Confusing new version names

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I have the CC box telling me that I have updates for:
Photoshop CC
Photoshop CC (2017)
Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC)
Lightroom CC (2015)
I cannot find a straight answer - which is my old (2015/16/17) application and which is the NEW application and which update will blow away my old application if I install it.
Please help me resolve this
Thank you
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cherft

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Posted 8 months ago

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Cristen Gillespie

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Photoshop CC is 2018, the new one. Photoshop 2017 is the old one. Lightroom Classic is the new one. Lightroom CC 2015 is the old one.

No update should blow away the old application. You have to be very careful that when the Creative Cloud offers you an "Advanced" option, you click on that and tell it NOT to uninstall former versions. Most unfortunately, the Creative Cloud app has decided by default to uninstall earlier versions, and even more unfortunately, it has persisted in keeping that option hidden under Advanced.

So long as you refuse to let the Creative Cloud uninstall older versions, you shouldn't have a problem installing the newer version along with it. If, by any mischance, you make a mistake (or the Creative Cloud does), and uninstall an older version, you can get it back using the same drop down list beside the app and choosing Other Versions instead of Open or Install or Update. Yes, it's a bit confusing.

If you absolutely don't want to install the newer version, then choose the older version to update and leave the new version alone. Adobe will go on thinking you need to update the app, but you can just ignore it.
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THANK YOU Cristen, simply put and VERY HELPFUL.
Best regards
Chris
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cherft

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Oh and continuing my reading up on this, I find that there is also a NEW Lr CC which is a new Cloud-based App which is distinct from Lr CC (2015) and LR Classic CC!!
Damn you Adobe!