Repairing Permissions for !@#!* iTunes

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

  1. Sheldonsmith macrumors regular

    Sheldonsmith

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    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,

    -Sheldon
     

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  2. durkkin macrumors regular

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

    Sheldonsmith

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    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
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    Count Blah macrumors 68030

    Count Blah

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    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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