Adobe CS3 Uninstalling on Mac
All of us have Mac apps that are no longer used. Most Mac users trash the unneeded apps, hoping to save some disk space. However, trashing can make the matters worse, as it actually leaves a lot of junk behind. Such applications as Adobe Photoshop CS3 are packages, i.e. consist of several files and lose only the core part when trashed. At the same time cache files, widgets, plugins, preferences etc stay on the hard drive and waste its valuable space.
There are two ways to correctly uninstall CS3: Mac OS X built-in uninstallers and third-party uninstall programs for Mac. First, let’s see how to remove this Adobe product using the Adobe uninstaller. So, to uninstall CS3 on Mac:
- Go to Applications, Utilities, Adobe Installers.
- Click Add or Remove Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications.
- Enter your Mac user password to allow the operation.
- In the installer, select the Remove Adobe Creative Suite 3 Components option.
- Select all components and application preferences for removal.
- Finally, click Remove Components to completely uninstall CS3 on Mac.
And now let’s find out how to uninstall Adobe CS3 using a third-party product (we have chosen MacKeeper – a multifunctional system utility for Mac OS X):
- Open MacKeeper and go to the Smart Uninstaller page.
- Click Scan to see which applications are installed on your Mac, along with their additional components.
- In to the Applications folder, select Photoshop CS3 and click Remove.
- Do the same thing for the Widgets, Preference Panes and Plugins folders.
That’s another way to uninstall CS3. MacKeeper gives you the opportunity to clearly view all additional components of this product and remove them with just a couple of clicks.
It’s up to you to choose the most preferable way to uninstall CS3 on Mac, but never drag it to Trash, as you may end up with hard drive clogged with junk files!