Repairing Permissions for !@#!* iTunes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sheldonsmith, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2011
    Relatively new MacBook Pro, SSD, 8GB Ram, Retina and since an iTunes update, I disk tools is unable to repair permissions for iTunes.

    I have used MacTuneUp pro and Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner to attempt to fix the issue, but permission issues prevail. I attempted to delete iTunes and reinstall, but the MacOS won't let me (probably this is a Windows type of fix).

    Any insights / experiences appreciated,


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  2. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Boot into your recovery partition (Cmd + R while booting) and try to repair disk permissions from there.
  3. Sheldonsmith thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2011
    Great thank you. I have tried that as well, including the change password options, but selecting the repair permissions from the change password screen.
  4. Count Blah, Oct 12, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013

    Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Weird, it's saying that it expects a directory, but you have a file instead. Can you get one of the complete line(without the ...)? If so, you could post one here and we can compare to ours.
  5. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Hmm. What is iTunes doing with the differing permissions? Is it not letting you open it or is it issues playing tracks?
  6. MacRumoren macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Same situation here, no matter how many times I repair, even repairing using Recovery partition, the iTunes permission problem keeps happening.
  7. priitv8, Oct 13, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013

    priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Actually, it's not a permissions probelm, but filesystem structure problem. Something that's expected to be a directory appeats as a file.
    Haven't checked on mine, maybe it's a feature of iTunes 11?

    EDIT: Just checked, and indeed, seems to be a "feature" of current iTunes itself.

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