Deleted iTunes, Unable to reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by osustudent, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. osustudent macrumors member

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    #1
    Today, for some reason, when I tried to open iTunes, my iBook running Tiger told me that I lacked permission to open it. Looking for the quick fix, I moved iTunes to the trash, and emptied the can. I redownloaded the software and tried to install it.

    Upon doing so, the Installer said it was going to skip the install. It said there was no need for it. I started thinking that some fragments must still exist somewhere.

    However, I don't know what to do now? Any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Look for an iTunes Package receipt file, you'll need to delete that as well. Otherwise it'll appear to still be installed. You should be able to do a spotlight search for the files. However, if you want to keep playlist data, don't erase the iTunes database.
     
  3. osustudent thread starter macrumors member

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  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The receipt file should be in /Library/Receipts and it should be called iTunesX.pkg.

    (Note that it's the top-level Library folder, not the one under your username.)
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Or you can follow the instructions I posted a couple of days ago here.
     

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