iTunes crashing after a OWC Data Doubler installed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Polska, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Polska macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ
    Hey all,

    I am desperate for help.

    10 days ago I successfully installed the OWC data doubler with a 120gb SSD on my optical driver's bay. I migrate the system and the Applications folder successfully and everything seems to be working fine. Well, ALMOST everything. My iTunes keeps giving the message: "You do not have enough privileges for this operation". I tried it all and still have this problems: Here is the things that I tried:

    - I checked all the files/folder permissions from iTunes and iTunes folder and I do have access to them.
    - I completely removed iTunes and it's plist files and reinstalled the latest (version 10.2.2 ) and still giving the same message.
    - I moved my iTunes library to force iTunes to create a new library.
    - I noticed if I boot from my former HDD instead of the SSD, the itunes still works fine so I thought it was a kind of conflict so I removed completely the iTunes from the HDD but the problem persists.

    As a title of information, my Users folders is located at the HDD and the system/applications files are on the SSD. I do not have space to move my iTunes library to the SSD, as some suggested.

    Please, I am desperate. I need to sync my iPhone/iPad and I am not being able for a while.

    Erick Pessôa
  2. rederic8 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    any progress on this? I just had the exact same problem.
  3. msriotdoll macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2005
    i had the same issue with itunes.. how i solved it was go into the SSD and under your users folder do <<command i >>and make sure you have permissions set to read/write.
    Do the same for your users folder on your data drive.
    I have a users folder on my ssd and data drive.
    Run disk utility>repair premissions and see if that works for you.
  4. rederic8 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    my issue solved

    ok.. i solved my issue. fixing permissions on the users directory wasn't it for me. this is not the same solution that several others have posted on this problem. I had to create a /Users/Shared directory on my SSD and change its permissions to be 1777
    in the following article the guy mentions having this problem and how to fix it.

    you might check if your Shared directory is there under your SSD. if not, then do this

    oh, one more thing.. the path to the Users directory that needs /Shared is not what the apple article says (if you set up your ssd like I did). it is /Volumes/YourSSDhd/Users/Shared

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