12967 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2011 3:02 AM by b noir
Firefox uses the npitunes.dll file for the itunes application detector. On an XP system (assuming you've got your program files installed on your C), you'll find that at:
C:\Program files\iTunes\Mozilla Plugins\npitunes.dll
I can't remember if removing that file will trigger a repair install of iTunes the next time you launch iTunes using one of the advertised shortcuts automatically installed by iTunes. If it does, and replaces the file, create a new (non-advertised) desktop shortcut for iTunes and always launch the application from that shortcut you created yourself in order to stop the repair install from putting the npitunes.dll back.
iTunes didn't even blink an eye at it.
Many thanks. (I'd done the experiment of removing the file and launching iTunes a month or two ago in the course of a troubleshoot, but couldn't remember the result or find the topic in question.)
An update of the iTunes version will put the file back, so you'd need to re-remove it after one of those.