iTunes Won't Open

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MLeepson, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. MLeepson macrumors 6502

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    I opened iTunes as I usually do but, I got a dialogue box saying, "The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have permission for this file."

    I'm on the admin account and on 10.3.9.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Go to the iTunes folder (wherever you keep it) and Get Info on it from the File menu. Under the Ownership section, make sure you can Read & Write and that you're set as the Owner. Click Apply To Enclosed Items and see how it goes. I'm basing this off Tiger, but I don't think the Panther layout was all that different. :)
     
  3. MLeepson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tried doing that, and I got the same message when I tried to open iTunes. I think I may go to the store. I have serious problems with this computer.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Fair enough. If the store can't help you then maybe post your other problems too, to see if we can find a link and possible solution. :)
     
  5. MLeepson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The weirdest thing happened, I updated, my iTunes, I forgot to, and now it opens. But now I need a way to get Calculator.app back, I think the "genius" at the Apple store deleted it. (but I figured out about 5 days after)
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You could try extracting it from the OSX discs using Pacifist. Depending on how wrecked your system is, an Archive & Install might be quicker and easier. :)
     

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