12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2010 10:53 AM by HelloJenn
HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
Last year, I got this message:

This version of iTunes has not been correctly localized for this language. Please run the English version.

So I got frustrated and quit and just kept iTunes 7.whatever. But now that I have an iPhone, I really need to quit being a baby and just fix it. I'm still getting the same error, and I tried to follow some other advice and delete the cache folder, but it says it's still in use, so I'm not really sure where to go with this.

Anyone have any advice?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    If it's the new iPhone you'll need OS 10.5.8

    At this point I think you should get Applejack...


    After installing, reboot holding down CMD+s, (+s), then when the DOS like prompt shows, type in...

    applejack AUTO

    Then let it do all 5 of it's things.

    At least it'll eliminate some questions if it doesn't fix it.

    The 6 things it does are...

    Correct any Disk problems.
    Repair Permissions.
    Clear out Cache Files.
    Repair/check several plist files.
    Dump the VM files for a fresh start.
    Trash old Log files.

    First reboot will be slower, sometimes 2 or 3 restarts will be required for full benefit... my guess is files relying upon other files relying upon other files!

    Disconnect the USB cable from any UPS so the system doesn't shut down in the middle of the process.
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, it's the 3gs, so am I right in thinking I need at least 9.2? I'm still on tiger, so I can't get the new one.

    But I've downloaded it, and hopefully it works!
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, I finished that, tried to run iTunes again, and it still said it wasn't localized. Applejack said it fixed some stuff, but I guess not what I needed. This time I was able to delete my cache file too, and so I tried to run it after that, and it's still not what I need.
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    Just a hunch here, do a Get Info on iTunes , look for languages, see which ones are checked.
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    Everything is checked, including english. Should the others be unchecked or are they right?
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    They're all checked here & it works.

    Just wondering, was English the Install language?

    Is English checked in the International Pref pane>Language tab?
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    I guess so? It's the first language on the list.

    I really don't understand this problem. I mean, 7.something worked just fine. It's when it switched to 8 that it all went wrong, the first version that had Genius in it.
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    I can't imagine the problem myself, nor can I find much on that error, I'm still at v7 something.

    I wonder if it'd work to reinstall iTunes & stop at 7 something...

    Custom installs in Mac OS X 10.4...


    "Here's a list of all the custom installation options available with Optional Installs.mpkg:

    * Applications
    o Address Book 4.0
    o iCal 2.0
    o iChat 3.0
    o iTunes 4.7.1
    o Mail 2.0
    o Oxford Dictionaries
    o Safari 2.0
    o X11"
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, that works, it's what I've been doing for a year and a half or something. But my iPhone needs a later version, so this isn't working for me anymore. Maybe I should just call apple support, I guess.
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    I hate to say it, but it may require calling Apple, sorry.
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    Bummer. Thanks anyway =)
  • HelloJenn Level 1 (0 points)
    I guess this is technically answered. I mean, my computer crashed and I had to replace the hard drive, so there's that, but at least I'm not having the problems of being localized.