How to run Adobe CS 5.5 on OSx Yosemite

After updating our office to OSx Yosemite, one of our older Macs refused to run some Adobe CS 5.5 applications. Adobe CS 5.5 depends on Java SE 6 Runtime which was no longer available after the OSX Yosemite upgrade process. An error message will appear when starting the affected CS5 app, while a “more info” link leads you to a blanc page at Apple’s website. Not helpful.

If you run into the same issue, here’s the easy fix:

  1. Download and install Java for OS X 2014-001 from Apple’s website: and/or
  2. Download and install Java from Oracle’s website:
  3. Restart your Mac
  4. Do your happy dance