Remove default apps on my MBA.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vonbolve, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. vonbolve macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    #1
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    Why not keep them, its not like they're consuming huge amounts of space.

    Since the article you linked details how to do it, then they assume its safe. I think it might cause problems down the road however
     
  3. vonbolve thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    #3
    Haha, yeah i guessed someone would tell me that.

    But I like to "clean" up around me, (obsessive behavior) .. But it's alot of unnecessary apps in my "apps (F4) folder" ..

    No other reason actually.
    Is it possible to just remove the icon then?

    Thanks
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #4
    No because the applications folder is an actual directory on the drive and what you see is container files being displayed.

    Just follow the directions you linked too, I can't guarantee you'll be problem free down the road, or that you might want/need them but its your computer and your decision.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Location:
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #5
    Even if you remove them, software update will sometimes put them back. Also software update can get confused if it doesn't find an expected app. Worse yet, there can be cross-dependency between apps..you remove App A, then find out that App B sub-called App A and now App B will no longer work.
     

Share This Page