Uninstalling GarageBand

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bingefeller, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    I was using App Delete to remove GarageBand and when I dragged the GarageBand icon onto App Delete and hit the delete button, I was prompted for my password by OS X. Is it safe to continue, I don't understand why it's asking for my password and i'm worried that it's perhaps trying to delete some important files or something.

    Please help and advise me.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    I don't know of any application called App Delete, but I do know of one called App Zapper.
    Are you an Administrator? If you are not, OS X would require admin privileges to modify the Applications folder. Also, depending on how thorough the app-erasing application you are using is, it might be hunting around in the Library to rid your computer of the various loops that Garageband accesses. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I think that's the cause: Garageband comes with a few gigabytes of pre-recorded sound loops. To avoid multiple space-wasting copies, these loops are stored in the main Library folder (/Library) so everybody can access them. Deleting/modifying anything in the main Library folder requires admin powers.
     
  3. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I am the Administrator.

    App Delete can be found here.

    So it should be OK to enter in my password?
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Should be. I've never used App Delete, but it ought to be just fine. :)

    (And if not, this advice comes with a money-back guarantee :p)
     
  5. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha, thanks. I deleted it and restarted, just to be sure. I'm always terrified about messing up my computer so that's why I ask these stupid questions :p Also, when anything asks for the admin password, it concerns me a little.
     

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