7269 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2009 12:23 PM by Limnos
If I understand correctly what you are trying to do I would go to the itunes folder and take the two library files and move them to the trash. iTunes will make a new blank library when it cannot find the files. Alternatively if you hold down the option key while starting itunes you can create a new library.
Note in general that 2GB is very low free hard drive space for running OSX and is inviting a hard drive crash. OSX needs lots of room to run and makes lots of temporary files. On my computer I routinely leave at least 18GB free for OSX to do what it wants. I would never leave less than 5GB.
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Thank you for your help. The option key was the easiest to use, to create a new library. I first looked through my music, found some duplicates, removed some folders, and it worked the 2nd time.
I'm not convinced on the 5 Gig free space needed. I read the article, it was good, but the reason it suggested leaving 5 G available was; In case you need to re-install OS X. The rest were specific cases. It should give you an error message if you're running low on hard drive space. If you want to copy a CD, yes, you need room, but it would give a message. If you're using FileVault, OK, but I'm not. That article seemed like it was written by a rich person, "Just buy more, it'll be better." He probably drives a 4 wheel drive, too, "because you never know when you might need it." I did a search on that title and found an Entourage article that recommends a minimum of 1G free space.
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