1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 22, 2014 11:34 PM by Rajashree Bhattacharya

    Uninstall CC apps after CC 2014 install?


      Is this something I should do?



        • 1. Re: Uninstall CC apps after CC 2014 install?
          Rajashree Bhattacharya Adobe Employee

          Creative Cloud brought with it the ability to install a bunch of different Adobe apps. That’s mostly a good thing, but it also means you can end up with unwanted apps installed. The CC 2014 versions are treated as new apps, and they don’t automatically import your plugins and settings. Which is why CC 2014 apps are installed alongside rather than replacing the existing versions–basically so that you don’t end up losing all your plugins. But if you’ve already migrated your plugins or don’t use any, you end up with what amounts to unnecessary duplicates.

          There are two ways to uninstall unwanted apps. Both involve a proper uninstall–just deleting the apps is the wrong way to do it. The right way is to uninstall them.

          Option 1.


          Uninstall from within the Creative Cloud application manager. Both options outlined on this page work, but this is probably the easiest way.In the Creative Cloud popup, make sure that the Apps tab is selected. When you hover the cursor over an app, you get a small settings icon and a drop down arrow.Choose Uninstall. You’ll then get the option of whether to keep or remove the preferences for that app.Choose Uninstall. You’ll then get the option of whether to keep or remove the preferences for that app.

          Option 2.

          All of the apps also include uninstallers that you can run from Finder or Windows Explorer.

          Mac OS
          Open Finder and go to /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers
          Double-click an Adobe product to uninstall
          Follow on-screen instructions

          On Mac, the folder contains aliases to all the uninstallers.

          Open the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features
          Choose an app and click Uninstall/Change
          Follow on-screen instructions

          You can’t batch them–they have to be done one at a time or you end up with this message:

          "You are already running the Adobe Application manager"

          When you run each uninstaller you’ll get the option to leave or remove preferences.

          Once it’s done, you’ll get a message saying the process is complete and you can move on to the next one.

          The result is a much cleaner Creative Cloud app, less clutter taking up space on your hard drive, and less clutter when using external apps in things like Light room.