After restoring a backup onto a new computer, I transferred a bunch of adobe files onto my new computer but photoshop did not work. I finally got it installed by downloading a trial and putting in my serial number, but it seems that a lot of these old adobe files were not affected by the install (when I click get info, it says it was modified a while ago)
Should I delete all traces of adobe and then try installing again to be sure I have no excess files? Or are these necessary? I'm on a mac, running mavericks.
It can't hurt to make sure you have a full, fresh install.
If you do choose to clean up via the above tool, I'd suggest deactivating it first via the Help - Deactivate menu.