Photoshop: How to uninstall Photoshop CC 32 bit ?

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Creative Cloud installs BOTH 64 bit AND 32 bit versions of Photoshop. Forums discussions say that is because some plugins run only on 32 bit, but that one should use 64 bit as standard. Problem is that Lightroom opens 32 bit! Besides, I do not need 32 bit since all my plugins run fine on 64. How can I get rid of Photoshop CC 32 bit which takes close to 1 GB on my HD???
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Jean Jacques Duby

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Hi Jean,

Unfortunately, there isn't currently a way uninstall only 32-bit. We're looking at allowing customers to choose which version to download and install, 32bit or 64bit.
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Caroline powell

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Please! its just ridiculous to require users to take up space on their computers.
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David Marritt

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Agree with smaller SSD's this takes up a large amount for nothing, please sort as soon as possible.
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Jean Jacques Duby

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Jeffrey, thanks for the (bad) news, I guess I'll have to wait - not too long I hope... In the mean time, is there a way to tell Lightroom to edit a photo in Photoshop 64 bit instead of 32 bit? I used the alternate external editor slot (Alt-Ctrl-E) to access 64 bit, but it should be the default editor.
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Do you have the file associations in the OS set to open raw, jpeg and tiff files in the 64-bit version of Photoshop?

If you launch the 64-bit version of Photoshop and choose, Edit In Photoshop, does it open in the 64-bit version?
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Jeff, sorry for the trouble, I just double checked and everything seems to be OK: raw, tiff and dng file are associated with CC 64-bit (jpeg opens with Windows Photo Viewer but that's the way I want it), and now Lightroom 5.2 opens CC 64-bit when clicking "Edit in Photoshop" or Ctrl-E (I say "now" because just after I installed CC it did open 32-bit, and other users on the forums noticed it too - but AAM installed some updates since, maybe that fixed it?)
Also I checked in the register, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Photoshop.exe
does refer to the 64-bit version .
All is well that ends well, thanks for the help (and keep pressure on Development to enable uninstalling 32-bit, I need this GB !)
JJD
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Allow for uninstalling of 32-bit version of Photoshop CC (and don't waste scarce SSD space for unused versions).


Covered in numerous posts (and answered by Adobe staff; not possible to uninstall 32-bit version of Photoshop CC).

Please implement functionality to allow for uninstall of 32-bit version.
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Please implement uninstall 32 bit version functionality of any of the cc products. With CS6 AND creative cloud installed, one can imagine how much space it takes up for no reason on my computer. Project files and extensions just make it larger. Granted I use the cloud and externals extensively now for storage.

It isn't right taking up OUR space on OUR computers just because your staff are too lazy to implement the bit of code requisite to sense which version (32bit or 64bit) and download accordingly. This is a huge and unacceptable oversight. Something like that really shouldn't be too hard adding into an update for the creative cloud app manager or whatever you're calling it now.
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All this was one year ago and nothing really changed. Shortsighted that CC will only install to C drive, and on top of that, have 32 bit floating when I have x64 Windows atop 32 GB RAM. Need to clear out my 256 GB SSD from time to time. aarrrgh!!
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Photoshop CC 2014 will only install the 32 bit version if you explicitly choose it, or are running a 32 bit OS -- otherwise only the 64 bit application will be installed.