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Old Aug 1, 2011, 06:57 PM   #1
kraigballa
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How Do You Uninstall/Reinstall Itunes?

I want a clean install of iTunes without reinstalling the entire system. How can this be done? I tried to move iTunes to the trash, but I get an error that says iTunes cannot be deleted or modified because it's required by Mac OS X.
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Old Aug 2, 2011, 06:54 AM   #2
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I want a clean install of iTunes without reinstalling the entire system. How can this be done? I tried to move iTunes to the trash, but I get an error that says iTunes cannot be deleted or modified because it's required by Mac OS X.
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1224
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Old Aug 2, 2011, 02:16 PM   #3
Stan Mikulenka
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Hi kraig,
1/ download/install "AppCleaner.app"
2/ hold 'control' + left click on 'iTunes' app, choose "Move to trash"
you'll get window showing you all the items being removed (thru 'AppCleaner')
un-mark the items you DON'T want to be removed (like iTunes lib.).
3/ download new iTunes app (or old one if you wish)
4/ install...
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Old Aug 3, 2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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1/ download/install "AppCleaner.app"
App removal software like AppCleaner doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
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