How to Find Your Adobe Product or License Key

How to Find Your Adobe Product or License Key

Have you lost or unable to find CD keys of your Adobe products like Acrobat Pro, Bridge, Creative Suite, Fireworks, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro etc

If so, this article will help you to quickly find your Adobe license key using multiple methods.

Find Adobe License Key in Order Email

Often you can find most of your softwares license key in the order email.

Follow the steps below to search for Adobe key in your email,

  • Step 1. Login to your email inbox (used for ordering software)
  • Step 2. Search for emails having “Adobe license” or “Adobe activation”
  • Step 3. Now check in each found email to see if it has license key of your Adobe software

Find Adobe Product Key in Registry

Another way is to look for license keys in Windows Registry. Like most softwares, Adobe also stores activation key and other registration details in Registry.

Below is the Registry location where you can find Adobe software activation key

[Windows 32-bit]

[Windows 64-bit]

[Other Locations]
Adobe Acrobat v5.0 = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Acrobat 5.0\
Adobe Creative Suite 2 = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0134A1A1-C283-4A47-91A1-92F19F960372}\
Adobe Illustrator CS2 = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B2F5D08C-7E79-4FCD-AAF4-57AD35FF0601}\
Adobe InDesign CS2 = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7F4C8163-F259-49A0-A018-2857A90578BC}\
Adobe Photoshop CS = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EFB21DE7-8C19-4A88-BB28-A766E16493BC}\
Adobe Photoshop CS2 = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{236BB7C4-4419-42FD-0409-1E257A25E34D}\
Adobe Premiere Pro = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A14F7508-B784-40B8-B11A-E0E2EEB7229F}\

Here are simple steps to locate your Adobe serial key in Registry,

  • Step 1. Open Registry Editor (start menu -> search -> type regedit)
  • Step 2. After it opens, on the left side navigate to above Registry key location.
  • Step 3. Next, on the right side pane, you will find values named “SERIAL“, “EPIC_SERIAL“, “serial_number”, “USerial”, “ProdID”, “AMTSerial” containing the activation key.

Find Adobe License Key in File

For some products, Adobe also stores license keys in local disk.

Below is the file location where you can find Adobe software activation key

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\[product_name]\pcd.db
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\[product_name]\cache\cache.db

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\[product_name]\pcd.db
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\[product_name]\cache\cache.db


Find Adobe Product Key Automatically

If you don’t want to go through trouble of finding your Adobe license key manually every time then here is easy way.

You can use All-In-One Key Finder Pro software to find your Adobe activation key easily with just a click of button.

Not just Adobe product key, it can also help you to find serial keys of Windows, Office, Adobe and over 1000’s of popular softwares.

Below are the steps to recover your Adobe license key,

  • Step 1. Download All-In-One Key Finder Pro (click here)
  • Step 2. Install the software by running Setup_AllInOneKeyFinderPro.exe
  • Step 3. Now launch the software and it will automatically find CD key of Adobe and all other popular softwares as shown below,
It can also recover your lost license keys directly from hard disk of non-bootable PC or directly from another computer in your network.

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Hope this article has helped you to find your lost Adobe product key.
Please comment below if you have any queries or share your experience.


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