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I'm trying to uninstall Adobe Air on Lion.

All of my air apps won't load so I think an uninstall/reinstall will help.

I've opened the Adobe AIR uninstaller but nothing comes up. I can't figure out how to do this.

Does anyone know how I can uninstall Adobe Air?

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Was it installed under Lion, or under a previous OS that was subsequently upgraded? –  Daniel Lawson Dec 22 '11 at 4:23
    
I would try a reinstall first: get.adobe.com/air If that doesn't fix it outright, then see if you can uninstall it. If anything, a reinstallation should let you subsequently uninstall. Then reboot and reinstall again. –  cksum Dec 22 '11 at 7:44

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To uninstall AdobeAIR by hand, quit any unnecessary applications (specially applications that might use AdobeAIR). Then delete the following files and folders.

/Applications/Adobe/Flash Player/AddIns/airappinstaller (alternatively remove the /Applications/Adobe folder - first checking that its sub-folders do not contain files other than AdobeAIR files.)

/Applications/Utilities/Adobe AIR Application Installer.app

/Applications/Utilities/Adobe AIR Uninstaller.app

/Library/Frameworks/Adobe AIR.framework

/Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AIR (alternatively remove the /Users/Shared/Library folder - first checking that its sub-folders do not contain files other than AdobeAIR files.)

The following files are in your Home Folder (represented by '~'). You can access this Library folder by holding down while accessing the Finder menu Go > Library.

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/AIR (alternatively remove the ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe folder - first checking that its sub-folders do not contain files other than AdobeAIR files.)

~/Library/Caches/com.adobe.air.ApplicationInstaller

~/Library/Caches/com.adobe.air.Installer

~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.air.ApplicationInstaller.plist

~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.air.ApplicationInstaller.plist.lockfile

~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#Security/FlashPlayerTrust/air.1.0.trust.cfg

~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/www.macromedia.com/bin/airappinstaller

These files were found by scanning the file system before and after installing the latest version of AdobeAIR to see the file changes that were made.

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Follow these steps:

  • Open Finder and navigate to the following directory: HD > Library > Framework

  • Delete the following folder: Â Adobe AIR.framework

  • Download and run Adobe Air Installer, and it should work.

This is courtesy of the this site here. Enjoy!

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I can't test it right now, but I'll as soon as I get back home on my Mac. So, it's just a wild guess...

Download it again and install the freshly downloaded package. It will either ask you to overwrite your previous installed package or offer you a way to uninstall the previous versions.

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