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How to Find Adobe CS6 Serial Number in Registry

Some people forgot to save the serial number after they installed Adobe Photoshop or Dreamweaver CS6 on the computer. They have no idea where and how to find the serial number when they need it again.

Actually, all the product keys or serial numbers for Windows and all kinds of software excluding the trial version and pirated software installed on your computer are stored in Windows Registry. You can find Adobe CS6 serial number in Registry manually or by using a specialized tool.

2 ways to find Adobe CS6 serial number in Registry

Way 1: Manually open Registry to find Adobe CS 6 serial number

Remind everyone that it stores important system configurations in Registry. So you need to be very careful while making any change even just viewing some information in Registry. But don’t worry. Just do as the following steps and there won’t be any problem.

Step 1: Click on Windows Start icon in the lower left corner. In the search box, type regedit and it will display regedit.exe program. Click on the regedit.exe and confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted to open Registry Editor.


Tips: If you are using Windows 8 and have no Start button, you can press Win + R to bring Run dialog. Then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Step 2: In Registry Editor, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Adobe\Photoshop \60.0. There you can find the PhotoShop CS6 serial number in the right pane. But please note the displayed serial number is encrypted and you can’t use it to install Adobe CS6 software until you decrypt the serial number using a tool like "Belarc Advisor" or "Recover Keys". Just wait patiently in the decryption process.

Adobe CS6 serial number in Registry

Way 2: Use product key finder to find Adobe CS6 serial number in Registry

If you think it’s too much trouble to use the first way, then you might as well use a product key finder program like iSumsoft Product Key Finder, which finds serial number via accessing to Windows Registry. The difference is what it finds is the real serial number you can use to install Adobe CS6.

Step 1: Download and install iSumsoft Product Key Finder programon your computer.

Step 2: Launch this program. Click on the Start Recovery button.

Click Start Recovery

Step 3: Then it will find and display all product keys and serial numbers for all software including Adobe CS6 currently installed on your computer. Click on the Save to File button to save the serial numbers into a Notepad.

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Conclusion: Compared with manually opening Registry Editor to find the encrypted Adobe CS6 serial number and then decrypting it with a tool, it should be easier and more convenient to use a product key finder like "iSumsoft Product key Finder". It's a more advanced program that can find all product keys and serial numbers for Windows and software installed on the computer. And it makes it more convenient for you to back up your serial numbers.