Retrieving the installation path

This page regroups information on ways to retrieve the installation path of the application depending on the version and platform.

Windows

Creative Cloud Desktop

  1. Open Windows registry editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\
  3. Open the sub-key named Adobe Substance 3D Designer.exe
  4. The value of the key contains the path to the application executable where it is installed

This registry key is only available since version 11.2.
For older versions, the installation path can be retrieved from the file associations in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\FileExts.

Substance 3D Standalone

  1. Open Windows registry editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. Find the sub-key matching the AppID of your application version (see the table below)
  4. The value of the key contains the path to the application installation location
VersionAppId
Version 5.x{25E7D16D-1FBA-49EA-BF36-E2D6B20A9206}
Version 6.x{09a302b1-8da8-4f62-b0cb-a208faa210f9}
Version 7.x (2017.x) to 11.1{e9e3d6d9-3023-41c7-b223-11d8fdd691b9}
Version 11.2 (or newer){662bb79f-5616-44e6-a84d-b3d6abebe002}

Steam

The application is installed in the steamapps/common/ sub-folder of the Steam installation folder.

Mac

On Mac the application is installed in the following:

VersionPath
11.2 or newer/Applications/Adobe Substance 3D Designer.app
Legacy/Applications/Substance Designer.app

Linux

On Linux the rpm package is installed in the following path:

VersionPath
11.2 or newer/opt/Adobe/Adobe_Substance_3D_Designer
Legacy/opt/Allegorithmic/Substance_Designer