How do I delete iMovie?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 3lite, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    3lite

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    #1
    “iMovie” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X.

    I keep getting that message.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #2
    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
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    3lite

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    #3


    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
     
  4. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #4
    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    3lite

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    #5
    I guess it doesn't. Can you try it on your machine to see what's up?
     
  6. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #6
    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.
     

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