Deleting Pre-Installed Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zflauaus, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    I have MS Office 2004 and don't need to use Appleworks. How do I completly get rid of it? Same goes for Garageband. Also, if for some reason I need them back, can I reinstall them off of the disks that came with my iBook? Thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sure you can delete them. Just drag them to the trash. Garageband leaves a few files lying around the place so maybe do a quick search for the two apps (AppleWorks and Garageband) in Spotlight to get rid of absolutely everything.

    Then, if ever you need to reinstall them, you can just get them from your Restore DVD/CD but you have to use a special program to be able to read the package contents. It's called Pacifist.
     
  3. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks mad jew! You've been posting on all of my posts! Maybe I should hire you as my Mac Newbie Question Answer-er.
    ;) ;)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, you know how it is, I've got an essay to write and to be quite honest, MacRumors is way more fun. :D

    Glad I could help.
     

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