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    Hi, I am new to MACs and on a steep learning curve after years of working with Windows. I have recently bought an iMAC for running Lightroom. I have installed this, but had to install it twice because there are two user accounts. I have now learned that this should have been installed just once for All Users. Is there an easy way to fix this such that I don't have to install updated twice each time etc? Or will I have to uninstall it from both user accounts then re-install it at the root for All Users? Will this effect my license (it is a proper bought copy). Also I have Google NIK Collection installed with it for both users, again, same question. Many thanks for any advise given....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwhcumming View Post
    will I have to uninstall it from both user accounts then re-install it at the root for All Users? ..
    That's what I would do. Don't know if it affects your license. If you did not have to enter a license number, then no, I don't think so. Where did you purchase the app and in what form?

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    The Lightroom App was purchased from Adobe and NIK Collection from Google NIK, both are the official vendors for each piece of software. I will try uninstalling each User version and re-installing a single instance and see what happens...
    Thanks,

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    If you install it in the main /Applications folder it will be available to all users. Whether all users can use it legally depends on the license.
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    ^ Yeah, that's what I was getting at asking "in what form?". That is, if you have a DVD, then just reinstall it.

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