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Manually Removing Adobe Creative Suite 2 components

Manually Removing Dreamweaver

Manually Removing Acrobat 8

Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 consists of the Adobe Creative Suite 2 components as well as additional disks for installation of Dreamweaver 8 and Acrobat 8. If you are using Adobe Creative Suite 2, then follow the instructions for "Manually removing Adobe Creative Suite 2 components." If you are using Adobe Creative Suite 2.3, then perform the additional steps listed under Manually removing Dreamweaver and Manually removing Acrobat 8.

Note: You may wish to check the contents of any folders for personal documents before you deleteing them.

Manually Removing Adobe Creative Suite 2 components

The steps below are instructions for manually removing all files and folders that Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 installs on your computer. The Adobe Acrobat 7.0 and Adobe Version Cue 2.0 applications include uninstallers in their respective application folders. Adobe recommends that you use those uninstallers for those applications before you manually remove their components. Occasionally, damaged files or a partial installation may cause the uninstallers to leave files or empty application folders on the system after you remove the application. When you manually remove Adobe Creative Suite, you ensure that all files and folders are removed.

To manually remove Adobe Creative Suite:

1. Remove files you wish to save from the following folders in the Applications folder, and then delete the folders:

-- Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

-- Adobe Bridge

-- Adobe Creative Suite 2

-- Adobe GoLive CS2 (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

-- Adobe Illustrator CS2

-- Adobe InDesign CS2

-- Adobe Photoshop CS2

-- Adobe Version Cue CS2

2. Delete the following files or folders:

Important: When you delete the Adobe folders indicated in the list below with an asterisk (*), you may affect other Adobe applications; for example, you may remove fonts or settings installed by other Adobe applications. If you installed fonts that you wish to save in an Adobe application folder, move them before you delete the folder. By default, the Adobe Creative Suite installer installs multiple fonts in the Library/Application folder.

-- Applications/Adobe Help Center file

-- Applications/Adobe Stock Photos file

-- Applications/Utilities/Adobe Updater file

-- Applications/Utilities/Adobe Utilities folder

-- Users/[User]/Documents/AdobeStockPhotos folder

-- Users/[User]/Documents/Updater folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Acrobat User Data folder (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

-- Users/[User]/Library/Application Support/Adobe folder*

-- Users/[User]/Library/Caches/Acrobat folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Caches/Adobe folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Caches/Opera Cache folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Acrobat folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe GoLive 8.0 Prefs folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator CS2 Settings folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesignfolder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS2 Paths folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Save for Web AI 9.0 Prefs folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Imageready CS2 Settings folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Acrobat.Pro7.0.plist file

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Acrobat.sh.plist file

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.ALM.AdobeLMbundle.plist file

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.AMI.Installer.plist file

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Bridge.plist file

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Com.Adobe.Photoshop.plist file

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/Preference Panes/Opera Preferences folder

-- Users/[User]/Library/receipts/com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro file (Adobe Creative Suite Premium only)

-- Library/Application Support/Adobe folder*

-- Library/Application Support/Adobe PDF folder

-- Library/Application Support/Adobe Systems folder

-- Library/Preferences/Adobe Systems folder

-- Library/Preferences/com.adobe.acrobat.pdfviewer.plist file

-- Library/Preferences/com.Adobe.AdobePDFSettings.plist file

-- Library/Preferences/com.adobe.versioncueCS2.plist file

-- Library/PreferencePanes/VersionCueCS2.prefPane folder

-- Library/StartupItems/AdobeVersionCueCS2 folder

3. Empty Trash by clicking on the Trash icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Manually Removing Dreamweaver 8

Remove the following files and folders:

-- Applications/ Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

-- Users/[User]/ Library/ Application Support/ Macromedia/Dreamweaver 8

-- Users/[User]/ Library/ Preferences/ Dreamweaver 8 Prefs

-- Users/[User]/ Library/ Preferences/com.macromedia.Dreamweaver.plist

Manually Removing Acrobat 8

1. Run the Acrobat Uninstaller found in the Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional folder in the Applications folder.

2. Check for the following folders and remove them if found:

-- HD/Applications/Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

-- HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe PDF

-- HD/Users/[User]/Librarr/Application Support/Adobe

-- HD/Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/Acrobat

3. Check for the following files and remove them if found:

-- HD/Users/ [User]/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro.plist

-- HD/Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro_ppc_8.0.plist

-- HD/Users/[User]/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Acrobat.80.sh.plist

-- HD/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.acrobat.pdfviewer.plist

-- HD/Library/Preferences/com.adobePDFSettings.plist

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