How to delete iTunes in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

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    Delete iTunes in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

    If youve been using the iTunes betas and want to downgrade back to a stable iTunes build, or you

    just want to remove iTunes for another reason, here are two ways to delete the app under Mac OS X

    10.7: the easy way using the GUI, and a quick way for advanced users using the command line.

    Remove iTunes Using the Finder

    Quit iTunes

    Navigate to /Applications and locate iTunes app

    Select iTunes and hit Command+i to Get Info

    on the application

    Click on the Arrow next to Sharing &

    Permissions to reveal the access panel

    Click on the lock icon and authenticate with your

    administrator password

    Under Privilege set both instances of

    everyone to Read & Write

    Close out the Get Info window and drag iTunes

    to the Trash, and then empty the trash

    Remember that without another version of iTunes

    available for Mac OS X to use, you will likely

    encounter errors in various places, plus it will make

    it impossible to sync and backup iOS hardware like

    an iPhone or iPad. Basically, if you dont have a

    good reason to be removing iTunes, such as to downgrade or ditch the colorized version, than you

    should keep it around.

    Delete iTunes via the Terminal

    This is a quicker method for users who are comfortable with the command line:

    Launch the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities/

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