8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2010 8:04 AM by lilcutie
waschbaer22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi

I am on a MacBook running Mac OS 10.6.4 and iTunes 9.2 (61). Since a while I am getting an error message while opening iTunes saying, that my library is either locked or on a locked disk. I found some solutions on the net saying you should remove your library file, open iTunes and then move back your old library file to the previous location. That works but my question is why is this error happening in the first place and how can I prevent it in the future. I am sharing this library with a Windows computer on my private network and when I try to open it there this error message pops up as well. I then have to either do the above mentioned or go into my finder on my Mac and change the permissions for the library file to read&write (although in the sharing options the iTunes folder is set as read & write). Why is all this happening. I never had problems with this before and suddenly after a couple of iTunes updates this happens. Also, when I click on the library file on my Mac under permissions it doesn't show my username, only after removing and copying back the library.

Cheers
Martin

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    check if you have read & write permissions for your music folder. in finder, right-click on it and +get info+. unlock the little padlock (you may have to enter your admin password) and change the permission settings. next, click on the little gear-shaped icon and +apply to enclosed items+ like so

    Screen shot 2010-06-02 at 6.15.04 PM

    you may also give everyone read & write access.

    the important part is to *apply to enclosed items* !

    also, check this KB article.

    JGG

  • waschbaer22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for that.

    But how does this all happen in the first place? I never had to that that before but after the update of either iTunes or Mac OS to 10.6.4 it all started happening. Or is my file sharing with Windows causing all this and every time I access the iTunes library on the network on my WIndows computer and then back on my Mac I will have to do this?
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    waschbaer22 wrote:
    Thanks for that.


    does that mean one of the above fixed your issue ?

    But how does this all happen in the first place? I never had to that that before but after the update of either iTunes or Mac OS to 10.6.4 it all started happening.


    i'm not sure, but my guess is the update(s) overwrote/changed some settings.

    Or is my file sharing with Windows causing all this


    my Mac heart tells me winsloth is to blame for all evil in this world

    and every time I access the iTunes library on the network on my WIndows computer and then back on my Mac I will have to do this?


    doubtful. the changes should stick (at least until the next upgrade)

    happy computing ...

    JGG

  • waschbaer22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well well...always blame the Windoze

    Yap, your suggestions worked fine. However, I have the gut feeling that when I will connect to my iTunes library on Windoze the problem will come back. I will keep you updated

    Cheers for now...Martin
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    waschbaer22 wrote:
    Yap, your suggestions worked fine.


    great !

    please close this thread by marking your question answered.

    happy computing ...

    JGG

  • waschbaer22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well...your suggestion worked unfortunately only once. As I assumed, when I open my Mac iTunes library on my Windows through the network and then open it back on my Mac the error message comes up again. That means that I will have to change the permissions settings on my Mac again after accessing the iTunes library on my Windows. That doesn't make any sense to me. After checking the permissions settings for the library (after accessing it on Windows) my Mac username is not in the list anymore but the username I used on Windows for accessing the library. So I have to manually add it again. That shouldn't happen in my opinion. Does anybody have an idea what is going on here?
  • Vialatte_94_FR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi waschbaer,

    I answered and solved this problem. My name was "Olivier Herrbach". Search by User …

    At that time, "eww" for example told me that, if nobody had answered to my questions,
    that was because it was not a frequent case (I don't remember exactly what he said).
    Search "eww" too, or "locked disks".

    If you don't find my solution, post it to me. I hope having helped you.

    Best regards,

    Vialatte
    vialatte_94FR@me.com
  • lilcutie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, i have a problem with my itunes when i oppened it says that my itunes library .itl file is locked on a disk or you do not have write permission for this file and i wuold like to know what can i do to unlocked i have window xp