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uninstalling Itunes

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Jun 10, 2007 3:59 AM
after looking at a lot of discussion posts, i've been trying to remove ITunes 7.2 to revert to an earlier version - problems with crashes/freezes when gapless playback starts.

the question is, when i move ITunes to the trash and attempt to empty trash, it isn't allowed 'because ITuneshelper is in use"

but i can find no Itunes helper on HD - how do i completely remove ITunes so i can start with fresh version?


PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • macmenno Level 6 Level 6 (10,075 points)
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    Jun 10, 2007 9:17 AM (in response to Jon Higgins)

    Welcome to Discussions.

    but i can find no Itunes helper on HD

    It's not easy to find because it's part of the iTunes package.
    You can find it by control-clicking (or right-clicking) on the iTunes application and choosing 'Show Package Contents'.
    You will find it in Contents>Resources.

    'iTunesHelper' usually is automatically started at login.
    To prevent it from running go to System Preferences>Accounts.
    Then click the Login items tab (I believe on OS X 10.3 it is called Startup Items).
    Select 'iTunesHelper' and click on the small minus-sign to remove it from the list.
    Log out and in again and you should now be able to delete iTunes.

    To install a previous version it might be necessary to remove (delete) the 'iTunesX.pkg' file from HD/Library/Receipts.

    Hope this helps.


    17' iMac 800 MHz, 768 MB RAM, 200 GB HD, DL burner   Mac OS X (10.4.9)   iTunes 7.2


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