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iTunes 10 Keeps Creating Temp File.tmp Files

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  • Libertine Lush Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to Niall Mallyon)

    I just noticed I had this same issue minutes ago.  Your suggestion, Niall Mallyon, with the Terminal commands resolved the issue.  I was under a bit of distress, as I feared yet another time consuming troubleshooting issue, and didn't have much hope that something so peculiar would be resolvable through Applecare--or at least with much time wasted.  So thank you so much for sharing your resolution.  I truly appreciate it.

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to Niall Mallyon)


    So after couple months of trying to solve this issue, I'm still having the same problem. I tried everything. Even recreating an library folder via the XML just migrate the problem over. It's still an intermittent problem. That means for me that I able to solve the situation so a week or so and than the problem still continue.


    So I contacted apple an got so good support, but the conclusion of all this with apple is that it seems that everyone that encounter this issue seem to have old if not very old iTunes library (often huge) that just kept upgrading the application over and over, years after years. If one of you it's not the case please post it.

    My library is from 2007 and is 150GB of Music 500GB of Movies and much more with app and so.


    So it seams in the process of updating the architecture files in the background of iTunes (in finder) are not the same. What I mean by this is that If you would start a brand new library with iTunes 10.7 the architecture of the files would be the different. That why that re creating a new library based on a old XML would migrate the problem over.


    So the only way to be sure to not migrate the problem over would be to create a brand new library from scratch in parallel of the original one and import all media separately (music, movies, app, etc.). The ''new'' library would than rebuild the architecture in a modern way. It could be a very tedious job but would probably be much cleaner stronger and faster as an outcome.


    For my personal conclusion, I will wait iTune 11 as Niall Mallyon suggested in October, in order to see if 11 would solve this issue. If not I will this huge task of re importing all my media in a new library and should be expected to be done by 2019…


    Joke a side I will wait iTunes 11 and then decide. Mine while I tolerate and monitor this problem in the finder.


    Please I would like to know your perspective on this point gentlemen.


    Keeping you posted with the update.

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to Niall Mallyon)

    Yes I did try it. It solve the problem but no longer than a week. Which is one more temporary solution.


    So for me I'll work again on this issue just after iTunes 11 release and see if we can finally solve this one for all.

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to Niall Mallyon)

    Good thanks,

    Keep me posted.


    Did you import anything (new music, albums etc) during these two weeks?

    Have you done some modification on some of your music?

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to Niall Mallyon)



    I feel your pain. Same here. I feel like an handicap.


    Please let's keep posted with our respective situation.


    Keep the faith.

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Niall Mallyon)

    Ah no! Are you serious?!


    I did the update yesterday. So far I'm ok. But I will keep you posted about this.


    I must say I'm not that pleased with itune 11 it self. And if on top of this it does not solve our problem.


    They took out itune DJ which I just don't understand why.


    Any ways if the problem aprear again I will re create a librairy and re import all the media again. Not happy about this at all....

    Why apple have to screw things up latetly.


    Hard to not blame it on the absence of Mr. Jobs.

  • Jerry Nick Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to Niall Mallyon)

    For the record: one more here with exact the same issue. One more in a list of many. In my opinion iTunes 11 is one of the worst releases of Apple software in a long, long time. Specially if you realize that iTunes is strategically one of Apples most important pieces of software. I love Apple but I have to say the screwed up this one big time.


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