Why get rid of it at all?
I had to re-initialize my hard drive because of a problem with the compatibility of Yosemite and my 2010 MacBook Pro.
Everything was backed up on Time Machine. But now, if I try to start Indesign CS5, I get a message saying:
Missing file: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/TypeSupport/ .../Roman.TXT.
If I close the message, a rather long document comes up, "Problem Report for Indesign" and Indesign will not open.
As I mentioned, the folder "Uninstall CS5" has disappeared as well. I looked on the Adobe site and they recommend against trying to uninstall manually.
I am concerned that my CS5 is corrupted and might possibly cause other problems. Plus, the suite takes up a lot of memory.
Thanks for answering. What do you think now?
Use the installer of CS5 which can be used to uninstall CS5.
On OSX the uninstaller is an alias to a library folder where all of the Adobe uninstallers live:
The problem is if the CS5 uninstaller is there you won't know which one it is because IndesignCS5 won't be in the file name. But you should be able to reinstall CS5 which will give you the uninstall alias, and then uninstall which will remove the ID system components.
Have you tried looking at the following two locations to find the Uninstall.app:
1) Your original install directory.
2) Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers/
Hello Will, Rob, Pragya and Peter,
Thank you so much for answering my call of help.With all your advise, here is what finally worked.
I decided to reinstall CS5 Design Premium. (Only used the first disc with the red label, not the content disc with the black label.)
At the end of the installation I was asked to close down 2 things, one of which was SafariNotification.
I opened "Activity Monitor" and highlighted SafariNotification. Then went to the upper left hand corner of the window and tapped the small black x.
I had to click "Force Quit" because "quit did not work.
The CS5 installation then finished.
I went directly to the "uninstall" folder and clicked uninstall.
When uninstall was finished, the folders for many of the Adobe CS5 apps were still in my apps folder, but when I looked in them, they were empty. I simply threw them out.
However, Flash, Photoshop and Patchfiles still had MB in them but they would not open, so I simply threw those out too.
There it is. I hope this explanation will help someone else one day. Thank you again for your help.