problem with iTunes after upgrading hard drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jayhawk85, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Jayhawk85 macrumors member


    Oct 15, 2007
    Jackson, Mississippi
    I cloned the original drive to the new 250gb drive using Carbon Copy Cloner, then swapped them out. Now when iTunes starts up the following error occurs:

    "The folder ITUNES is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder"

    Any ideas? iTunes worked before, and I have used this exact process before with just fine results. Thanks, I appreciate it.
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Check out the permissions (Not just on the library, also check the preceding folders). For the Users, try removing your admin access, and then re-add it, with read and write.
    You can always run Disk Utility, and Repair disk permissions.

    Maybe try this:

    Make sure itunes is closed (no blue light under the icon)

    Hold the Alt key. and then click on itunes. You should see a message that says "Itunes needs a library to continue" Click on choose library, and then navigate to ~/Music/itunes/itunes library (it will have a blue musical note on it)

    Choose this library, and see if that works

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