Can't open multiple files in iTunes anymore

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by pyn, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. pyn macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2005
    If you select multiple mp3s and double click, iTunes will only add the first one. Pre-Lion it would add them all.

    Anyone else have this problem?
  2. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2011
  3. pyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2005
    Was iTunes updated in Lion? Doesn't seem like it. It seems like Lion's fault because it asks

    “XYZ.mp3” is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?
    When it didn't in Snow Leopard.
  4. ltarbox macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I agree that it's a Lion issue, because I"m having the exact same problem with .jpg and .png files in Photoshop. It keeps giving me the "application downloaded from the Internet" message, and I have to open each file individually. I'd love to find an answer to this problem.
  5. pyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2005
    I've found the solution is to drag, not double click. Dragging doesn't invoke the downloaded application warning. Inconvenient, but bearable change in workflow :\
  6. ltarbox macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Dragging doesn't work for me either. And selecting the files and choosing Cmd+O doesn't work. I haven't found a solution for Photoshop yet.
  7. sandrai macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    opening multiple files in PS5 in Lion

    Just wondering if you've found a way around this yet. I can't find anything on the net and it's really annoying each time I try to open multiple files in photoshop :mad:. Would be really grateful for any suggestions :)
  8. 87racer, Aug 24, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011

    87racer macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2010
    Interesting. I just tried it with 13 songs that I had and selecting all then double clicking worked. Then I downloaded two mp3's and tried it and it worked for me then also. I think your issue may be resulting from osx protecting you from internet downloaded files. I was able to reproduce what you are saying by downloading 2 sh (script) files.

    If you are careful and are ok with disabling the warning message you could try running one of these in terminal.
    "xattr -d -r ~/Downloads"
    Obviously don't use quotes and replace the "~/Downloads" part with the folder that you want the warning disabled for. This just removes the "I was downloaded from the internet so warn the user" attribute on already downloaded files.
    "defaults write LSQuarantine -bool NO"
    This one will disable the warning system for the whole system. This one is easy to reverse; simply run the command with YES instead of NO.

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