Adobe Product Key

Anyone know how to locate a product key for Adobe in the registry? I have misplaced the original product key. The "About" section under Help only provides the first five groups of numbers. It doesn't show the sixth. Therefore, this doesn't help me. If there is a way to find the full key in the registry, that would be awesome.
nwadmanAsked:
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Tony van SchaikFront-end Web developerCommented:
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nwadmanAuthor Commented:
therealteune:

I looked into both links and unfortunately neither one are really of any help.

The first link you have listed is to Adobe's website. It simply tells you that the only way to retrieve the key is from the outside of the case or through an Adobe account, assuming one was created in the first place. Neither of these suggestions apply.

The second link suggests looking in the registry and/or downloading a product key finder. I find the first suggestion to be idiotic--I know enough to look in the registry, I just don't know where. The second suggestion is a no-go. All of the product key finders I have tried only discover Microsoft Office/Windows product keys, not Adobe.

If anyone else has any ideas, I'm all ears.
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sandercraigCommented:
http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

You could try this, i know it works for Call of Duty cd key's and windows keys, and some other things here and there. I hope it works :)
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nwadmanAuthor Commented:
sandercraig:

Already tried that. It only finds Office products.
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sandercraigCommented:
Really? That sucks, i'll keep looking into it for you.
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Tony van SchaikFront-end Web developerCommented:
I don't think you can just find it in the registry i also have tried that before or it's maybe scrambled in some way.
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nwadmanAuthor Commented:
therealteune:

I think you're right about the scrambled thing.

There is a 24-digit "Serial" number in HKEY LM, but it is not the product key. I tried once typing the number in and Adobe wouldn't take it.
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nwadmanAuthor Commented:
Hey, I think you hit the nail on the head:

I clicked on the first link for Product Key Explorer from Softpedia.com and downloaded and installed. I ran the product and definitely found something...see the attached file.

It looks like you have to register before it can be displayed! Leave it to Adobe to make our lives more complicated.

Adobe-Key.gif
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sandercraigCommented:
There's either a way around it (Not suggesting anything btw), or it's a cheap program Significantly lighter cost than re-buying the program(s) from Adobe that you're missing.
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David BruggeCommented:
registering a product is a good thing :-)
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Tony van SchaikFront-end Web developerCommented:
But is reinstalling not an option? And clean it first with http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs4clean.html for CS4 and for CS3 http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cs3clean.html
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nwadmanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.
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