32 bit app in Mojave being ended with the next releasr

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Yep. Coming soon, 32 bit apps will no longer work on Mojave. Heads up Adobe.
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rachalmers

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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All current apps are 64 bits already. Only a few helper apps are not. No doubt these will be updated in time, but don’t expect an update for older apps that are no longer supported.
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David Converse

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Mojave will not cut off support for 32-bit apps. The next release after, likely will.
Microsoft is also headed toward 64-bit only.
iOS has been that way for a couple of releases.
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I looked in System Information under Applications and the number of apps on my Mac that were 32 bit was startling. The majority were also Adobe related.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Lots of these are support apps, that you may or may not need anymore. Take Lightroom 6, for example. An older version, no longer supported. But the main Lightroom 6 app is 64 bits already. Only some support apps for checking your license are not, so it’s unclear what that means for Lightroom 6 users. Lightroom Classic is fully 64 bits, however and so are most main apps.
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David Converse

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Apple has been loudly informing developers of this for years. They know. In some cases, older support apps will be replaced or phased out.
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rachalmers

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Isn’t it strange I think, that the only 32 bit stuff left on my system are all Adobe. About a dozen I think it was. Licence checkers, setups, uninstalled, all in various Libarary and support directories
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As noted by Johan, it's likely you have older versions installed which used 32-bit licensing applications. Current versions of CC applications (released in October at MAX) were all updated to use 64-bit licensing. (e.g. Photoshop CC 20.x, Lightroom Classic 8.x and Lightroom CC 2.x)

Older versions/applications will not be updated to work on newer versions of macOS.
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