How do i uninstall iLife 08?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Passive101, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Passive101 macrumors regular

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    I want to install iLife 09, but I'm not sure how to uninstall 08. I don't have a lot of hard drive space that is extra so I have to get rid of the old ones first.

    I tried to uninstall them with AppCleaner, but it tells me these are protected programs.
     
  2. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    Just install 09" it will ask you if you want to update, so no need to remove 08".
     
  3. Passive101 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it will keep all my files and then get rid of the old programs and replace it with the new ones?

    If so that is awesome!

    I just don't want it to leave extra crap laying around the OS.
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Drag them to the trash.

    But if you don't have room to run the installer (I think it needed 1.5 GB?), then you may have other problems. All of these apps are going to take up more space than the ones that they replace.
     
  5. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and auto populate all your data.
     
  6. Passive101 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think dragging them to the trash uninstalls everything. when I checked in Applications they are only 200MB or smaller for the programs. I remember the install being over 1GB.
     
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  8. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Well the support files are considerably larger than the apps themselves- on my system the "Apple Loops for Garageband" folder for iLife 08 is 2.49Gb by itself for instance.
     
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  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you referring to iLife '09 or '08? My folder is only 95.8MB.
     
  11. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Complete uninstallation of a software suite usually involves digging into the Application and Library folders of the hard drive. Within the Library folder you will find the Application Support folder, and the Receipts folders. The Receipts folder generally only contains package files placed there by the Apple-branded software. Removal of the relevant files from these locations generally ensures that the software has been completely removed.
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Just install '09. It will remove all the old stuff for you...
     
  13. WesternQuest macrumors newbie

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    I just installed my pirated copy and it didnt get rid of the old files.
    you can change the settings on appCleaner to get rid of protected default programs.
     
  14. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You have enough money to spend on a top of the line iMac and an iPhone, but you can't buy a legit copy of iLife?
     
  15. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    Don't come out and say that. Those who think that's "cool" aren't on this forum. You will only get blasted. Just say "I just installed my copy and..."

    Even mentioning the word "torrent" or "limewire" or something is enough to get people up in arms, so seriously, just cut it out...
     
  16. WesternQuest macrumors newbie

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  17. WesternQuest macrumors newbie

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    sorry, ill keep that in mind.
    I wasnt really looking to be cool on an anonymous message board though.
    And what is wrong with saying torrent? bit torrent can be extremely useful for completely legal reasons.
     
  18. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Or the free alternative, AppCleaner
     

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