Uninstall Frontrow Update

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  1. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    hi

    I just recently installed the frontrow update, and its missing a feature thats iv loved, playing mounted dvd images, before i used to double click n image, boot up frontrow, select dvd and begin watching.

    how can i get rid of this update ? :S
     
  2. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    You can download past updates at Apple.com
    You can download Front Row 1.0.1, here
     
  3. Uma888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As i said, i need to UNINSTALL frontrow first before i can install anything else
     
  4. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    shouldnt a new update (the 1.2.1 update) overwrite anything that the previous update installed? or at least rectify problems?

    S
     
  5. Uma888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It should, but in this case im missing the most useful feature IMO
     
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    Can't you just trash your current FrontRow app and re-install from your install disc(s)?
     
  7. Uma888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dont you remember front row is a hidden app, if i could find it i would have trashed it. all im looking for is a rollback/uninstall tool
     
  8. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Find with visibilty set to "visible and invisible".
    The old version won't install right over the top of the new one?
     
  9. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Hmmmm... that's a toughy. I'm not sure what to do other than install the 1.0 update thingy that someone posted before.

    If that doesn't work... ummm... you might have to reinstall the OS. :(
     
  10. jer2eydevil88 macrumors regular

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    You could try this

    You could try using Toastmount to mount the DVD images for playback
    http://toastmount.sourceforge.net/

    You do need Toast but it should work fine in FrontRow 1.2.1 because it creates a virtual disc drive.
     
  11. Uma888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but it didnt work (i have toast installed).

    might have to reinstall :s
     
  12. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Wow! Slow down buddy. Not yet. :)
    Do you want a previous version of front row, or do you want to remove front row from your computer?
     
  13. Uma888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Remove it, then reinstall it via the disks supplied to me by apple (not the new updated one)
     
  14. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Well then.
    First you need to delete the Front Row.app ("Macintosh HD:System:Library:CoreServices") next you should delete the preference file ("Macintosh HD:Users:your user name:Library:preferences" delete the file called "com.apple.frontrow.plist"

    Thats one way.... If you go here you can download Front Row 1.0.1. It will write over your current version of Front Row. It doesn't matter what version you have now. :cool:
     
  15. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    Here's the path for the Software Updates you download if you ever need to remove them.

    Goto:
    Your Hard Drive
    Library Folder
    Receipts Folder
    Then look for the update that was downloaded and throw it in the trash.

    Hope this helps!
     
  16. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    The packages in your receipt folder holds the installers. Not the actual app. :eek:
    Though there may still be a receipt for past Front Row updates. If you double click on a past version it'll install it. :)
     
  17. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Or if any of that fails, delete anything to do with frontrow, but write down the names of the files or something. Google search for Pacifist, and you can use that to search your original install disk for frontrow :)
     

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