Update: It seems most of the 2017 versions have now disappeared in both the Adobe Creative Cloud updater window and Windows 7 Start Menu. However, I am still left with Photoshop 2017 and 2018 versions. Is this intentional?
The fact that this has largely resolved itself since my earlier post doesn't negate what feels like a poorly managed upgrade/update experience.
It also appears several of my previously working Adobe file extensions associations are now broken in Windows 7 and need manually fixing. Sigh.
I have the same, two versions of Photoshop & Illustrator. A 2017 & a 2018 . . . and I'm on an Apple MacBook Pro . . .
MacBook Pro here too.
All the 2017 versions have broken uninstaller aliases so I figured they were just leftovers. I had a 2017 and 2018 folder for almost every app after upgrading.
I just deleted the 2017 folders and everything seems to be fine.
Someday CC maintenance will actually be intuitive and streamlined. Today is not that day.
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after reading your comment I went into applications folder of my Mac and searched the delete application app, hit that, the 2017 application was removed, including all attached files/preferences and I think i'm good to go with just the 2018 left installed.
Sorry to hear about similar issues on Mac, presumed it was just poor Windows experience.
>> Someday CC maintenance will actually be intuitive and streamlined. Today is not that day.
Indeed. CC launched in 2011 so you'd have thought Adobe would be on top of this by now.
I am having a similar issue with CC and Windows 10, but have not yet done the updates.
I am hoping someone can provide an explanation for two updates per app before I procede.
My thought is one update is for the older 2017 app and the other update is the latest versions.
That is the Photoshop CC (2017) will update the existing Photoshop CC (2017), while the Photoshop CC update will actually install a new Photoshop CC app.
I think by default the update should remove the older app. Update apps to the October 2017 release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Anyway, I don't know what I am talking about, so this probably makes no sense!