Customized Snow Leopard install then Lion to remove unwanted apps?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by HiFiGuy528, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I realize that Lion will NOT allow you to remove any of the preinstalled apps, like Chess, Automator, Calculator, etc. What if I did a customized install of SN and removed all those apps I won't use and then install Lion? Will it give me a cleaner install? I have a 32GB SSD MacBook Pro so storage is a premium.
  2. Quad5Ny, Jul 26, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011

    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    WARNING if you delete your personal files/break your OS with this it's your own fault, not mine.

    Open up Terminal
    Use the "cd" command to go to the directory of your App (I believe it should be "cd /Applications/")
    Type sudo rm -R ""
    Press Return

    If it still won't let you delete you will need to switch to the root user by typing "sudo -s" first.

    I strongly suggest you research these commands before using them. Good luck.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Thanks for those Terminal commands. I'll look more into it before I do it.

    The lack of replies here seems like no one else is interested in a true "clean" install of Lion.

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