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Old 09-13-2007, 04:43 PM
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Uninstalling plugins

Hi there,

Here's the thing! I have been evaluating a couple of plug ins and now feel I don't need them.

But where of find the uninstall icon? Have been to Prog. Defaults. Add/Remove, zilch! Found their respective folders in Program Files so deleted them, but the programs are still there in PS/Filters. Have been to the Plug in folder but can't find anything that resembles the name of the plug ins. There is a reference deep in Documents & Setting folder but the search tool only finds that reference in the Start Menu, which I have deleted.

So what next?

Grateful for any advice.

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:51 PM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

Did those plug-ins install in Windows? If so, can you not uninstall them from Control Panel >Add or Remove Programs?

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:42 AM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

Both plug-ins can as *.exe files. hey expanded to decompressed as folders in Program Files and also gave the option to add the necessary plug-in file to PS.

I have deleted the program folder, there is nothing in Add/Remove; I have cleaned the reg and removed what references I can find; I have removed the entries from Start Menu, but under PS/Filters, they are still there and they still run. Don't know hwat the actualy plug-in is called so cannot find it.

Guess there is always the option of reinstalling PS!

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Old 09-14-2007, 01:36 PM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

I'm a Mac user who runs Windows under emulation (Parallels) in order to do screenshots and examples of Windows-only plug-ins and other imaging apps.

In my experience (which seems to differ from your similar attempts), all you need to do is drill down into your C-drive, look for Programs, find Photoshop's plug-ins folder, and hack away! Works on the Mac too.

In order to find the name of the plug-in you are trying to uninstall, can you still see it listed in Photoshop's Filter menu?
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:56 PM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

Thanks for the advice.

I figured that any plug-ins would have a name that resembled either the supplier or plug-in name. In this case, neither did.

But I selectively changed the extensions of the most likely candidates, until I found the culprits. Deleted them now.

Perhaps installing 3rd party plug-ins to a separate folder is a good idea?

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Old 09-14-2007, 02:37 PM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

Great!

FWIW, here's a screenshot of how plug-ins are organized on the Mac (most have their own folders; others are located top-level in the designated folder). Pretty straightforward; it's easy to identify and delete the ones you don't want.

BTW, I have CS3 pointed toward the CS2 plug-ins folder until I am satisifed CS3 can run all the older ones.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:31 PM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

Looks to me as though the Mac organizes these better than a PC. All the PC plug-ins are listed in the Filter folder, some with the name, others with the name that the program creator wanted to call it, but they are all **.8bf files.

But you probably know that already.

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Old 09-14-2007, 06:19 PM
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

Rex, there's a reason why I *emulate* Windows... But we'll leave that for another discussion... ;-)
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Re: Uninstalling plugins

its really helpful,thanks a lot,i work with Mac just a very short time,and it confused me for whole night.
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Great!

FWIW, here's a screenshot of how plug-ins are organized on the Mac (most have their own folders; others are located top-level in the designated folder). Pretty straightforward; it's easy to identify and delete the ones you don't want.

BTW, I have CS3 pointed toward the CS2 plug-ins folder until I am satisifed CS3 can run all the older ones.
its really helpful,thanks a lot,i work with Mac just a very short time,and it confused me for whole night.
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