931 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2006 9:57 AM by William Gray1
Do you mean you deleted it from your System Preferences->Accounts->Login Items? I don't think it will mess anything on your computer up, but it might have an effect on your use of an iPod.
I would say the only thing to do would be reinstall iTunes to get it back. You would have to delete the app & any iTunes .pkg files in HD/Library/Receipts to do this.
It's inside the iTunes package.
Control-click on iTunes and choose 'Show Package Contents'
Then navigate to Contents>Resources. iTunesHelper itself is also a package.
The preferences and .plist files don't give me a clue about exactly what it is doing.
The link provided by William is a possible (and plausible) explanation.
Afaik there is no official document from Apple, explaining what it does.
If you disable it, your iPod (if you have one) will not launch iTunes if necessary.