iTunes is beachballing. Unable to fix

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markw10, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

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    I am running iTunes on a Mac Pro running OS X Mavericks. It's worked fine until a few weeks ago.
    I have a music collection of approximately 3000 songs and have a large collection of podcasts I subscribe to. It was originally set up to download podcasts for several episodes and I changed the setting to only download the most recent podcast. After I did this I decided to delete all episodes of each podcast other than the most recent. With my collection this was many but I highlighted all of them and then selected to delete them. I believe I did that by right clicking and select delete. That is when the problem started.
    Now whenever I open iTunes it simply beachballs. I am not sure if it's simply locked up or is actually doing the work of deleting those podcasts. I have even let it run overnight hoping that it would be completed in the morning but I have woken up to find my computer locked up. It's obviously using up a massive amount of resources.
    I use iTunes a lot and miss having it. Any idea of how I can fix this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that should have killed it. I just deleted like 900 movies from my library for house cleaning purposes and it was fine with it.

    Do you have iTunes Match though?
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  4. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried restarting your computer? Repairing permissions?
     
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  6. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    option-click Itunes and when it prompts you to choose the library, create a new one. Add a few tracks to it and see if it beachballs. May be that the library file is corrupt somehow so this would be a good way to see if that's it
     
  7. aaronvan Suspended

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    Same here. I deleted about ten podcasts and when I open iTunes, it begins downloading the same podcasts before it goes into beach ball mode.

    Repairing disk permissions did nothing.
     

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