Adobe Camera Raw Installer should create a numbered backup.

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As a regular Camera Raw forum user, I regularly see struggling users ask how to roll back to an older version after they have used the updater. There is no easy way, as the old version is replaced, and the new version is renamed and archived in the updater.

It might be useful to back-up the old version of Camera Raw before it is replaced. Renaming it to something like "~Camera Raw_6_6.8bi" would enable old plug-ins to be easily reinstated.

Alternatively, the updater could offer the option to uninstall gracefully, restoring the previous plug-in version.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Noel Carboni

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Adobe walks a fine line, providing "unsupported" new software to help placate impatient users a bit early, but with added risk that some are clearly unprepared to deal with.

Personally, I'd probably just make 'em wait for the real release, or just put up a bunch more "you're on your own" warnings.

Since I do think a "revert" option would probably make people happier as a safety net, I'm adding my vote to Yammer's idea. But how much talent would be taken away from forward moving development to do this? Installers are no picnic to change.

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"Unsupported"? What about rolling back between official releases too? e.g. From 6.6 to 6.5.