10254 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2009 6:31 AM by varjak paw
Look in: \My Documents\My Music\iTunes
Is the iTunes Library.itl file there? If so, right click on the file, select Properties and see if the "READ ONLY" box is checkmarked. If it is, uncheck it. Do the same for the iTunes Music Library.xml file. Then try launching iTunes again and see if it will now work.
If that doesn't help, or the Read Only box wasn't checkmarked, try to connect iTunes to that file by using the Choose Library option that is described in this article in the Apple Knowledge Base.
Hope this helps.
I knew it!
The same thing happened to me after an iTunes update (the last of the 8. somethings - about 3 weeks ago).
I uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes 5 or 6 times, restarted my computer 7 or 8 times... to no avail.
The folder that iTunes claimed to be missing was clear and visible - so no problem there. In the end, I set up a new Vista user account on my laptop - hey presto, iTunes can open on the new user account (but still not in the old one).
For a week I was switching user every time I wanted to use iTunes... which sucked.
Then, iTunes 9 came out. And it's worse. ITunes 9 cannot be oppened as a piece of software alone - it will opens automatically when you plug i your ipod, but under no other circumstances.
Worse since the first update of iTunes 9, i'm denied access to iTunes store! Why! Have they singled me out, or are they doing this to everyone with Vista???
In any case, if this isn't sorted soon, apple's lost me for life.