Adobe zii is a software that is used to activate a variety of Adobe applications. The activation can be done in adobe zii for windows and adobe zii mac. To activate Adobe software in macOS, You need to have adobe zii downloaded for mac.

Now we will discuss how to use adobe zii to validate any adobe suite of software for free on Apple Mac computers

Adobe zii 2020 v5.0.9 is the latest version which is the best tool and safe enough to activate adobe suite of software programs from 2015 – 2020 for all the mac users.


Important Notice:  All the published adobe Zii 5.1  versions across the internet are fake. You should not use such software to protect your mac from potential threats. We will also publish the latest version here once the correct Adobe zii 5.1 arrives.

Using the Adobe Zii Mac


You can download the offline installer on Install the software through adobe creative cloud desktop app and ensure that the installed software is supported by the Zii list. 


  1. Install the Application using the adobe creative cloud desktop software
  2. When you have installed the application, You must turn off the internet connection for sometime
  3. Open and run the software and quit the program 
  4. Now run Adobe Zii and You will have a dialog box to enter the Admin password
  5. Now click Patch or drag the adobe software and finish the validation 

Why and when you should use Drag instead of Patch?

When you click on the Patch button, The current adobe apps also will be patched again. So if already existing patched apps are working without any issues, There is no reason to patch them again. Especially if you have paid for licenses in particular adobe apps and dragging would be beneficial. The patch will not work if you have not installed the adobe apps in the Application folder.

How to know if Zii gets Adobe app activated successfully?

Though you might come across notifications like the software being Trial and Expired, You can be assured that the App is being successfully activated. You can check the activation of the product by browsing through the adobe app interface and Going to help and You will see “K’ed by TNT Team” as status being greyed out.


Adobe App > Help > K’ed by TNT Team

Troubleshooting Unexpected Issues

Here are some Frequent issues below when using Adobe zii to validate Adobe suite of software on Apple Mac computers. 

  • Adobe Zii quit unexpectedly
  • Adobe Zii 2020 quit unexpectedly
  • Adobe Zii Patcher quit unexpectedly

There could be various reasons for the software activation to fail and We will see how to get rid of such problems.

There could be some very common issues listed below that you might be encountering it from using the software

  • The adobe software program might crash completely and Not work like the way you expected 
  • The Adobe software trial has expired and the App fails to start and in those cases, You might have to troubleshoot the software using the solutions below.

Note: You can also use Adobe Universal patcher to activate Adobe products.

When Adobe Zii patcher stops working, You can follow the solutions below one by one.

First solution:

  • Run the following commands in Terminals, You can find the terminal app in Launchpad under the “Other” Menu and You can launch it from there.  


  • sudo killall ACCFinderSync “Core Sync” AdobeCRDaemon “Adobe Creative” AdobeIPCBroker node “Adobe Desktop Service” “Adobe Crash Reporter”
  • sudo rm -rf “/Library/Application Support/Adobe/SLCache/” “/Library/Application Support/Adobe/SLStore/” “/Library/Caches/.”* “/private/tmp/zx”* “~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/.”*
  • Now run the patch for your adobe application again using Zii. 
  • If the problem still persists, Go for the next solution

Second Solution:

  • Uninstall the adobe application and use CCleaner in cleaning all caches.
  • Now install the Adobe software again and run the patch using Zii
  • Check to see if the problem still exist and if not you can try out the third solution

Third Solution:

The problem may persist if you have any uninstalled app leftovers remaining inside your computer and it is important for you to delete everything that is left by these uninstalled adobe applications.

  • Uninstall adobe software products and use CCleaner to clean up all caches and then you must find the remaining app leftovers or the remnants of adobe software on your mac
  • Then you must delete everything you find under:

/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe

/var/root/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Acrobat (Adobe Products)/

/Users//Library/Application\ Support/Adobe

  • After deleting the remains, You can then reboot your mac 
  • Now install the Adobe software again
  • Download the latest version of Adobe Zii Patcher and Now drag it to patch the Adobe app
  • Now your Adobe software will be activated 

Catalina Users Solution:

Opening the Adobe Zii Patcher Update version on the macOS Catalina:

  1. Open and navigate to System Preferences > ‘Security & Privacy’.
  2. Click the lock to make changes and enter your system password.
  3. Open Adobe Zii.
  4.  In System Preferences, a Warning dialog will appear
  5. Now Click ‘Open Anyway”

Adobe Acrobat DC doesn’t work check this solution:

Download the latest Adobe Zii Patcher and move the application all the way to the applications folder and rename the app and Using the terminal enter the following command

xattr -cr /Applications/[YourAppName].app

Example: xattr -cr /Applications/


You can also use Adobe Universal patcher to activate Adobe Acrobat DC

If Adobe software Products crashes and Does not open:

You can try the following steps:

  • Open and navigate to System Preferences > ‘Security & Privacy’
  • Under Privacy, Go to accessibility
  • Click the lock to make changes and enter your system password.
  • Now Click on the + sign under Allow the apps below to control your computer
  • Now Navigate to the Applications folder and select the Adobe software and click Open.

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