Resolved “iTunes” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Patrick J, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Patrick J, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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

    I get this message when I try to move iTunes beta 10.5 to the trash.

    I want to install the 10.4 release.

    Any help?
     
  2. petvas macrumors 601

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    Download an app like App zapper and delete iTunes. After that use Time Machine to restore your library file to a compatible version. Install iTunes 10.4 and you are good to go.
     
  3. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #3
    The earliest TM backup is from when I started afresh from Lion, I did a clean install.
     
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    File > Get Info.

    Under "Sharing & Permissions," change "Everyone" to have read-and-write access.
     
  5. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Worked amazingly. My last played track picked off from where I left it :)

    Thanks!
     
  6. Ericgs macrumors newbie

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    Permission won't change

    I click on the everyone and also the up/down arrows next to everyone and nothing can be changed.

    I think I need to downgrade my iTunes 10.5 so that I can successfully downgrade my iPhone 3gs from IOS 5 to 4.3
     
  7. Chepe1980 macrumors newbie

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    Try using the Terminal and write this:
    sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Normally good information but they've probably moved past this issue, seeing as how the post you answered is 5 years old.
     
  9. fastasleep macrumors 6502

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    These things called search engines help others find solutions to the same problems they're having. :)
     

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