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I can not edit any itunes INFO on my songs

6473 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2011 9:17 AM by bozojim RSS
bozojim Calculating status...
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Jul 28, 2011 7:47 PM

I have a fifth generation ipod 80GB classic.


I had almost full of content on my ipod,then I upgraded from XP HOME to Windows7 64 Bit. What I did not want to do was to spend time loading All 75GB back on the itunes Library, but decided I should restore the ipod, since it's been acting up a bit. 


So I downloaded another  itunes/Quicktime on this new Win7 O.S., and created the same playlists I had before, then dragged each genre of music into the right folder in itunes.


I clicked on a few songs to change the Info, but they are all greyed out and I cannot edit anything....I never had these problems before.


How to I re-enable me to EDIT the INFO again?   Thank you!



(itunes also told me I had authorized four out of five computers for this device...WHAT?  There is only one computer, and my one ipod.   BUT.......My sister has a 16GB itouch, and I put my songs on her itouch, also charge it up on my computer, since she does not have her own computer yet. Will that mess anything up? 


Can she create her own User apple ID/password, then be able to edit her stuff from my computer? AUTHORIZE her itouch on my computer, or do I have to create her own playlists (because I have an 80GB, and she has a16GB, obviously, she will not get all mine on her small device) then checkmark ONLY her playlists to manage on her itouch, from my computer?

iPod classic, Windows 7
  • elwoodbrown Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2011 9:13 PM (in response to bozojim)

    Well, I can't even figure out where the check boxes went to in my itunes!

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,850 points)
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    Jul 31, 2011 10:57 AM (in response to bozojim)

    Right-click on your main iTunes folder and click Properties, then go to the Security tab and click Advanced. If necessary grant your account and SYSTEM full control of this folder, subfolders and files, then tick the option to replace permissions on child objects which will repair permissions throughout the library. This is the XP dialog but Windows 7 shouldn't be too different.


    If it won't let you change the permissions use the Owner tab to take ownneship from an account with administror privileges.





  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,850 points)
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    Aug 1, 2011 3:42 AM (in response to bozojim)

    Sorry, I obviously wasn't clear. This needs to be done in Windows Explorer, not the iTunes application.



  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,850 points)
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    Aug 2, 2011 3:43 AM (in response to bozojim)

    Did you tick the box for Replace permission entries on all child objects...?


    Apropos your issue with 4 out of 5 authorizations this can happen if you've rebuilt/upgraded your computer without deauthorising iTunes first. When you get to 5 you can wipe them all and start over, but then you can't do that again for another year.




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