Run This Before Official CS3

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Ars points out that if you’ve been rocking the CS3 beta of Photoshop, a simple Drag/Drop uninstall or copy of the Full version over top may not do the trick. Adobe offers a script that you should run before installing the official (not-free) version on your system.

It’s unclear whether using something more sophisticated such as AppZapper may also do the trick. My thinking is if Adobe’s made it readily available, might as well take it for a ride and be on the safe side. If you’ve got experience with either method, let us know your findings.

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Mrad

The biggest pain is backing up all your stuff before running the clean script. Running the script itself takes about a minute or so.

But make sure you DON’T drag the app to the trash – Adobe wasn’t nice enough to tell us that in the early going….

Philipp

@rex:

From every article Adobe has published on this, the idea is to just run the CS3 beta uninstaller. The “script” is ONLY for users that continue to experience problems after uninstalling the beta and installing the CS3 final release.

Yeah, I guess I should have tried the uninstaller first, before AppZapper.

kwit

That’s good advice! I’m wondering if there might be a Photoshop Elements (universal) release soon too.

Rex

From every article Adobe has published on this, the idea is to just run the CS3 beta uninstaller. The “script” is ONLY for users that continue to experience problems after uninstalling the beta and installing the CS3 final release.

Everyone keeps posting that the script must be run. Not true.

See http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2007/04/cs3_shipping_ae.html

Philipp

AppZapper won’t work. You’ll need to use Adobe’s script which will – acording to what it says – also remove the rest of CS3.

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