How to Clear Photoshop Registry Files

By Lyan Uaha

Your computer registry is a log of everything you've downloaded and contains software configuration settings that are used by the operating system to load and run applications properly. When Photoshop is installed on your computer, its configuration settings are stored in the registry. Similarly, when you uninstall Photoshop, the uninstaller by default removes all the registry files. However, if the uninstaller is damaged then you can manually remove them by following a few steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2

Step 1

Click on “Start” and then click on “Run.”

Step 2

Type “regedit” in the run dialog box and then click on “OK.”

Step 3

Click on the “+” sign next to “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT” in the Registry Editor.

Step 4

Click on the “+” sign next to “Installer”.

Step 5

Click on the “+” sign next to “Features”.

Step 6

Find “4C7BB6329144DF244090E152A7523ED” below Features, right-click on it and then click on “Delete.” Similarly do for each one of the following entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\Installer\\Features\\902087A214A257C439A26F0F93D034A0

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\Installer\\Products\\4C7BB6329144DF244090E152A7523ED4

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\Installer\\Products\\902087A214A257C439A26F0F93D034A0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Adobe\\Photoshop\\9.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Adobe\\Photoshop\\9.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\Installer\\Features\\4C7BB6329144DF244090E152A7523ED4

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\Installer\\Features\\902087A214A257C439A26F0F93D034A0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\Installer\\Products\\4C7BB6329144DF244090E152A7523ED4

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\Installer\\Products\\902087A214A257C439A26F0F93D034A0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Installer\\UserData\\S-1-5-18\\Products\\4C7BB6329144DF244090E152A7523ED4

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Installer\\UserData\\S-1-5-18\\Products\\902087A214A257C439A26F0F93D034A0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Adobe Photoshop CS2 - {236BB7C4-4419-42FD-0409-1E257A25E34D}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\{236BB7C4-4419-42FD-0409-1E257A25E34D}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\{2A780209-2A41-4C75-932A-F6F0390D430A}

Tips & Warnings

  • Back up the registry before making any changes so that you can revert to the previous registry in case of any problems.