Where can you download or find Adobe ColdFusion 9 versions these days? Nowhere it seems since the links on the ColdFusion download pages no longer include any CF products prior to CF 10. Most likely this is due to Adobe now pushing CF 10 and 11 and maybe (just a maybe) in part due to the fact that the source for all Adobe products was stolen in late 2013 of which included CF 9 (a mishap of which you can read more about
here).

Problem

I recently needed CF 9.02 for Windows, I have the OS X and Linux installers saved though I didn’t have saved nor have I needed the Windows versions in some time, and as stated above it’s almost impossible to download CF 9 anymore.

Solution

Well for now, though who knows for how long, you can get Adobe CF 9.02 for 64-bit Windows (the full installer, there has never been a 9.02 update) at the following direct link only http://download.macromedia.com/pub/coldfusion/cf9_installer/ColdFusion_9_WWEJ_win64.exe which will be approximately 405MB vs. the other full ACF9 installers: 433MB for 9.0 and 454MB for 9.01 (which is no longer available, read more about this in the additional notes below).

For other versions\operating-systems I recommend trying archive.org (https://web.archive.org/web/20120702030058/http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html) to hopefully get a link to version that you need.

Additional Notes

9.01 Full Installer

The URL\installer at http://trials.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/CSTD/9/win64/ColdFusion_9_WWE_win64.exe used to, at one point in time, be the full 64-bit Windows 9.01 installer, though as of today, that link is only version 9.0 and not 9.01. So if you are looking for 9.01 you will have to get 9.0 first and then 9.01 as an update (http://download.macromedia.com/pub/coldfusion/updates/901/ColdFusion_update_901_WWEJ_win64.exe).

I believe this is all due to the fact that upon the release of 9.02 they republished 9.0 (without Verity search) and essentially got rid of the 9.01 full installer, leaving 9.01 only available as an update. You can read more about part of this situation in a good post of Charlie Arehart’s, here, which covers the initial release of ACF 9.02.

Hotfixes

Lastly, always make sure you install the latest hotfixes with any of the CF versions: 9, 9.01, or 9.02. All CF9 hotfixes are actually still on Adobe’s site at http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/hot-fixes-coldfusion-9.html


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