Adobe is a company we’re well acquainted with. Its products even supersede the company’s fame. Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects and so many more are familiar names to most with any technical knowledge.
Adobe Creative Cloud houses them all. There might come a day when you’re ready to leave and move on from Adobe Creative Cloud. Uninstalling Adobe Creative Cloud can sometimes prove difficult. Adobe itself strongly discourages uninstalling the desktop app of Creative Cloud, unless it’s absolutely necessary. This could be due to Creative Cloud corruption, installation error, and also problems when you update Creative Cloud.
How to Uninstall the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App
When you need to uninstall the Creative Cloud desktop app, you’d need to download and run the uninstallation tool. This tool has to be appropriate for your operating system. To complete the uninstall process you’ll need to have administrative privileges. Through this article, we’ll guide you through the uninstallation of the desktop app by the Operating System type.
Uninstall the Creative Cloud Desktop App on Windows
Make sure you’ve synced all your files before you move ahead with the uninstall process. Folders that are not synced to your Creative Cloud account could be potentially lost.
Step 1: Download the Creative Cloud uninstaller for your version of Windows
Adobe itself offers its users links to creative cloud installers depending on your version of Windows. Currently, they haven’t provided their users with a Windows 11 Creative Cloud uninstaller. Though you have our promise to provide you with a link to it as soon as they do. There are however links to Windows 10,8,7 (64-bit), Windows 10(ARM), and Windows 10,8,7(32-bit).
Step 2: Extract the contents of the zipped folder
Step 3: Double-Click on the Executable File
When you double-click on the executable file you may be prompted to allow the uninstaller to proceed.
Step 4: Select Uninstall
The uninstaller of the Creative Cloud prompts you to confirm that you want to uninstall Adobe’s Creative Cloud desktop application. Once you review the issue go ahead and click uninstall.
Step 5: Select Close
The Adobe Creative Cloud uninstaller removes the Creative Cloud from your desktop. It then shows you a confirmation message. Click on close in the confirmation window.
Step 6: Reinstall
If you ever need to use the Creative Cloud app again just download Creative Cloud and Reinstall it.
Uninstall the Creative Cloud Desktop App on macOS
On the macOS when you go to uninstall creative cloud, make sure you’ve synced all your files before you uninstall. The folders that you have not synced on your Adobe Creative Cloud could be potentially lost.
Step 1: Download the Creative Cloud uninstaller for your version of macOS
Step 2: Extract the contents of the zipped files
Step 3: Double click the installer file: Creative Cloud Uninstaller.app
Step 4: Select Open
Your security settings might cause you to receive a warning to open the uninstaller from the mounted DMG file. Select Open to continue.
Step 5: Uninstall
You will be prompted by the uninstaller apps to confirm if you want to uninstall the Creative Cloud app. Review this prompt message and select Uninstall.
Step 6: Select Close
The uninstaller; like the name suggests uninstalls. This app displays a confirmation message when the uninstall is complete. Then you go ahead and select Close.
Step 7: Reinstall if necessary
If you find that you need to reinstall creative cloud. Just download and reinstall the software.
How to Uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud Apps
If you don’t want an app on the Creative Cloud or Creative Cloud apps. Uninstall the app using the Creative Cloud desktop app. Avoid using the trash bin or recycle bin and use the cc desktop app instead.
Step 1: Open the Creative Cloud desktop app
Step 2: On the All apps page, select the more actions icon next to the app you want to uninstall
Step 3: In the drop-down list, select uninstall
Step 4: Select Cancel, Remove or Keep based on your preference
- Cancel: When you click on cancel, it stops and cancels the uninstallation
- Remove: When you click remove, it removes the app notifications, interface settings and other preferences
- Keep: When you click on Keep it retains the app notifications, plugins, alerts and other preferences
Your app begins to uninstall, you can then find the app in your Available in your plan section.
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