iTunes is not working

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  1. lionkin macrumors regular

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    After I update to 12.1.2 my iTunes became useless. Every time I click on iTunes it does not launch or open. Any solutions to this?
     
  2. lionkin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just solved by myself.:D:D
     
  3. phrenologist macrumors newbie

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    A friend is seeing this too. What did you do to fix it?
     
  4. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    I would guess just downloading it from apples website and re-installing.
     
  5. owleyes macrumors newbie

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    Broken iTunes App

    I've been having the same problem for about a week. I downloaded the app and reinstalled, but get the same result. I found a workaround though. I copied the app from my backup drive and put it on my desktop.

    I'd still like to launch it from my applications folder though. Is there a way to delete the original iTunes, so I can replace it? Although I not sure that will work either.

    - Steve
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Just drag iTunes from the Desktop to the Applications folder, and choose "Replace" when prompted.
     
  7. owleyes macrumors newbie

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    Didn't work. I was met with this message: “iTunes” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by OS*X.
     
  8. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You can delete iTunes from the Terminal.

    Copy and paste in the Terminal :

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app
    Hit Enter, type in your admin password (will not display), hit Enter.

    Then drag the other iTunes to the Applications folder.
     
  9. owleyes macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    I'm not familiar with Terminal. Is that easy to do? Risky?

    - Steve
     
  10. owleyes macrumors newbie

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    Password

    I opened Terminal, pasted the line, but got stuck on the password. I don't have a password for installing apps, and other known passwords don't work.

    Any ideas?

    - Steve
     
  11. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    It would have been asking for the admin password. If your user has admin rights then your password will work.
     
  12. owleyes macrumors newbie

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    If that's the same password used for installing software, I leave it blank - for access (I'm the only user).
     
  13. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You should create a password.

    Go to System Preferences / Users and groups.

    You will still be able to login without password if you want.
     
  14. owleyes macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, after creating a password, and using it in Terminal, I was able to delete iTunes and install a new copy.

    So, how can I have a password as admin, but not need to use it ever time I make a change to the system, or move a folder?

    - Steve
     
  15. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You do not need an admin password to move a folder, unless it is a system folder.

    In my opinion, it is better to have an admin password for safety purposes.

    You can revert to a blank password if you want, though.
     
  16. lionkin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had this and managed to fix it:

    Download iTunes from https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
    Open the Terminal
    Run "sudo rm -r /Applications/iTunes.app"
    Re-install iTunes

    Sorry for the late reply but this method works for me.
     

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