Apr 16, 2007

Adobe TechNote: Manually Remove Photoshop CS3 public beta (Mac OS X)

Source: Adobe Support Document TechNote: kb401502

This document covers removing Adobe Photoshop CS3 public beta on Mac OS X. For instructions explaining how to remove Photoshop CS3 public beta manually on Windows XP and Windows Vista, see “Additional information” below.


Adobe recommends that you use the Add or Remove Adobe Photoshop CS3 uninstaller in Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers to remove Photoshop CS3 public beta from your computer. Occasionally, however, damaged files or a partial installation may prevent the Photoshop CS3 public beta uninstaller from working correctly or may cause the uninstaller to leave files or empty application folders on the system after the removal is performed.

Manually removing Photoshop CS3 public beta ensures that all files and folders are removed. Please note that these instructions are for removing Photoshop CS3 public beta. If you have other/previous versions of Adobe applications installed, then be sure to remove only the files below that relate to Photoshop CS3 public beta. These steps also remove any extra content (for example, Goodies or Functional Content) that you may have installed with Photoshop CS3 public beta.

Note: Your system may not contain all of the files and folders listed in this document. If you do not find a listed file or folder on your system, then you should proceed to the next file or folder on the list.


Before you remove an application, you must deactivate it.

To deactivate Photoshop CS3, choose Help > Deactivate, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Remove Photoshop CS3 public beta using the uninstaller

The uninstaller is designed to remove everything installed by Photoshop CS3 public beta. When you start Photoshop CS3 public beta for the first time, or when you modify the preferences, new folders and files may be created. To ensure the complete removal of all additional folders and files, proceed to “Remove remaining folders and files for Photoshop CS3 public beta” below after you use the uninstaller.

To use the uninstaller:

  • Go to Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers.
  • Double click Add Or Remove Adobe Photoshop CS3.
  • Authenticate with your user name and password.
  • Select Remove Adobe Photoshop CS3 Components, and click Next.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Remove remaining folders and files for Photoshop CS3 public beta

Back up any personal files you want to save from the following directories, and then remove the listed folders and files:

Note : Your other Adobe applications may be affected by removing these files.

  • Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences [any files and folders with CS3 in the name]
  • Applications/Adobe Bridge CS3
  • Applications/Adobe Device Central CS3
  • Applications/Adobe Help Viewer 1.1
  • Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Applications/Adobe Stock Photos CS3
  • Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers
  • Library/Application Support/Adobe [any files and folders with CS3 in the name]
  • Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD
  • Library/Application Support/Adobe/backup/
  • Library/Application Support/Adobe/caps
  • Library/Application Support/Adobe/Installers
  • Library/Application Support/Adobe/Uninstall
  • Library/Preferences/FLEXnet Publisher/

Additional Information

TechNote kb401492: “Manually remove Photoshop CS3 public beta (Windows XP)”
TechNote kb401501: “Manually remove Photoshop CS3 public beta (Windows Vista)”

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