Remove Adobe Creative Cloud

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  1. Drazick

    Drazick MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 with my Creative Cloud account.

    The problem is it installs Creative Cloud (Including the shared folder Creative Cloud).
    Is there a tool which removes Creative Cloud (Including the Shared Folder and all background processes) yet keep Photoshop working?

    I really hate this CC.
    It adds 7!!! processes running in background - real performance killer.

    Thank You.
     
  2. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    You install Photoshop without CC.
     
  3. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    #6 Krakatoa, Feb 15, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018
    You do not want CC and installed CC. Why? =>
    You install Photoshop without CC. =
    Installation files and folders:
    packages\
    products\
    resources\
    Set-up.exe
    Folder packages is CC.
    Delete all folders in the packages folder except:
    \packages\ACC\HDCore\
    \packages\ADC\Runtime\
    ... and edit:
    \packages\ApplicationInfo.xml
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" ?><application>
        <name>CreativeCloud</name>
        <platform>win32</platform>
        <packageSets>
            <packageSet>
                <name>ADC</name>
                <installPath>[PROGRAMFILES]\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common</installPath>
                <sequenceNumber>2</sequenceNumber>
                <packages>
                    <package>
                        <name>Runtime</name>
                        <sequenceNumber>0</sequenceNumber>
                        <optional>false</optional>
                        <pimxPath>\ADC\Runtime\Runtime.pimx</pimxPath>
                        <additionalInfo>
                            <restartRequired>true</restartRequired>
                            <skipProperties>
                                <property>skipRuntime</property>
                            </skipProperties>
                        </additionalInfo>
                    </package>
                </packages>
                <filters>
                    <filter type="operatingSystem">
                        <config>6.1.0</config>
                    </filter>
                </filters>
                <additionalInfo>
                    <skipProperties>
                    </skipProperties>
                    <launchExecutables>
                    </launchExecutables>
                    <uninstallPackages>
                    </uninstallPackages>
                    <unzipRetryCount>3</unzipRetryCount>
                </additionalInfo>
            </packageSet>
            <packageSet>
                <name>ACC</name>
                <installPath>[PROGRAMFILES]\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud</installPath>
                <sequenceNumber>3</sequenceNumber>
                <packages>
                    <package>
                        <name>HDCore</name>
                        <sequenceNumber>180</sequenceNumber>
                        <optional>false</optional>
                        <pimxPath>\ACC\HDCore\HDCore.pimx</pimxPath>
                        <additionalInfo>
                            <restartRequired>false</restartRequired>
                            <skipProperties>
                                <property>skipHDCore</property>
                            </skipProperties>
                        </additionalInfo>
                    </package>    
                </packages>
                <filters>
                    <filter type="operatingSystem">
                        <config>6.1.0</config>
                    </filter>
                </filters>
                <additionalInfo>
                    <skipProperties>
                    </skipProperties>
                    <launchExecutables>
                    </launchExecutables>
                    <uninstallPackages>
                    </uninstallPackages>
                    <unzipRetryCount>3</unzipRetryCount>
                </additionalInfo>
            </packageSet>
        </packageSets>
        <version>4.4.0.294</version>
    </application>
    = Only Photoshop (folder products), vc ++ library (folder Runtime) and installer (folder HDCore) are installed, but not CC (and not AAM).
     
  4. Drazick

    Drazick MDL Novice

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    @Krakatoa ,
    On Adobe site I couldn't find a file which allows Offline Installation.

    Only the CC setup.
    Is there a link to download it and try your method?

    Thank You.
     
  5. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    For offline install, disable the Internet and run Set-up.exe (after installation, enable the internet).
     
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  7. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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  8. Drazick

    Drazick MDL Novice

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    OK. One need to create a GUIDE from this.
    How to install Photoshop without all the bloatware around it.

    By the way, does it mean one need to install it manually each release of Adobe?
     
  9. forwardintofuture

    forwardintofuture MDL Junior Member

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    @Drazick Hi! Try Revo Uninstaller OR Soft Organizer OR Iobit Uninstaller, and use their force uninstall functions to uninstall completely and remove any trace. Then you can reinstall what is needed. Hope this helps :)
     
  10. Drazick

    Drazick MDL Novice

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    @forwardintofuture , The problem is I didn't understand exactly how to install, for instance, Photoshop only.

    Could you shed more light on the process?

    Thank You.