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Windows 7: After Uninstalling Adobe CS5, Adobe Folders and Files Remain

08 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit professional
After Uninstalling Adobe CS5, Adobe Folders and Files Remain

Dear Forum,

I know I have to do either a clean install, or an in place upgrade install soon . However, I just would like to repair my CS5.0 Encore that started acting strange lately (no new programs/hardware installed). I uninstalled/reinstalled the whole suite several times (using Control Panel > Programs and Features, Adobe Clean Tool, and CCleaner64). I noticed that several Adobe folders remained (In Program Files, Program Files (x86), and in Common Files within those folders). I even had PrPro.exe with a dozen dll-s in one folder (which, of course, didn't work). I have two other Adobe programs (Adobe Media Player, and Adobe Reader X).

My question: What would happen if after a thorough uninstall of all three programs (maybe RevoPro, instead of Programs and Features?) and after having no Adobe product installed in the system, simply delete all folders/files that have anything "Adobe"? Would still be shared dll files that needed by other non-Adobe programs? Would the registry cleaner delete all the bad registry entries that created by simply deleting the Adobe files? If it works, I would do the in-place repair install of Win 7. Or I will be advised to try this just before I am ready for a clean install () in case, if this ruins the system.

I would greatly appreciate any helpful advice (and I understand that might not be an answer to these questions).



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08 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Just delete the leftover files , then use ccleaner to work on the registry , defrag a few times and you should be fine. If you still have problems come back and we`ll gladly help you do a clean install. :)
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09 Mar 2013   #3

windows 7 64 bit professional

Thanks! I will do this in the spring break (I am not a student unfortunately, I am a retired Intel reliability physicist teaching physics part time in a local college :)). I will try this but if this doesn't help, then I would greatly appreciate your help in the clean installation. Thanks again, Laci.
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