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3lite
Jan 18, 2013, 09:31 AM
“iMovie” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X.

I keep getting that message.

Thanks.



justperry
Jan 18, 2013, 09:41 AM
Open Terminal and type:

rm -r "path to iMovie"

if this does not work

sudo rm -r "path to iMovie"

You can also drag iMovie on terminal after you typed the command and a space after -r

3lite
Jan 18, 2013, 10:23 AM
Open Terminal and type:

rm -r "path to iMovie"

if this does not work

sudo rm -r "path to iMovie"

You can also drag iMovie on terminal after you typed the command and a space after -r



I've deleted everything associated with the app but there is a folder containing two subfolders that I cannot delete.

iMovie> Plug ins + Sound Effects

justperry
Jan 18, 2013, 10:30 AM
I've deleted everything associated with the app but there is a folder containing two subfolders that I cannot delete.

iMovie> Plug ins + Sound Effects

So does the "sudo rm -r "path to folder/file" not work on this?
Should do the trick since sudo gives you all the rights.

3lite
Jan 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
So does the "sudo rm -r "path to folder/file" not work on this?
Should do the trick since sudo gives you all the rights.

I guess it doesn't. Can you try it on your machine to see what's up?

justperry
Jan 18, 2013, 09:07 PM
I guess it doesn't. Can you try it on your machine to see what's up?

I won't try this because I don't want to delete it, and I have an earlier OS so if it works on mine it might not on yours.
What I think is happening here is that the OS automatically recreates the folder, many folders are needed by the OS and are recreated faster than the eye can see.