How to Uninstall Adobe on Mac [Easy Guide]

If files from failed Adobe application’s installation take up disk space, then it might possible to get serious problems in your computer. So, you need to delete all files from Adobe application installation if causing problem. Here, we are disusing on “How to uninstall Adobe on Mac” in details and providing some recommended steps to do so. Let’s starts the discussion.

Which Adobe product do you want to remove?

Adobe Reader, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe XD, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Flash Player and many other applications are designed & developed by Adobe Company for Windows, Mac and other OS based devices. All these applications have different features and use for different purposes.

Whether you are graphics designer, web designer, photographer, illustrator, marketing professional or working TV and movie industry, Adobe software products can be best tools for your professions. You can use these Adobe applications as per your need.

In case if Adobe application was not installed properly or missing some files from software installing, then it might cause several problems in your computer. So, you can try to uninstall Adobe applications from your Mac computer completely and then reinstall it.

Adobe provides dedicated uninstall tool to help on “How to uninstall Adobe on Mac Computer”. This “Uninstall Tool” may exists in Adobe Installer Sub folder of your computer which you can find in “Application” folders and perform a complete uninstall. In case if built-in uninstaller not helped to remove all components Adobe creates in your Mac computer, then you can read & follow our instructions to do so. Let’s go for the steps to uninstall Adobe on Mac.

[Tips & Tricks] How to uninstall Adobe on Mac?

Procedure 1: Uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App on Mac

Steps for latest versions

If you need to uninstall Creative Could Desktop App, Downloads and run Uninstallation Tool for your operating system.

Step 1: At first, you need to download a ZIP File for “Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App Uninstaller”

Step 2: Extract the downloaded ZIP file and run the “Creative cloud Uninstaller.App”

Step 3: In the “Creative Cloud Uninstaller popup window”, click on “Open” to continue

Step 4: In the next screen, the prompt states “Are you sure want to uninstall Adobe Creative cloud App”, click on “Uninstall”

Step 5: Once uninstallation finish, it shows a confirmation message. Click on “Close”

Step 6: After that, you can download and install Adobe Creative Cloud App in your Mac.

For Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App versions prior to 5.0

Step 1: At first, you need to download and mount DMG File for “Creative Cloud Desktop App Uninstaller”

Step 2: Now, follow the ‘step 1 to step 5’ which we have provided for “For latest version” above

Step 3: Once uninstall successfully, you can download and install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App in your Mac

Procedure 2: How to uninstall Adobe Reader on Mac Manually?

Adobe Acrobat Reader software allows you to view, print and comment on PDF files. If you want to uninstall Adobe Reader on Mac for some reason, follow the steps below.

Remove from “Applications” folder

Step 1: Go to “Applications” folder in “Finder”

Step 2: Look for “Adobe Reader” application in “Applications” folder and move it to “Trash” folder

Step 3: After that, empty the “Trash” folder

Remove all components of Adobe Reader from Mac

The above steps helped you to uninstall Adobe Reader from Application folder. All the services files, caches, logs and other debris sill remain in your Mac. To remove all of them, follow the steps below

Step 1: Press “COMMAND + SHIFT + G” keys together from keyboard to open “Go To the Folder”

Step 2: Now, type the follow Command one-by-one and hit “Enter” key after each to open it. Remove all the service files of Adobe Reader

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe


~/Library/Saved Application State/com.adobe.Reader.savedState









Step 3: Once done, empty the “Trash” folder

Step 4: After that, you can download Adobe Reader once again in your computer from its official website and install in your Mac computer

Procedure 3: Uninstall Adobe on Mac using “App Cleaner & Uninstaller”

You can use Automatic Adobe applications removal tool i.e., “App Cleaner & Uninstaller” to delete all files related to Adobe software from your Mac.

Step 1: At first, you need to Download and Install “App Cleaner & Uninstaller” from its official website

Step 2: Open the “App Cleaner” and run the Scan operation

Step 3: Look for “Adobe software” which you want to uninstall in the list of your Apps

Step 4: select all Adobe files and click on “Remove” button

You may also read: How to uninstall Creative Cloud? (Manual Steps)


If you decide to uninstall Adobe applications like Adobe Creative Cloud applications and Adobe Reader from your Mac, then you can read & follow our instructions mentioned above to do this. I am sure this article helped you to “How to uninstall Adobe on Mac” with easy steps/procedures. If you have any suggestions or queries regarding this, please write on comment box given below.

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