Help with iTunes library

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  1. thebiggoose macrumors 6502

    thebiggoose

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    I downloaded and installed the newest version of iTunes around a month ago...and for some reason it won't save my library! Right when I open it, It says something about how the file iTunes.itl cannot be found...a new one has been created in it's place... even though I can see the file perfectly and it's there...then after I create a new library by adding all my songs and videos again...it says The iTunes music library file cannot be saved. An unknown error occured. (-1450).

    I need help...I've tried reinstalling iTunes like 8 times...
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are you on a Mac or a PC? Do you have correct permissions to write to the folder that holds the iTunes.itl file? :)
     
  3. thebiggoose thread starter macrumors 6502

    thebiggoose

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    I'm on a pc...switching to a macbook when I get a job....yep I have a computer administrator accout ....it's my home pc
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That is borderline cruelty, right there... ;) :p

    Long shot, but can this article maybe help...?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. snappyo macrumors newbie

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    1450 fix

    looked all over and eventually found a fix at least for PC's on a blog from LatinLover.

    i am going for a week now with no return of the message.

    prior to my trying this fix i had tried everything i had seen on these discussions. whether advised or not, i had deleted all previous libraries. i had also backed up all my music files to another drive (although I don't think it was necessary)

    latin lover wrote this slightly differently in terms of prompts, but i made notes on the way i did it. (i run windows XP home edition. i have the newest iTunes 7.xxx as i had deleted all my previous iTunes versions) i think you can do whatever prep you want just don't erase music files!! and for those even more clueless than me this means the don't erase theiTunes Music folder and any other downloaded music files; those that might be in emusic or mp34u folders. (mp3, mp4, vbr, mpeg, AAC and protected AAC etc.) just don't delete any files or folders anywhere other than your damaged itunes Library file.

    here goes:

    close iTunes
    rightclick my computer
    select properties
    select advanced tab
    select performance settings button
    select advanced tab
    second box down is Memory Usage
    uncheck system cache
    check programs.

    that is it!
    :D
     
  8. donmei macrumors regular

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    Snapyo,

    Thats an interesting fix, particularly because Programs being checked is the DEFAULT windows setting.

    Something you installed must have changed it. Crazy. Interesting that windows would let such a critical setting be changed during the install of an app.

    Don
     
  9. timmay479 macrumors newbie

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    iTunes library cannot be saved. An unknown error occured (-50)

    I'm a PC user and have iTunes 7.3, i've been trouble shooting for a while and nothing has worked so far. my computer is running on

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+,MMX,3DNow ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    SoundMAX HD Audio

    I have full administrative abbilities
    alot of solutions for "iTunes library cannot be saved. An unknown error occured (-50)" are for macs and i need help for my PC, please help
     
  10. timmay479 macrumors newbie

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    Fixed

    Just did a system restore, for the PC users you will be kept in the dark because it is a Mac program, this doesn't "fix" the problem but it will get iTunes working like it is supposed to. if this happens from the very start i cant help sorry.
    for those using windows XP system restore is located in
    start menu-all programs-accessories-system tools-system restore.
     

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