need help uninstalling old adobe apps, and a thanks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ashray98, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. ashray98 macrumors newbie

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    First, thanks to so many who have helped me update my OLD powerbook G4. My Ti-book onxy (667 mhz) is a new machine thanks to the suggestions of upgrading my OS finally, and 1 gb of RAM (which I just installed myself tonight, yay me!)

    All of this was to facilitate installing adobe cs3 (design premium). Yes, I am getting a new IMAC soon, but until then, this baby still rocks! SOOOO,

    now everything is installed, but with only about 8 GB of space on my harddrive (go ahead and laugh), I need to get rid of some old apps. Mainly all of my old adobe apps (photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, etc.).

    Now that I am looking at it, it might have been better to uninstall before I installed the new stuff, but I did not want to chance something not working, then be with out. SO...

    I know the basics. Throw the app folders in the trash and empty trash. What about the folders in the library, and other places. At quick glance, it all looks intermingled. I am afraid I will throw out some things I need.

    Any advice?
     
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    I don't own any of Adobe's apps but I believe that there's an uninstaller somewhere (maybe in the Utilities folder).
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you don't have any adobe apps that you need installed right now you can delete the adobe application support files. Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support and delete the Adobe folder. Then go to your home folder>Library>Application Support and delete the Adobe folder there.
     
  4. ashray98 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2 problems.

    1 - old apps do not have an uninstall. just the old drag to trash then empty.

    2 - I already installed the new CS3, so I am worried that I might get rid of some stuff I might need if I delete the adobe folder in the app. support folder.

    Guess I can always reinstall if I get rid of something I might need. Just wanted to throw it out in case anyone did it backwards, like me!

    Thanks!
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You should uninstall CS3 and get rid of the application support files for the older adobe apps and then reinstall CS3. It won't take that long to reinstall CS3.
     

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