Major iTunes Help needed

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  1. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    #1
    i need help with iTunes.
    This comes up whenever I try to open iTunes
    If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it very much because my life is iTunes.
    Thanks
     
  2. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    sorry

    it won't let me put up the picture
    it says
    "The iTunes Music Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file":confused:
     
  3. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

    FredAkbar

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    Re: sorry

    If you don't have permission to write to that file, then try opening its Get Info window in the Finder, looking at the "Ownership and Permissions" tab, and making sure that the permissions are right. If this doesn't work (or even if it does), you could try repairing your system's permissions using Disk Utility.

    --Fred
     
  4. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    It should be in your iTunes music folder, wherever you've put that. If you don't know, and if you can't get into iTunes to find out there, do a Finder search for 'itunes music library' and it will show up.

    Make sure you check the permissions for its enclosing folders, too - and repair permissions for your whole system in Disk Utiliy. I don't understand why it works, but everyone seems to think it does, and they know more than I do so I do it.
     
  6. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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  7. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    wait, before you go changing the permissions on a file, try to repair permissioins FIRST by starting up from your installation cd. then when the installer window pops up, go up to the menus at the top of your screen and choose disk utility. there you will find an option to fix permissions.

    repair permissions over and over until it reports no problems.

    the reason why i say this is because theres something obviously wrong if the itunes file is locked. it shouldnt be. so repair permissions first and see if the problem is fixed.

    also the reason why i am hesitant to change permissions on individual files is because someone here said NOT TO :D unless you really no how permisisons works.
     
  8. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    Thanks

    :)Thanks to all of yuou that helped me:)
    :)My iTunes now works perfectly with my newly added MP4 audio files.:)
     

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