4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2012 7:32 AM by Harley76
amicus_tobias Level 1 Level 1

Every time when I leave my mac to play songs on iTunes in shuffle mode or when I select a few songs (such as by the same singer), this error message ("Itunes library cannot be saved, there is not enough memory") would appear after a while, and my iTunes would then crash by itself and an option to 'Reopen' or to 'Report the problem to Apple' box would pop up.

However, this just does not make any sense to me. My mac is a Macbook Pro 2011, 13" with i5 sandybridge processor, 4G RAM, how could it ran out of virtual memory when I am only playing SEVEN songs by the same singer?

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Or should I send this computer back to Apple and ask them to check it?


Thank you!

MBP 13 (2011), Mac OS X (10.6.7), Sandy Bridge i5 Dual Core
  • amicus_tobias Level 1 Level 1

    Is there anyone who can help??

  • NoraArliss Level 1 Level 1

    I'm getting the same message -- "The iTunes Library file cannot be saved. There is not enough memory available." It just started popping up every time I do anything on iTunes, but I haven't updated the program recently (iTunes, for the record), and have been using it on this computer (Win7) for over a year.


    I checked the archived responses to this problem, and just about all of them are about its other cause ("You do not have enough privileges for this operation"), and the others are about incompatabilities with early Windows 7 (and are several years old), so I don't imagine they're completely relevant.


    Please, does anyone know anything to help?

  • onshisan Level 1 Level 1

    I have started to get the "iTunes Library file cannot be saved. There is not enough memory available." message, too. Windows 7, current version of iTunes and have been using iTunes for ages without any difficulty until this week. iTunes itself is using over 1gb of memory at the moment, which is pretty incredible.

  • Harley76 Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, I have Windows 7 Pro, Quad Core, 32GB memory - and am getting the error message as well. I just dismiss the warning, shut down iTunes and then re-open it. I believe it must be some slow memory leak in iTunes, as I had left it open on the machine for roughly a week or so?