By Jordan, Last updated: April 9, 2019
Upgrading software is something we all have to do eventually. It might be because a program’s latest update was just released or your needs have outgrown your old software and you want a different tool. Whatever the reason may be, you’re going to have to uninstall the old program to make way for the new one.
For Mac users who love Photoshop, removing this popular Adobe product may seem super easy, but this is not always the case. Simply trashing the program might cause some problems later. This is why we’re going to talk about ways that you can safely and effectively remove Adobe Photoshop from your Mac without the usual hassles.
Adobe Photoshop is a vast program that embeds itself in many folders and application containers. It’s likely one of the most prolific programs on your Mac computer. This also means that merely deleting the Photoshop icon or moving it to Trash will not do the job. Here are common problems that Mac users encounter when uninstalling Photoshop:
If you’re someone who has a similar problem with Adobe Photoshop, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to explore manual and automatic methods of uninstalling Photoshop on Mac.
Why remove a program yourself when you can install an app to do it for you? That’s exactly what PowerMyMac can do.
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This will bring you to a new interface that will display potential files to remove.
On the left screen, a list of your apps will be shown.
When you do this, a list of files and folders related to Photoshop will be projected to the right of the screen. This allows you to select which files you want to delete.
Letting some elements remain can cause some problems for a newer software down the road.
This removes all files you selected for removal. Wait for a few seconds to complete the process.
You can also manually remove Photoshop from your Mac. Just follow any of these two methods:
Adobe Photoshop should appear as an icon. If it’s not visible in this folder, go to the following folder:
Ignore the other files and folders here. Go straight to the familiar red Adobe Photoshop icon.
You can find these extra folders here:
It’s also best if you put your other Adobe products in one place in your hard drive.
As you can see, you have the option to remove Photoshop manually. But there’s a chance that some associated files will be missed and might cause your software update to fail. Now that there’s an app for almost everything you need, it’s no longer cost-efficient to uninstall programs on your own.
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Last updated: April 9, 2019
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