Skip navigation

iTunes opening automagically

165 Views 0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2013 9:24 AM by RivanFV RSS
RivanFV Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 15, 2013 9:24 AM

I just did a reformat of Win7, so I'm running a nice clean computer.


Prior to reformatting, I followed on backing up my iTunes.  So currently on my external HD, I have my iTunes folder from "music", as well as my Apple Computer file from C:\user\username\appdata\roaming, to keep my iPhone backups and anything else in there that I may need.


I installed iTunes from a brand new download off their website a few min ago, and went to begin replacing my backed up iTunes folder to get my music back in.  However, every time I open the folder titled "iTunes" on my external HD, iTunes opens up. 


Here is the path on my external HD:  F:\Jan 26 2013\iTunes.  As soon as I click on that "iTunes" folder, poof, automagically iTunes will open.  All I want to do is copy those files over to my C drive where iTunes has a folder in "Music".  I don't want iTunes to open.  I don't ever want iTunes to open unless I double click the desktop icon.


I should note, iTunes automagically opens even when I click on C:\users\user name\my music\iTunes.  So it is not specific to my external HD iTunes folder.


Naturally, I thought there would be some option in iTunes to disable automagic openings, but I see nothing.  I went to edit-preferences in iTunes and looked long and hard at all the tabs, but there is no option as such.  I even set my music files default player to be windows media player (GASP!!!!!)


Anybody have any idea how I can prevent iTunes from opening on its own?  While it's great for when I need to change stuff on my iPhone, the last thing I want to have poping up whilst I sort through my music folders on my hard drives is iTunes.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.