iTunes Library damaged

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kboller07, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. kboller07 macrumors member

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    Hey I was wondering if someone could help me with iTunes. I have the latest one installed on a macbook pro. But every so often it says library crashed and everything deletes. I had a copied version of the itunes library before when it was working fine but even when i use that instead it says damaged and changes the name to itunes library damaged. I delete everything and add the songs all over again and they work fine but when I shut down itunes and restart it says that its damaged again. The last time I had to reinstall os x so it would stop acting funny. But 4 days later its at it again. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Anything would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Even one corrupted file can crash your entire library. My question would be... where do you get your music?

    Daniel.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Even pirated music shouldn't really corrupt your library. Do you have any themes, add ons or widgets associated with iTunes? :)
     
  4. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the steps here to rebuild the library (rather than just reuse a copy of the troublesome library).
     
  6. kboller07 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think its when I use quicktime to play a nuked video file that I downloaded. It damages itunes and resets my dock and all of my applications. There is no real alternative but to reinstall mac os x.
     
  7. iBenzin macrumors member

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    If you set up for iTunes to copy all your music in to Music folder, then just delete the corrupt iTunes Library Data File and set up a new library to reimport from the Music>iTunes Folder.
     
  8. islandman macrumors 6502

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    And then make a backup of your iTunes Library at least weekly, or when you make major imports.
     

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