How to Remove Creative Cloud From Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of the Adobe Creative Cloud taking up valuable space on your Mac? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of removing Creative Cloud from your computer. Follow these steps to reclaim your storage and say goodbye to the Creative Cloud for good.

Step 1: Quit All Adobe Applications

Before we begin the uninstallation process, it is important to close all Adobe applications that may be running in the background. To do this:

  • Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • Select “Force Quit” from the dropdown menu.
  • Locate any Adobe applications (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign) that are running and click on them.
  • Click on the “Force Quit” button to close these applications.

Step 2: Uninstall Creative Cloud

To uninstall Creative Cloud from your Mac, follow these simple steps:

A) Use Adobe Creative Cloud Uninstaller

If you have already installed an older version of the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app on your Mac, you can use the built-in uninstaller to remove it. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to Applications > Utilities.
  2. Double-click on “Adobe Installers”.
  3. Locate and double-click on “Creative Cloud Uninstaller”.
  4. Follow the prompts, and when asked to confirm, click “Uninstall”.

B) Manually Remove Creative Cloud

If you do not have the Adobe Creative Cloud uninstaller, or if the previous method did not work for you, you can manually remove Creative Cloud from your Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to Applications.
  2. Locate and drag the “Adobe Creative Cloud” folder to the Trash.
  3. Empty the Trash by right-clicking on the Trash icon in your Dock and selecting “Empty Trash”.

Step 3: Remove Remaining Files and Folders

To ensure a clean uninstallation, it’s important to remove any remaining files and folders associated with Creative Cloud. Follow these steps:

  1. In Finder, click on the “Go” menu in the top menu bar.
  2. Select “Go to Folder..” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Type “~/Library/” and click “Go”. This will open your user Library folder.
  4. Navigate to “~/Library/Application Support/Adobe”.
  5. Delete any Adobe folders or files related to Creative Cloud.


You have successfully removed Adobe Creative Cloud from your Mac. Enjoy your newfound storage space and freedom from software that you no longer need. If you ever decide to reinstall Creative Cloud in the future, simply follow Adobe’s official installation instructions.

We hope this tutorial was helpful. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy uninstalling!

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