I've upgraded to macOS Catalina and now noticing some long unused apps that I'm purging from my system. Adobe Creative Cloud being one of them (well, many of them).

I know there is an Creative Cloud Uninstaller but it is 32-bit so won't run on Catalina. I've downloaded the most recent but after running it quits with errors (and doesn't seem to do a thing).

Is there a list of every CC file that Adobe spewed throughout my filesystem so I can delete them manually?

  • Have you tried the Adobe Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool? The KB shows it was just updated so maybe it can help. I'm not adding this as an answer because I don't know if it will work for you or not.
    – fsb
    Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 3:07
  • @fsb unfortunately that didn't work. It may have done something (hard to tell) but it didn't clear 32-bit apps from /Applications or from /System/Application Support/Adobe or elsewhere in Preferences as I was hoping.
    – Meltemi
    Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 15:50
  • This is something you need to ask Adobe about directly.
    – benwiggy
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 11:04

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Fully removing Creative Cloud

Basically, you need to look for files in the following folders:

 /Library/Application Support/Adobe
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe

However, removing CC without breaking other Adobe apps is kinda challenge...

The conservative way

If CC annoys you but you have the space for it (a couple of MB) and you are not willing risking to destroy your Adobe environment. I would recommend to simply disable it from being loaded at boot. To do so:

sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist

To be sure it is done, redoing the command above should return:

/Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist: Could not find specified service

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