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I want to move my Photoshop CS5 installation to a new computer.
Unfortunately, I lost the paper with the cd-key.

Is there a way to recover the serial from my local installation?

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Perhaps Help=>About? – terdon Mar 4 '13 at 12:47
    
@terdon - unfortunately, not. – Gnoupi Mar 4 '13 at 12:49
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If you logged in with your Adobe account when you first used the serial number, I believe it gets tied to your Adobe account and is retrievable through their website. (I'm not entirely sure though, this is how it worked for older CS versions at least). – Rain Mar 14 '13 at 2:01
    
@Rain - indeed, I can find it there. – Gnoupi Mar 14 '13 at 8:19
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If you logged in with your Adobe account when you first used the serial number, I believe it gets tied to your Adobe account and is retrievable through their website.

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Use a regedit reader specialized for license keys,for example :

LicenseCrawler (free, portable)

or

The Magical Jellybean Keyfinder (has free version)

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This program can help also. belarc.com/free_download.html – Phillip R. Mar 14 '13 at 2:09

Go into system information under help in the photoshop application. A long list of things will come up stuff like your plug-ins ect.

Among that will be the serial number without the dashes - just put a dash every four numbers and that is your serial number that you used to install the program.

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The serial number in system info may get you only 5 blocks of 4 digits where the complete serial number may be 6 blocks of 4 digits. Belarc Advisor gets the comlete 6 blocks.

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In any recent version of Adobe Photoshop:

Help > System Info...

Find the following strings there:

License Type: Subscription Volume License
Serial number: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

The last one is a serial number you find.

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