How to Delete Adobe From Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to delete Adobe from your Mac using a simple step-by-step process. Whether you want to uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud or any specific Adobe application, we have got you covered.

Step 1: Quit Adobe Applications

Before uninstalling Adobe software, it is important to close any open Adobe applications. To do this:

  • Option 1: Click on the application name in the menu bar and select “Quit [Application Name]”.
  • Option 2: Press Command + Q on your keyboard while the application is active.

Step 2: Uninstalling Adobe Creative Cloud

If you are looking to remove the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite from your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder: Click on the Finder icon in the dock or press Command + Spacebar, then type “Finder” and hit enter.
  2. Navigate to Applications: In the sidebar, click on “Applications” under “Favorites”.
  3. Delete Adobe Creative Cloud: Locate and right-click on “Adobe Creative Cloud” folder (or drag it to Trash), then select “Move to Trash”.
  4. Clean Up Remaining Files: Open Finder again, click on “Go” in the menu bar, hold down the Option key, and select “Library”. Within Library folder, locate and delete any folders or files related to Adobe Creative Cloud. Empty Trash afterwards.

Step 3: Uninstalling Individual Adobe Applications

If you only want to remove specific Adobe applications, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Finder: Launch Finder by clicking on its icon in the dock or using the Spotlight search (Command + Spacebar) and typing “Finder”.
  2. Delete Application: Locate the Adobe application you want to remove (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator), right-click on it (or drag it to Trash), and choose “Move to Trash”. Within Library folder, locate and delete any folders or files related to the deleted Adobe application.


If you encounter any difficulties during the uninstallation process or if some Adobe files cannot be deleted manually, consider using specialized uninstaller software or contacting Adobe support for further assistance.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Adobe from your Mac.

Now you can enjoy a clutter-free system. Remember, always double-check before deleting any files or folders to avoid accidentally removing important data.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out!

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