The Adobe Application Manager allows you to remove the product from your computer. The Adobe Application Manager is included with Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS5 and CS5.5 point products.

Important: Do not attempt to manually uninstall or remove CS5 or CS5.5 applications by dragging folders to the Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS). Doing so can cause problems when you try to reinstall the Creative Suite product.

Uninstall Creative Suite 5 or CS5.5 (Windows XP)

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Add Or Remove Programs.
  2. Select a Creative Suite 5 or 5.5 edition or product from the list and click Change/Remove. 
  3. Select the items that you want to remove.
Uninstall options
  • Choose to remove preferences or deactivate your product.



    Note: Connect to the Internet to deactivate.



    Important: If you plan to reinstall the Creative Suite edition or product on the same computer, then you can keep your activation. For information, see Activation and deactivation (1008779).
  • Click Uninstall.

Uninstall Creative Suite 5 or CS5.5 (Windows 7, Windows Vista)

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > Programs And Features.
  2. Select a Creative Suite 5 or 5.5 edition or product from the list and click Uninstall/Change. 
  3. Select the items that you want to remove.
Uninstall options
  • Choose to remove preferences or deactivate your product.



    Note: Connect to the Internet to deactivate.



    Important: If you plan to reinstall the Creative Suite 5 edition or point product on the same computer, then you can keep your activation. For information, see Activation and deactivation (1008779).
  • Click Uninstall. 

Uninstall Creative Suite 5 or CS5.5 (Mac OS)

  1. Navigate to /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers/.
  2. Double-click a Creative Suite 5 or 5.5 edition or product uninstaller alias. 
  3. Select the items that you want to remove.
Uninstall PS
  • Choose to remove preferences or deactivate your product.



    Note: Connect to the Internet to deactivate.



    Important: If you plan to reinstall the Creative Suite 5 edition or point product on the same computer, then you can keep your activation. For information, see Activation and deactivation (1008779).
  • Click Uninstall.

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