Library and Application Preferences

Bioshox

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Jan 13, 2012
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Hey guys, new to Mac OSX so these may be stupid questions but...

I installed Photoshop CS5.5, although I ran the Adobe Uninstaller to remove it, and a few days later I wen't to uninstall another program, and navigated to something called the Library, in there I saw some folders called Adobe CS5, and some files with 'Photoshop' in the name, I presume these are preferences etc. So I deleted them.

Could this damage my system? Could anything in the 'Library' folder damage my system if it is removed?

Many thanks.
 

Bioshox

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Jan 13, 2012
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Yes, if you remove the wrong item.
Uninstalling Applications in Mac OS X

which also includes:

But to be honest, removing preferences is not needed, as they don't take up that much storage capacity and won't slow down your Mac.

I didn't delete them directly from the Library, but in the preferences folder.

I restored them from the Trash, nothing should be harmed right?

If they don't slow down the Mac, then I'll leave it.
 

Bioshox

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Jan 13, 2012
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Manchester, UK.
Having files stored on your Mac has no impact on its performance, unless you're almost out of disk space. The only thing that affects performance (barring hardware problems or limitations) is what software is running at any given time.

Performance Tips For Mac OS X
Thats fine, I restored my Preferences folder from a backup in TimeMachine I had 4 hours before deletion, but I told it to keep the original file if it existed, so it just copied any file that had been deleted.

Thanks for your help!!!
 
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