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  • PonchoSal Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here, after reading the possible solutions, I think I'll wait until Apple releases a 10.3.1 or something alike, It's really annoying having to re-sync your whole music library....

  • PeteL Level 1 (0 points)

    I was able to fix the -50 problem by just clicking manually manage music and videos, no other changes. Boom it worked. I am using the iCloud and a iPad2.

  • Elliot Stern1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I" had the same problem.  I downloaded a fresh copy of 10.3 from the download page, all fixed

  • jd31005 Level 1 (0 points)

    I followed the recommendation of just repeatedly syncing.   It would go a little further each time  after about 25 failed syncs it synced fine.  I have synced 5 more times just to make sure it worked and all went seamlessly.

  • ctt1wbw Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, that did the trick for me!  Thanks!

  • joewiz Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here - iPad 2 32 GB 3G+wifi, fine before iTunes 10.3, but started producing Error -50 during sync under 10.3.  Actually, it would complete the 1st step (backup), but then errorred out.  I tried syncing numerous times, tried swapping USB cables and ports, then restored from most recent backup, nothing worked.  Until I saw this thread about "syncing as many times as songs you downloaded from the cloud onto your iPad".  Sounds a bit rubber chicken to me, but I just kept hitting Sync, and lo and behold, once it actually worked.  Phew, but grrr. 

  • PrettyGreenParrot Level 1 (0 points)

    iTunes breaks syncing again. Getting an unknown error -50 when I'm trying to sync the iPhone before going out is no fun. Maybe it'll al work when there's cloud syncing for music in the UK. Only books & apps are available for cloud beta syncing now.

  • Mike Boreham Level 4 (2,095 points)

    Software Update is now giving 10.3.1 (here in UK anyway).


    It was 10.3.0 five hours ago.


    Run SU again. After installing 10.3 five hours ago, I just ran SU again, and it offered "10.3" again. After installing the about menu says 10.3.1

  • Mc Mac Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the same issue. Changed the name of sync'ed photoalbum from containing a "&" to "and" and it worked again.

    Supposedly the 10.3.1 should fix the "-50" error anyways...

  • neo7779 Level 1 (0 points)

    Setting songs to Manually manage corrected the problem on both my iphone 4 and iPad 2.  Thanks!

  • zwei Level 2 (265 points)

    I had the same issue. I was able to fix it by unchecking the "encrypt backup" button in iTunes. Then after a successful sync, I rechecked it and it ran again.


    If 10.3.1 doesn't fix it, try that.

  • macuser7 Level 1 (10 points)

    Software Update (from Menu Bar) iTunes 10.3.1 resolved my "-50" error. A happy clam again... for now. We who cannot wait, are leading the charge towards unchartered waters, clutching our rubber chickens and all.

  • zzmd Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know if songs downloaded through icloud can be deleted directly from the iPhone/iPad. Instead of syncing with a computer?

  • Kelly Parden Level 1 (15 points)

    After multiple code -50 failed syncs, I updated to iTunes 10.3.1 and now my iphone 4.3.3 syncs just fine.  Looks like Apple fixed the issue fairly quickly.

  • Francis Gagnon2 Level 1 (5 points)

    Just downloaded iTunes 10.3.1. No more error -50, problem solve. Thanks Apple