Friday, June 26, 2015

Uninstall iTunes from a Mac

This can be useful for troubleshooting. For example I had a problem that was resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling. If you try to uninstall the 'normal way' by dragging the app to the bin, it will tell you it cannot be uninstalled as it is part of the OS.

You can do it, and this is how:

  1. Navigate to the /Applications folder.
  2. Locate the iTunes icon, right click and 'Get Info'.
  3. Expand the window out so you can see the little padlock in the bottom-right corner, click on it and enter your admin password.
  4. Expand the 'Sharing & Permissions' and change the privileges for 'Everyone' to 'Read and Write'.
  5. Close the 'Get Info' window and drag the file to the trash.
  6. Empty the trash.
  7. Open Terminal.
sudu rm -rf /Library/iTunes
rm -rf /Users/your user name/Library/Preferences/*iTunes*
rm -rf /Users/your user name/Library/Caches/*iTunes*
rm -rf /Users/your user name/Library/*iTunes*


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