How to Uninstall Adobe Photoshop

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How to manually uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Windows computer.
  • How to uninstall Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 SE on a Windows XP computer.

Manually Remove Adobe Photoshop CS2

Before we begin, we want to emphasize that the manual removal process of Adobe Photoshop CS2 should only be used when you are unable to completely uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2 using  the Windows built-in uninstaller Add or Remove Programs.

Generally, when you uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2 using Add or Remove Programs, all the traces of the program are removed. However, in certain situations, notably when the program is not correctly installed or some of its files are corrupt, you may not be able to completely remove the program via Add or Remove Programs.

To manually uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2, you need to complete the following tasks:

  • Uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2 using Add or Remove Programs.
  • Manually remove remaining files and folders for Adobe Photoshop CS2.
  • Delete Photoshop registry entries.

Task 1 – Uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2 Using Add or Remove Programs

  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs
  3. Locate and select Adobe Photoshop CS2.
  4. Click Remove.

Task 2 – Delete Remaining Files and Folders for Adobe Photoshop CS2

Before you begin, change the Folder View options to show hidden files and folders as well as extensions for known file types.  To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives in Advanced Settings.
  5. Unselect Hide extensions for known file types.
  6. Click Apply and then click OK.

Next, locate and delete the remaining files and folders for Photoshop.

Note: All the files and folders listed below may not be present on your computer. In case you do not find a particular file or folder on your computer, then move on to the next file or folder that is mentioned on the list.

Documents and Settings\ [User Name] \Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw
Documents and Settings\ [User Name] \Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\9.0
Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Adobe Photoshop CS2.lnk
Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2
Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Launch\photoshop\9.0

Delete Adobe Photoshop CS2 Registry Entries

Important: The registry is an important component of Windows and you should modify it only if you are comfortable working with the registry. To be on the safe side, make a registry backup before editing it. To do this, you may use a professional Windows registry maintenance tool, such as RegGenie.

Log on to your computer with administrative rights, and then run the regedit command to open the Registry Editor window.

In the Registry Editor window, locate and delete the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Photoshop CS2 – {236BB7C4-4419-42FD-0409-1E257A25E34D}

Uninstall Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 SE on a Windows XP

Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 SE, by default, is included in a new Windows XP computer. The steps discussed below guide you through the process of removing Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 SE from a Windows XP computer.

  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate and select Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 SE, and click Change/Remove.
  4. Click Yes, when asked to confirm your action.
  5. Open Windows Explorer.
  6. Navigate to C:\Program and Files\Adobe.
  7. Locate and right-click the Photoshop Album folder, and then select Delete.

In case you are unable to remove Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 SE using Add or Remove Programs, then you can uninstall the program using an advanced third-party uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller.