36967 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2008 9:28 AM by rammstone
Maybe I found a workaround which worked on my mac:
Be sure to create a copy of the original files before and store it in a safe place before you begin!
- create a new folder local
- copy the iTunes library file to the new local folder
- open iTunes and press ALT (to choose the just copied library) and wait until that Genius thing finished screening the library
- exit iTunes
- create a new folder on NAS
- copy all the new files from the new local folder to the newly created folder on NAS
- repeat the opening procedure as mentioned above but now choose the library from the new NAS folder
- wait again for the genius...
- if everything went through --> overwrite the original files with the files which worked before.
I'm not responsible for any damage...
I had a similar problem. Just in case anyone else runs into this here is what/why it happened, and how I fixed it.
iTunes "locked up," so I did a force quit on iTunes. Upon trying to re-open iTunes I kept getting an Unable to open iTunes error message. I looked in the directory where my iTunes library is stored and found a file called iTunes Library Genius.itdb.lock. I'm guessing this file gets deleted when iTunes quits normally, but stuck around since I did a force quit. Anyway I just deleted that file and iTunes opened as normal.
i ran into the same issue. this is what i do to circumvent:
i have the iTunes folder locally on my mac, and created a link to my NAS only for the "iTunes Music" folder.
since then, the message is gone.
Additionally, iTunes is a terrible heavyweight and if you only put the music folder on the NAS, you greatly improve the performance of iTunes.
hope that helps