4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2008 8:41 PM by ugotz
pwwwayne Level 1 (35 points)
I want to uninstall iTunes 7.6.2 so that I can re-install iTunes 7.6.0 (I have a copy). I want to get rid of the stutter/skip/crackle that appeared in 7.6.1 and has not been cured by 7.6.2.

So HOW do I un-install iTunes?

MBP 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo & Mac Mini (not Intel), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • franciscoandre Level 4 (2,530 points)
    Hi pwwwayne,

    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!

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  • pwwwayne Level 1 (35 points)
    oh my! Thank you. Yes, I have done repair of permissions and verified my HD with Disk Utility (nothing wrong).

    Of course, I will back everything up on an external HD (and I also use SuperDuper).

    Will I lose all my music tracks/files doing this?
  • Rockwerks Level 1 (20 points)
    Not if you've back it all up. The library typically isn't adjusted between incremental updates, so either version should be able to read your current library. Of course, as long as it's backed up, you should be safe.
  • ugotz Level 1 (0 points)
    You might want to check out the information and instructions on this site.

    http://zardozz.com/zz/2008/04/how-to-completely-uninstall-and-remove-all-traces- of-itunes.html#comments

    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 !!