iTunes will not launch

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Aznfatlard, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Aznfatlard macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Okay, let me give you guys a walkthrough of what I did.

    I found this application called CleanMyMac on Youtube and I proceeded to download it. It basically clears cache, log files, deletes universal binaries and other language files of all your applications. I cleared all the cache, log and language files. I selected only my third-party applications and iTunes and Safari for deleting universal binaries. After I removed everything, I quit the application. When I opened iTunes I found out that my spacebar didn't control the pause/play like it used to. This also happened to the skip/go back song with the left and right arrows and the selecting up or down with the up or down arrows. But the Fn keys which controlled the play/pause/forward/backward still works. Then I realized that my one plugin, SRS iWOW, wasn't working. I checked online to find anything but I couldn't find a solution for this. So I thought of deleting iTunes. I deleted iTunes using AppCleaner, which deletes all the .plist and other files hidden deep in /Library. I downloaded iTunes 8.2 again and proceeded to install it. It installed fine, but when I launch it, it goes to the setup assistant for about 4 seconds, then quits. I have reinstalled it and it does not work. All of my applications still work and I have a Time Machine backup before this happened. I don't know how to bring back applications with Time Machine or how to restore settings if I do a complete reformat. That is it, I just want my iTunes back.

    Sorry for my long post; it is my first one here.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You cleared the universal binaries for iTunes and Safari? I don't think you should have done that. Does Safari still work?

    To restore from a TM backup all you need to do is go into TM, navigate to your Applications folder, select iTunes, and "Restore."
  3. Aznfatlard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    safari still works.

    When I restore it, will it restore all the old settings/files?

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