go back to using it without having to subscirbe? Thanks!
Just find the Lightroom.exe file for your older version in the Program folder. This is on Windows.
When you installed the CC version did you uninstall your older version? If you did you'll need to reinstall it.
If you didn't it is still on your hard drive and will still work.
What OS are you using?