I got a refurb MacBook Pro about a month ago & installed High Sierra. Installed Adobe Creative Cloud on Feb 18. Since then, Adobe folders have been magically created in several locations, and they have been multiplying into totally random areas:
I'm downloading a virus scanner. If it doesn't find anything, does anyone have another explanation for this behavior? I couldn't find any reports of it in Google or the forums.
And does someone know which of these are legitimate files that I shouldn't delete?
Thanks for any help!
Quick follow-up: I did a full virus scan and it found nothing, so I'm assuming these really are Adobe deposits.
Also, I have used Photoshop and Bridge a few times since installing Adobe CC, but I have never edited any files of any type in any of these folders:
And have never opened Photoshop/Bridge documents in these other folders:
I have the same issues. I purchased Adobe Acrobat DC on Aug. 20 and since Aug. 28 my root directory is also filling up with those Adobe folders. I had no such issues when I purchased the Photoshop CC in July 2014. It's sad that Adobe has never responded to your post!
Seems intrusive and unnecessary to have the adobe product all over a mac taking up resources and space forcing more reads and wries slowing down my machine and wasting valuable space. A ton of security flaws and open doors that never existed or was needed before as well. And why is ADOBE THE ONLY SOFTWARE on MacTHAT HAS A SHARED USER ACCESS??? Adobe not responding like apple to these questions is almost criminal negligence as they dont support thier own products and get paid a ton of money for it. I may find new software to work with my meida if they cannot amend these practices.Im embarrased for the management teams short sighted decsisons that allow this and their lack of follow up is embarrasing as well.
Do you use Time Machine backups?
Try turning off Time Machine. Or adjust your Apple Time Machine settings to take less frequent snapshots.