What to remove after trial verison of Adobe products are expired?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hajime, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. I tried Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS5.x on the Mac. The trial has ended. Would you please tell me which folders can be deleted? I found the following in the Application folder:

    Adobe
    Adobe Bridge CS5
    Adobe Bridge CS5.1
    Adobe Connect Add-in
    Adobe Device Central CS5
    Adobe Device Central CS5.5
    Adobe Download Assistant
    Adobe Extension Manager CS5
    Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5
    Adobe Media Player
    Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
    Adobe Reader (I need this)
    Akamai

    Maybe there are more but I don't know. Thanks.
     
  2. andyboutte macrumors member

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    here are some other locations that Adobe stores files. not complete but a start:

    /Applications/Adobe? (everything with Adobe)
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe
    /Library/Application Support/FLEXnet Publisher /Library/Preferences/FLEXnet Publisher /Library/Preferences/com.adobe... (everything with com.adobe) ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe
    ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat ~/Library/Preferences/Acrobat
    ~/Library/Preferences/Acrobat Distiller Prefs ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe... (everything with Adobe) ~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe... (everything with com.adobe)
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for pointing this out. It looks like Adobe does not provide an uninstaller :confused:
    I should somehow remove all adobe related stuff and then reinstall Reader.
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I think you can download uninstall programs from Adobe
     
  5. andyboutte macrumors member

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    You should have an uninstaller in your /Applications/Utilities folder.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. Under Utilities/Adobe Installers, I found uninstallers for Illustrator and Photoshop. Under Utilities, there is an Adobe AIR Uninstaller. After I used these uninstallers, I still have the following in my Application folder:

    Adobe
    Adobe Connect Add-in
    Adobe Download Assistant
    Adobe Media Player
    Adobe Reader (I need this)
    Akamai

    In the Utilities folder, I have:

    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager
    Adobe Installers (empty folder)
    Adobe Utilities (folder)
     

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