Missing EDAP Tools in Flash CC 2015? A quick fix!

Edit: 17 Aug 2015.
With the release of EDAP Tools v.3 this article is now obsolete. We have switched to our own install script and are now independent from Extensions Manager and Adobe’s mood swings.

Have you suddenly discovered that all your extra commands and panels, including EDAP Tools have disappeared from Flash?

Have you found out that even when you install them via Extensions Manager again, they don’t show up?

Well… you are not alone!
And the reason for all these exciting findings is that you have just been updated to the latest and greatest Creative Cloud 2015!

With CC 2015 Adobe discontinued the development and support of Extensions Manager which results in the total lack of support for extensions and add-ons.

They are acknowledging the problem and promising a fix some day.
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1871769

If you haven’t updated to CC 2015 yet, our advice is to wait and be cautious.
Ideally you would keep the previous version and the update will not affect your work and deadlines.

While we are still investigating the issue and looking for an elegant solution, here are two variants for a quick fix that should allow you to use EDAP Tools with your newly updated Flash CC 2015, if you had already lost your commands and are distressed about losing precious functionality.

Aren’t you excited? You got the bones back!

EDAP Tools v.2.5
Adobe Flash Pro CC 2015 only!

Option 1

Installation:

1. Download EDAPTv2.5.0_Manual_Install_CC2015.zip and unzip.

2. Start Flash CC 2015 with a new blank document.

3. From the Commands menu choose Run Command
Point to EDAPT Installer CC2015.jsfl which is located inside the unzipped folder.

4. When the Installer starts, choose Install Edap Tools and press OK.
You should get a confirmation that files have been copied successfully.

5. Restart Flash so that EDAP Tools can initialize. This is important!

Enjoy!

Deinstallation:

1. Start Flash CC 2015 with a new blank document.

2. From the Commands menu choose Run Command
Point to EDAPT Installer CC2015.jsfl which is located inside the unzipped folder.

3. When the Installer starts, choose Uninstall and press OK.
You should get a confirmation that files and settings have been removed successfully.

Option 2

Instructions for manual installation in the absence of Extensions Manager
(If Option 1 failed for some reason, you can try to manually copy the files)

1. Download EDAPTv2.5.0_Manual_Install_CC2015.zip and unzip.

2. While Flash is closed, find Flash config folder

Windows:
C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Adobe\Flash CC 2015\en_US\Configuration\

Mac:
HD/Users/your username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CC 2015/language/Configuration/

Copy and paste the contents of:

Commands
External Libraries
Javascript
Tools
WindowSWF
XULControls

from the unzipped download into each corresponding folder in Flash config.

If any of these folders do not exist, create them manually inside Flash config.

3. Find Flash shortcut folder

Windows:
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Flash\CC version\Shortcuts\

Mac:
HD/Users/your user name/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Flash/CC version/Shortcuts/

Paste EDAPT CC shortcuts v2.xml inside

4. You can now start Flash and EDAP Tools v.2.5 should be available for use.

If you want to uninstall the tools you will have to manually delete all the files.

We would appreciate any feedback and additional info that our users might provide to help us in our attempts to sort this out as quickly as possible.

 
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