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Uninstall Photoshop Elements

Before you begin

Adobe recommends that you use the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 uninstaller to remove Photoshop Elements 8 from your computer. (You can access the uninstaller in the Add Or Remove Programs Control Panel in Windows.) Occasionally, damaged files or a partial installation prevent the Photoshop Elements uninstaller from working. These factors can also cause the installer to leave files or empty application folders on the system. sometimes, the Photoshop Elements 8 missing from the Add Or Remove Programs list or the installer only displays the Uninstall option when you try to install Photoshop Elements.

Manually removing Photoshop Elements ensures that all files and folders are removed.

Note: It's possible that your system doesn'tcontain all of the files and folders listed in this document. If you do not find a listed file or folder on your system, proceed to the next file or folder on the list.

Removing folders

Back up any personal files you want to save from the following directories, and then remove the listed folders and files:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 8.0

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0 

Removing registry entries

Disclaimer: This procedure involves editing the Windows registry. Adobe doesn't support editing the registry, which contains critical system and application information. For information on the Windows Registry Editor, see the documentation for Windows or contact Microsoft Technical Support. It's possible that you don't have all of these files.

Important: Make a backup copy of the registry before you edit it.

  1. Choose Start > Run, and type regedit in the Open text box; click OK.
  2. Navigate to one of the registry keys listed below and select it in the left panel; it appears in the registry editor as a folder.
  3. Choose Edit > Delete. Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 as needed for any remaining registry entries.

Remove the following registry entries:

  • HKCR\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5C1E2F4B17C6F6948A688938BE9E4665\
  • HKCR\Software\Adobe\Elements Organizer\8.0\
  • HKCR\Software\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\
  • HKCR\Software\Classes\PhotoshopElements.Application.8\
  • HKLM\Software\Adobe\Elements Organizer\8.0\
  • HKLM\Software\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\
  • HKLM\Software\Classes\Installer\Features\C73EFD71E4604384DAF84A2B4BFD868F\
  • HKLM\Software\Classes\Installer\Products\C73EFD71E4604384DAF84A2B4BFD868F\
  • HKLM\Software\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5C1E2F4B17C6F6948A688938BE9E4665
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{17DFE37C-064E-4834-AD8F-A4B2B4DF68F8}
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0\
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5C1E2F4B17C6F6948A688938BE9E4665
  • In HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\, remove the key named "<InstallDirectory>\WINDOWS\Installer\{17DFE37C-064E-4834-AD8F-A4B2B4DF68F8}\"


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