Mac OS forum

Question

Regarding non-essential programs that are somehow required.

by Euleris#1 / November 24, 2015 11:29 AM PST

In the MAC O.S. system certain programs which should be non- essential are 'built' into the system so if they are removed the whole system might become unstable. Like Garage Band or Notes in the Mac O.S.X system ; if they are deleted even accidentally the whole system acts up. Shouldn't non-essential programs be independent of the whole system stability?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Regarding non-essential programs that are somehow required.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Regarding non-essential programs that are somehow required.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
No. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2015 11:33 AM PST

Let's say there is some expectation that the preview of files is expected by today's users.

That preview is usually handled by say Finder if it's minor and by apps when needed. There's now a big expectation of today's users that these views work but many users don't want to know how it all works.

So the OS does work fine without your noted apps but today's users may not want what happens when we remove apps. Again the OS is fine.

Collapse -
About removing Garage band.
by Euleris#1 / November 24, 2015 1:02 PM PST
In reply to: No. Here's why.

I tried to remove Garage band with a third party program and it warned me of instability. I also deleted a lot of the free space with disk utility and had to reload a basic operating system from the internet that was from the disk recovery ( or something like that) and Idid get most of the Mac O.S.working again but it was missing the Garage Band and Notes and some of the other programs were 'acting funny'. Do I have to reinstall the whole Mac O.S.X again?

Collapse -
No. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2015 1:39 PM PST

Before making big changes I backup my system. This way I can go back to what worked.

The OS should work fine but apps may act up if they rely on other apps to provide a service or feature. With disc space reaching new low prices I only find folk that are obsessive about "I want a clean OS" tend to get into trouble.

I read your second reply and the OS seems OK. Just some app issues.

Collapse -
Restore Garage Band from your Time Machine backup
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 24, 2015 6:13 PM PST

You "should" be able to remove all the iLife suite, iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD, iMovie and the like without having any detrimental effect on the rest of the system.

Although they are bundled with a new Mac, I don't think that they are included on the Recovery disk.

P

Collapse -
How about some comment on 3rd party Mac "cleaners"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2015 6:17 PM PST

After a few run-ins, I consider most if not all toxic.

Collapse -
Tried to delete facetime..
by Euleris#1 / November 29, 2015 3:37 AM PST

I just recently tried to delete FaceTime from Mac O.S.X and the program said it couldn't because FaceTime was essential to the Mac O.S. ..?

Collapse -
Re: remove facetime
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 29, 2015 5:12 AM PST

Why did you want to remove it?
What's your question?

Kees

Collapse -
Why did I want to remove facetime?
by Euleris#1 / December 9, 2015 1:04 PM PST
In reply to: Re: remove facetime

I tried to remove facetime because I never used it and I couldn't because according to some app removers if I did it would cause stability problems. Why did Apple set it up like that?

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!