#4 Add support for Adobe CS3+

open-postponed
nobody
None
5
2011-02-28
2011-01-24
Sam Gleske
No

Add serial support for the newer editions of Adobe CS (CS3-CS5)

Adobe Creative Suite 3 and higher store the key within an XML file called application.xml rather than within the registry (took me hours to figure this out).

The XML file could be within (search for application.xml):
\Program Files\Adobe
\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe
\Program Files (x86)\Adobe
\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe

The key can then be decoded using the algorithm. I have to figure out a way in which different CS versions can be detected (Using the registry or some other method within the XML files).

Anyway this is a big task so if anyone wants to take it on o.0... if not, I'll get to it eventually.

Discussion

  • Sam Gleske
    Sam Gleske
    2011-01-27

    Quote from VersionBoy.

    I havn't examined the application.xml for the Adobe products CS3 and higher but
    I do know Adobe store serial numbers in the file cache.db
    It can be found in this path. \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\cache
    cache.db is in sqlite v3 database format.

     
  • Sam Gleske
    Sam Gleske
    2011-01-31

    • status: open --> open-postponed
     
  • Sam Gleske
    Sam Gleske
    2011-02-28

    • assigned_to: sag47 --> nobody