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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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iTunes Error -42408 - First real solution gets cookie. Solved - Cookie Redeemed

Having gone back to 10.7 from 11, I like many people are getting this message on launch and can't play any bought content.

I'm not going to use 11 and would rather use 10.7 in this state that that.

So who can resolve this without Time Machine or formatting, I have another Mac with iTunes 10.7 so can easily copy old frameworks across.

Also nothing in your user folder is causing it as it happens on a newly made user account too, so it must be a changed framework in the System or Library folders.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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Having gone back to 10.7 from 11, I like many people are getting this message on launch and can't play any bought content.

I'm not going to use 11 and would rather use 10.7 in this state that that.

So who can resolve this without Time Machine or formatting, I have another Mac with iTunes 10.7 so can easily copy old frameworks across.

Also nothing in your user folder is causing it as it happens on a newly made user account too, so it must be a changed framework in the System or Library folders.
You should find an answer here http://http://forums.macrumors.com/s....php?t=1498777
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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Tried all of that, the problem is not caused by the Library files at all. Even when you have no iTunes folder present at all in the Music folder it still hapens.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Bump- having the same issue.

I removed iTunes 11 + all support files from my system, including plist and the SC folder from shared. I reinstall 10.7 from the dmg fixed permissions, and it shows it in Disk Utility's details as fixing iTunes.

I tried using one of the previous iTunes libraries, so it doesn't have the conversion problem. Get this error message

I try to create a new library folder and this error message pops up. I'm guessing that once upgraded, your iTunes store account is now forced to connect to iTunes 11, as it's been notified of a change.

I see no way out of this.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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your iTunes store account is now forced to connect to iTunes 11, as it's been notified of a change.
I don't think its altered as my old iMac with untouched 10.7 is fine.

If I cant solve it I'll back up my stuff and reinstall Snow Leopard when i'm not too busy.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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After hours... this finally worked out! BUT, perform at your own risk, I was told it could possibly do some harm...

EXACTLY what I did:

1, uninstall itunes 11 using AppZapper

2, download 10.7 from this link http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/0...iTunes10.7.dmg download pacifist as well: http://www.charlessoft.com/

3, open the 10.7 dmg file, you will see the pkg file(usally double click to install), but this time drag it out somewhere.

4, launch pacifist

5, drag the pkg file to pacifist and the click install from the menu bar

6, during installation, click replace everytime a window popping out (this is the key i reckon, something that can't be removed during uninstallation will be replaced by 10.7 completely thanks to pacifist)

7, installation finished, iTunes 10.7 comes back!


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many people are using this process to downgrade without knowing that the iTunes library also needs to be recovered, so I am adding this too thanks to jasko at post #22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXKZ2IBNsIA

basically you need to recover your latest iTunes library which was created by iTunes 10, by using previous iTunes libraries or from time machine.

cheers

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:20 PM   #7
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Worked mostly...

Thanks for the fix. error 42408 is not showing up anymore and I can play my DRM files but I still have this weird thing that started when I went back to 10.7 from 11...when I start playing any file in iTunes I get a flash of grey screen behind all my applications...the whole screen flashes grey as the file starts...anyone else? Any ideas on how to get rid of that?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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I can vouch for this post

Followed this post to the letter, it worked.
It ALSO fixes a problem with the remote app on the iPhone not being able to control iTunes.

This has fixed what 3 hrs of phone calls to apple support have failed to do.

So many many thanks!

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