Adobe Creative Suite 3 and CS3 point products include an uninstaller on Windows and Mac OS. If you want to remove the suite or an individual product, use the uninstaller. Don't manually delete application folders by dragging them to the Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS). Manually deleting folders before using the uninstaller can cause problems if you try to reinstall the Adobe Creative Suite 3 or CS3 point products.

Uninstall Creative Suite 3 editions and products on Windows XP

The uninstaller removes everything installed by Adobe Creative Suite 3.

Important: When you run the uninstaller, you are asked if you want to deactivate your software. If you plan to reinstall the Adobe Creative Suite 3 on the same machine, then consider keeping your activation. For information see Activation, deactivation | Adobe products.

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Add Or Remove Programs.
  2. Select the Creative Suite 3 edition or product in the list, click Change/Remove, and follow the onscreen instructions to remove it.

Tip: Watch a movie that shows how to run the uninstaller on Windows XP:

 

Uninstall Creative Suite 3 editions and products on Windows Vista

The uninstaller removes everything installed by Adobe Creative Suite 3.

Important: When you run the uninstaller, you are asked if you want to deactivate your software. If you plan to reinstall the Adobe Creative Suite 3 on the same machine, then consider keeping your activation. For information see Activation, deactivation | Adobe products.

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Programs And Features.
  2. Select the Creative Suite 3 edition or product in the list, click Uninstall/Change, and follow the onscreen instructions to remove it.

Tip: Watch a movie that shows how to run the uninstaller on Windows Vista:

 

Uninstall Creative Suite 3 editions and products on Mac OS

The uninstaller removes everything installed by Adobe Creative Suite 3.

Important: When you run the uninstaller, you are asked if you want to deactivate your software. If you plan to reinstall the Adobe Creative Suite 3 on the same machine, then consider keeping your activation. For information see Activation, deactivation | Adobe products.

  1. Navigate to /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers.
  2. Double-click the Creative Suite 3 edition or product alias and follow the onscreen instructions to remove it.

Tip: Watch a movie that shows how to run the uninstaller on Mac OS:

 

Clean up manual uninstallations

If you manually removed a CS3 edition or application by deleting their folders and you can't reinstall the applications, run the Adobe CS5 Cleaner Tool. The CS5 Cleaner Tool works with CS3, CS4, and CS5 products. See Resolve installation problems with CS5 Cleaner Tool | CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3 for instructions on downloading and using the tool.

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