26178 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2008 8:41 PM by ugotz
Drag the application's icon to the Trash. Open the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder and look for one or more preference files named "com.apple.iTunes....plist" and drag them to the Trash. Look in /Library/ folder for an iTunes folder and if you find one drag it to the Trash. Look in /Home/Library/ folder for an iTunes folder and drag it to the Trash. Last, in /Home/Library/Preferences/ByHost/ folder look for two files with names com.apple.nnnnnnn.plist and drag them to the Trash.
Open Activity Monitor (Utilities folder) and in the process list look for iTunesHelper. Select it, then click on Quit Process icon. Quit or Force Quit the process. Now open the Accounts preference pane, click on Login Items tab, look for the iTunesHelper entry and select it, then click the "-" button and remove it from the list.
Empty the Trash. This should fully remove iTunes and its associated files/folders.
If you are having problems with iTunes or other apps, you should first repair your hard drive and permissions.
Hope this helps!
You might want to check out the information and instructions on this site.
They reference a great piece of advanced software (freeware) that cleans up registry. It worked great for me. Back up first!! It helped me completely get rid of iTunes and all latent registry entires so I could load a fresh copy. I was going nuts trying to completely uninstall it until I found this. Especially "Bonjour" which must be removed and is very difficult to remove if your upgrade got screwed up for some reason. You will be pulling your hair out of your head until you do a thought removal as described at the referenced posted article. The link to the software is there too !!