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CS3 stopped working after data transfer

Hi Scotty.
So I called Adobe and they gave me the licensing number for CS3 after my data transfer caused a deserialization . The problem is I believe I downloaded it from the internet and don ‘thane a disk, and cannot find one if I did.

Of course they no longer support CS3 so if I want their help I need to pay them. Plus they aren’t even supporting CS5 anymore,  (I have that as well)  

Is there any way you know of to get in and and up and running?   

I believe that CS3 was only available as a disc install at the time of it’s distribution. I think the more relevant issue would be to consider moving to CS5 or later permanently and abandoning CS3. I know you have reasons for wanting to continue to use it but it’s only a matter of time before CS3 would stop working anyway due to operating system updates.

I don’t have a solution for you. You could go back through your email to find proof of purchase. If I am wrong and you were able to download it that the time of purchase, then you may be able to locate the original email and possibly log in to Adobe’s site to redownload the suite. But as I said, I don’t think CS3 was ever distributed as a download.
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