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Don't rename or move iLife applications

If you have iLife installed on your computer, do not rename or move any of its applications from the default Applications folder.

This includes iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, and GarageBand. If you've renamed an iLife application or moved one, you may get one or more of the following alerts:

  • You get the following alert when you try to use iMovie's "Share with iDVD" feature or click the Create iDVD Project button:

  • You attempt to export a GarageBand song to iTunes, but GarageBand either does nothing or displays the following dialog, asking where iTunes is located:

For the best results, don't change the name of the individual iLife applications in the Finder. Also, leave the iLife applications in the Applications folder of the startup disk (don't move them outside of this folder or into a subfolder).

Moving or renaming the iLife applications can also cause issues when updating or upgrading to newer versions of the iLife applications.

Last Modified: Aug 28, 2014
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