iTunes is Gone

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  1. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I have iTunes open on my dock (usually on my 2nd screen) and I'm still able to right click and play music/shuffle/etc, so I know it's running. But, it will not come up on screen.

    Tried shutting down and restarting, still doesn't come up.

    Help?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What Mac OS X and iTunes version do you use?

    Have you tried deleting "com.apple.iTunes.plist" in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences / yet?
     
  3. wvuwhat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know what version of OSX I'm using, I know it's not the newest one, I think it's the one before. iTune's version, the latest, just updated the other day.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
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    To find out, what exact Mac model you use, click :apple: > About This Mac > More Info > Hardware Overview:
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    To see a more elaborate image explaining the above steps, click here.
    To see a more detailed video tutorial showing the above steps, click here (2 MB, 23s, .mp4).​

    Anyway, tried the PLIST file deleting I proposed?
     
  5. wvuwhat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Use this method to find system files via Finder, that can't be found via Spotlight:
     
  7. wvuwhat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you get the iTunes menu bar? If so, what happens if you go to Window > Minimise?
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    Watch the video I embedded in post #6 and pay attention from the eight second until the nineteenth second (8s - 19s).

    If that does not work, go to Finder > Menu Bar > Go > Go to Folder (CMD+SHIFT+G) and paste the following into it:
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    ~/Library/Preferences
    It looks like this:
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  10. wvuwhat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It actually shows iTunes next to my trash bin and downloads in the dock. And, when I click on "it" it flys to the left of the screen and is gone.
     
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    Just to put more vigour into the PLIST search, it resets the window position and other small settings you can easily set again. Just so you know.
     
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    Go into System Preferences > Displays and click "Gather Windows" to bring everything onto your main screen. I'm saying that from memory so there might be another step in there somewhere :)
     
  13. wvuwhat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just found it. Deleted what you said, didn't work... Now I'm getting new files on here every few seconds.

    Should I smash my computer?
     
  14. simsaladimbamba

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    ****, it worked the last time I had the same error, but that was probably iTunes 7 or so.

    Anyway, try what Nermal proposed. And the new PLIST file getting created are okay, it belongs in there.

    When in iTunes, did you press CMD+1 yet?
     
  15. wvuwhat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm done. I bought an iMac for the ease of use 3 years ago and was going to buy a new iMac within the next 2 months. Not going to buy one now.

    First problem I've had, but I listen to iTunes every night and this is a major problem for me.
     
  16. simsaladimbamba

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    Tried Nermal's proposition yet? What iTunes and Mac OS X version do you have?

    To find out the version number of an application,

    Menu Bar > "Application Name" > About "Application Name" (Finder is used in below screenshot guide)
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    clicking above image will get a more detailed screenshot
     

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