itunes emergency!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by placebo, May 20, 2006.

  1. placebo macrumors member

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    OK. I got rid of itunes (don't ask), and I went to download it again, but now when I try to install it it says "there is nothing to install." But I have NO ITUNES APPLICATION ON MY COMPUTER! HELP! I can't play any music! Someone help.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Check the folder Library/Receipts (the top level one, not the one in your user folder). Delete any .pkg files having to do with iTunes. Then install your new iTunes.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would add a slight change in that recommendation to suggest that you move those files to the desktop instead of deleting them, so you can put them back if something goes wrong. But I was about to type in the same advice, before I got scooped. ;)
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I suppose so...if you want to be really really safe. But if iTunes is no longer on the computer, there's really no need to keep the receipts around. I guess I'm just reckless...a wild cowboy of sorts. ;)
     
  5. placebo thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks guys!! fast responses! your posts fixed my problem! i was going insane.
     
  6. placebo thread starter macrumors member

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    here's another question: i'm trying to put all my music on an external firewire, but everytime i open up my music from my external firewire, it copies it back to the main hard drive.. i can't install itunes on my firewire it says it can only be installed on a start up drive. any ideas?
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm no expert on this, as I don't use an external drive for my music, but does this article from Apple help at all?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Another option is to go to the iTunes Advanced Preferences and set the iTunes Library location to be on the external drive. This will have iTunes keep its own organization scheme on the external drive, and when you add songs, they will automatically copy to the external drive.

    Because otherwise, while Wild Cowboy's suggestion works really well, if you buy music from the iTMS, it will still copy to the internal drive and not the external drive....
     
  9. placebo thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah.. i did your suggestion, i think that'll do it. i'm gonna try restarting it and see what it does then.. it's doubling up some songs but i deleted the duplicates and i think it's ok.
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Isn't that essentially what the article says? The instructions aren't specific for an external drive, but it's the same thing. When they tell you to navigate to the new location, you just go to the external drive.

    Edit: Apologies in advance...I don't mean to come off as being defensive about my answer. I'm just trying to understand the difference between the article and what you suggested.
     
  11. placebo thread starter macrumors member

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    yes.. i looked at each of your posts opposite when they were posted :)

    thanks again guys!
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oops, my bad. :eek: I skimmed it, and I thought it was the one telling you how to turn automatic organization off.... :( Sorry.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No worries...just glad to see I'm not going nuts.

    Well, maybe I still am...who knows...
     

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