iTunes won't Open - Missing a component

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MrRules, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. MrRules macrumors newbie

    I recently updated some software on my IMac but the computer hung up during the install. After about three hours I had to do a forced shutdown and then a re-start. There was no message or error noted and nothing that indivated there was a problem. Now when I try to open iTunes I get an error message that says a component is missing. How can I reload the iTunes program or go back to the update?
  2. nomadasinnomos macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    have the same problem now :/

    I saw that nobody answered...did you find a sollution for that in the meantime???

    If yes...pls share the info with me ... I really don't want to lose my 23 GB archive :((((

  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    iTunes Download Page
    This should list the version for whatever OS you are using to access the page.

    Your music should all be in the /Volumes/Boot Disk/Users/Username/Music/iTunes folder along with your library files. Or your music resides in whatever directory you put it in or told itunes to use as your default directory if you changed it.

    When you install the latest version you may have to wait a while as it rebuilds the library database, organizes the music folder, updates the album artwork etc...

    Alternatively you can install the version from your original Mac OS X install disc. But it will be an older version a may not be compatible with your library file if you have been regularly updating iTunes. Which means adding all of your music and making new playlists.
  4. nomadasinnomos macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Thanks A Lot!

    Thanks a lot! :)
    Now it works fine again...thanks!

  5. MrRules thread starter macrumors newbie

    Thanks for the note. I ended up downloading a new copy of iTunes and that solved my problem.

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