'“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 G0meZ, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. G0meZ macrumors regular

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    I want Cog as my default music player.

    But every time I press the Play/Pause button (F8), that frakking iTunes comes up.
    I used to solve this by just deleting it. but now under Lion, I cannot, when I try I get this:
    “iTunes” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X.

    please help!
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    #2
    sorry, have to ask:
    did you try DRAGGING it to the trash? hitting 'command-delete' won't do it.

    i got rid of mine (having replaced it with a duplicate with custom resources)...
     
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  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    do a 'get info' on iTunes; make sure all in 'sharing & permissions' are set to "read & write"...then try again.
     
  5. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    no luck, either.

    boy, that lion is a pita...how aggressive can they get!!
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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    try changing permissions on the Applications folder (change 'everyone' to 'read & write'), trash iTunes (then change the permissions back).
     
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  8. fisherking macrumors 603

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    glad you've got a working solution.
    apple is very insistent on it's apps remaining on your mac.
     
  9. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    and I am very disgusted at their policies... with every release more so.

    thank you for your help, fisherking!
     

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