How to Remove Adobe Creative Cloud From Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of Adobe Creative Cloud taking up valuable space on your Mac? If so, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to completely remove Adobe Creative Cloud from your Mac. Whether you’re looking to free up storage or simply no longer need the software, we’ve got you covered.

Step 1: Quit all Adobe Creative Cloud applications

Before we dive into the removal process, it’s important to ensure that all Adobe Creative Cloud applications are closed. To do this:

  • Click on the Adobe Creative Cloud icon in the menu bar.
  • Select “Quit” from the dropdown menu.

This will ensure that none of the applications are running in the background and prevent any potential issues during the removal process.

Step 2: Uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App

The next step is to uninstall the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App. To do this:

  1. Navigate to your Applications folder.
  2. Locate and drag the Adobe Creative Cloud folder to the Trash.
  3. Right-click on the Trash icon in your Dock and select “Empty Trash”.

This will remove the main Creative Cloud application from your Mac.


If you have any other Adobe applications installed through Creative Cloud, they will still remain on your system. To remove them, follow these additional steps:

  1. Navigate to your Applications folder.
  2. Locate the Adobe folder and open it.
  3. Find the individual Adobe applications you want to remove and drag them to the Trash.

Step 3: Remove Adobe Creative Cloud files from Library folder

To ensure a complete removal, we need to delete any remaining Adobe Creative Cloud files from your Mac’s Library folder. Here’s how:

  1. In Finder, click on the “Go” menu in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Go to Folder” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the dialog box, enter “/Library/Preferences/Adobe/” and click “Go”.
  4. Delete all files and folders related to Adobe Creative Cloud in this directory.
  5. Navigate back to the “Go” menu, select “Go to Folder” again, and enter “/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Uninstall/“. Click “Go”.
  6. Delete any Adobe Creative Cloud-related files or folders found in this directory.

This step ensures that all remnants of Adobe Creative Cloud are removed from your Mac.


You have successfully removed Adobe Creative Cloud from your Mac. You can now enjoy the extra storage space and a clutter-free system. If you ever decide to reinstall Adobe Creative Cloud in the future, simply download it from the official Adobe website and follow their installation instructions.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy computing!

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