Uninstalling Adobe AIR on OS X

A week or two ago TweetDeck stopped working for me. I  figured out the issue wasn’t with TweekDeck. The issue was with my install of Adobe AIR. There is no uninstall application included with Adobe AIR but with a little terminal-fu you can uninstall and hopefully fix your issue.

In the commands below please note my install of Adobe AIR resides in the Applications/Utilities directory. Your command may be slightly different based on where your file is located. The command is simple. Open Terminal.app to type the command.

This command uninstalls Adobe AIR.

sudo /Applications/Utilities/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer -uninstall

The process is pretty straight forward and should look like this when complete.

$ sudo /Applications/Utilities/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ AIR\ Installer -uninstall
Uninstalling Adobe AIR (all versions)

That’s it! Just reinstall Adobe AIR and it should hopefully fix your problem.

OS version: OS X Leopard 10.5.7

Posted: 6/27/09