Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to Annalea)
I have started getting this Error-54 message intermittently when I open iTunes 11.1.3 on my G5 iMac running ML 10.8.5.
My large iTunes library is on an external drive.
My question is what file you used to fix permissions on via Disk Utility-was it the iTunes library .xml file or another one?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to System Folder)
This worked for me when repairing permissions did not. Thank you, it appears my computer is running a little smoother/faster too. I appreciate your help!
System Folder wrote:
I had the same problem. Repairing permissions didn't seem to help, but resetting the home folder permissions did. See here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3209690
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2014 11:29 AM (in response to Annalea)
That worked! Thank you for the suggestion.
By the way, the problem popped up for me in the first place right after I performed a "Repair Permissions" function, so I should've thought to do this again.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2014 4:40 AM (in response to snkhan)
I experienced this problem after installing the new iTunes 11.1.5 update.
After reading some of the posts on this thread, I started looking for video-files in my iTunes library. I found some old movie-trailers, I should have deleted years ago (seriosly, who wants to watch the trailer for "Terminator Salvation" now? ). I deleted them and the problem was immediately solved.
Somehow the video-files prevented iTunes from updating the library, and the update wouldn't take effect. I guess I was lucky, finding the corrupting files so fast. If you experience this problem, good luck! It really isn't a fun problem when you have +5K tracks, all with ratings, EQ, artwork and playlists.
Time Machine can get handy very fast.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2014 2:03 PM (in response to Henrik Stilling)
Henrik, How did you know the video files were to blame? I've had this error off and on for months and I have a large itunes collection (500+ gigabytes) and I'm not sure how one would know what is and isn't causing the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2014 4:01 AM (in response to Clayton Rhoades)
I read somewhere that others had found video-files to be the reason for this error. I took a shot, and I was lucky.
There is no way you can detect what file(s) is causing the error. So I guess it is a matter of trying to delete or move some video-files, if any is present in the library.