Uninstalling Adobe Premiere Elements or Adobe Photoshop Elements removes the application from your computer. If you uninstall a licensed version of the application, the license is deactivated from the computer.

Note:

Do not attempt to manually uninstall or remove Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements by dragging folders to the Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS). Doing so can cause problems when you try to reinstall the product.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that you have administrative privileges for the account you are using.
  • Turn off firewalls, antivirus software, and third-party security software to speed up the uninstallation process.

Uninstall from Windows

  1. Do the following:

    • (Windows 10 and Windows 8) In the taskbar, right-click the Start menu and choose Control Panel.  
    • (Windows 7 and Vista) Choose Start > Control Panel.

    Note:

    The procedures in this document are based on the default Windows interface. If your interface is customized, some procedures vary. For example, navigating to Control Panel from the Start menu could be Start > Settings > Control Panel instead of Start > Control Panel.

  2. Do the following:

    • (Windows 10 and Windows 8) If you're viewing the Control Panel by Category, in the Programs category, click Uninstall a Program. If you're viewing by icons, click Programs and Features.
    • (Windows 7) Select Programs > Programs and Features and double-click Uninstall a Program.
    • (Windows Vista) Select Programs > Programs and Features.
  3. Select Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements.

  4. (Optional) If you don't want to keep the application preferences, select Remove Preferences

  5. Click Uninstall and follow the onscreen instructions to remove the application.

    Note:

    If you get any error message or the application is still visible, try reinstalling the application and then uninstall. 

Uninstall from macOS

  1. Open Finder and navigate to /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers.

  2. Start the Uninstaller for Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Premiere Elements.

  3. (Optional) If you don't want to keep the application preferences, select Remove Preferences

  4. Click Uninstall and follow the onscreen instructions to remove the application.

    Note:

    If you get any error message or the application is still visible, try reinstalling the application and then uninstall. 

Troubleshoot uninstallation

Issue

  • Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements is not visible in the list of installed applications.
  • When you try to uninstall Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements, it doesn't uninstall and the application is still in the installation folders.

Solution

If you are having trouble uninstalling Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements, you can install Adobe Application Manager to resolve the issue.

  1. Download and install Adobe Application Manager from the following links:

  2. If the application is not visible in the list of installed applications, reinstall the application after installing Adobe Application Manager.

  3. Retry uninstalling the application:

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