Just installed elements 8 for the Mac and elements 6 was not overwritten.
Elements 6 is not to be simply trashed and needs to be uninstalled except I cant find the uninstaller for this version.
It's not in the 6 folder in Applications. Where is it? I admit that I know very little about Photoshop Elements.
Also, I haven't tried anything on Elements 8 for Mac yet but I've read some of the features and they keep mentioning the Organizer button.
Where is the Organizer button on Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac?
Searching for Organizer in Help only brings me to Windows versions of help even when I select Mac.
And what's with Adobe Bridge CS3, now that there is a Adobe Bridge CS4 can CS3 be trashed or do I need an uninstaller for that too?
Adobe sure doesn't make anything easy. Elements 8 was confusing to install and now it's even harder to uninstall 6 and CS3.
I am not really sure if your system has Control Panel but usually it is uninstalled there. If you know where it is then it's pretty easy to uninstall it. Look for a program that is similar with windows control panel in your system.
Why do you want to uninstall Elements 6? Why not just leave it on your hard disk, or just drag Elements 6 to the trash?
I'm running a Mac with system 10.6.3. I have both Elements 6 and Elements 8 on my Mac hard disks. I use both. There hasn't been any problem. Both load, both work, and both can save pictures.
Normally, I would have trashed Elements 6 when I installed Elements 8. I left Elements 6 installed because I'm taking an Elements class that uses Elements 6.
There hasn't been any problem. I've had both versions loaded and running at the same time, and it never caused any problems or conflicts or crashes.
PSE 6 should be uninstalled *ONLY* through its own uninstaller which can be located at below location and the same is application for any other Adobe application as well. Moving the application to Trash is never a suggested route because it leaves many files, folders and entries in database on the system.
Here is the location to find the uninstaller for PSE 6:
<Macintosh HD>\Applications\Utilities\Adobe Installers\Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
I understand that the uninstaller was a bit hidden in PSE 6, and hence we improved upon it and created an uninstall alias inside the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8\ folder in PSE 8 to improve the intuitiveness. If there are any further suggestions for PSE 8 install/uninstall workflow. Fee free to share them.
Regarding Bridge CS3, it will get removed from the machine along with PSE 6, once you uninstall it through Adobe uninstaller in above location.
Organizer in PSE 8 is only on Windows. Mac version uses Bridge CS4 for organizing and viewing media.
Hi, I just found this useful thread.
Before installing PS Elements 11 for Mac, I want to uninstall my old version 6 for Mac, hence I startet the uninstaller. I got the message:
"If you would like to install your software on a different computer, be sure to deactivate it before uninstalling it. To deactivate your software launch Adobe Photoshop Elements or one of its components."
Therefore I cancelled the uninstaller and launched PSE, but how can I deactivate it now...?
Another question: In the "Adobe Installers" folder there isn't only the uninstaller alias to "Adobe Photoshop Elements 6" but also another alias to "Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2". What's that? Do I need this or should I uninstall this too?
To deacticate PSE, launch PSE Editor and click 'Help->Deacticate'.
Regarind 'Adobe ExtendScript toolkit 2', it is an application which is used for automation (and related tasks). You need not to worry about it. Just uninstall PSE only and let it remain as it is.
Thanks for your answer.
There is no menu item "Deactivate" in my Help menu.
Is it possible that I've never activated my version 6 for Mac, though I've used it for years?
So can I go on with uninstalling?
Regarding "Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2": Where did it come from? Was it installed with PSE 6 for Mac? In this case I would want to uninstall it too. (How?)
Or did it come with an other (free) Adobe app?
Many thanks again!!
I'm afraid it wasn't a good idea to add my questions to the end of this old thread. I just thought PSE 6/Mac is quite old and wouldn't want to start a new thread for it. I really would appreciate answers to my last posting. I still haven't started deinstalling/installing, but need to do this soon. Thanks!!
Hi Barbara & thanks -- no I had bought the disk version - but the uninstaller showed this message. Anyway - I'll ignore it.
And for that "Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2" (the alias is also dated November 2008) - what's that for? - can I uninstall it too? (How...?)