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  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    Hmm, do you have many broken entries in your library? Tracks that show up with exclamation marks? I thought the script was set up just to ignore them but I didn't specifically create and test any under the latest build. Will look at it properly tomorrow, but the precise error message would be useful.

     

    tt2

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi tt2 and all,

    no i don't appear to have broken files with elxclamation makes at least not in the info colums highlighted my itunes.

     

    i got this repeat message trying the deduper today, and also this separate one too:

    line: 415

    Char: 5

    Error: the track is not modifiable

    code: A0040203

    source: (null)

     

    line: 1008

    Char: 5

    Error: object named "internetexporer.appplications".

    code: 800704A6

    source: WScript.createobject

     

    thanks everyone, are these new issues or already debugged?

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    one more try got me a new message again:

    line: 1060

    Char: 7

    Error: The Interface is unknown

    code: 800706B5

    source: (null)

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    The error on line 415 is generated by iTunes and occurs if the SkippedDate value is updated. I can't see a good reason for iTunes to reject this call, even if the track in question were locked or currently playing since the data only goes in iTunes own database. Not ever seen the issue myself. Easiest thing might be to simply comment out that line with a single quote.

     

    The error on line 1008 looks like a security setting is preventing the script from creating a local IE browser object to host the progress bar used by the script. I thought I'd written in some code to detect if IE can't be invoked but it may not be thorough enough. I've only got XP to test on where the script works as expected. This page on IE security zone settings may be useful but I'll have to find time to access and test the script on a Windows 7 system again.

     

    There's a note in my script regarding line 1060 - Causes error if UAC is active - so it looks like I've already determined that if UAC is enabled the script shouldn't attempt to use the progress bar feature. However I recall rewriting the way the progress bar is invoked during the different phases of the script so I probably just need to do some housekeeping there.

     

    tt2

  • Dweldin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I stumbled upon this thread while checking to see if people were having problems with the new iTunes version just released. (They usually do ) I used your script and it worked perfectly! Thank you so much for automating an tedious chore. Great job.

     

    Tom D.

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    am i correct to say that the DeDuper didn't delete any copies during my usage since it comes up with an error mesage every time i use it on my exact uplicate list in itunes?

    should i try it on smaller sets of of that library to more usefulness?

     

    let me know if there are fixes or additions to the code that i should re-download to use again.

     

    Thank you for all of your help so far, hoping to get this to work and be over/done with it.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    Yep, it will be crashing out before it does anything useful. I don't know where you are but it's around 11am here in the UK. I won't really get a chance to look at it until some point this afternoon, at which point I can upload a new build. I'll post back here when it is done.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    New build uploaded. Should fix the issue with trying to create a progress bar on systems running UAC and I've moved that SkippedDate assignment which might help out with that issue. Hopefully I can get access to a Windows 7 test machine later this evening just to check for any other weird issues.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    Just to confirm the latest version of the DeDuper script works fine under Windows 7 with UAC enabled.

     

    tt2

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you tt2,  appreciate your time in responding.

    i guess i'm the only one having these issues.

    I have my UAC enabled, and i even merged all my music folders, consolidated (while converting to aav files for hours...), and deleted the old folders.

     

    anyhow, tried the deduper again and still have come up with this message:

    i got this repeat message trying the deduper today, and also this separate one too:

    line: 418

    Char: 5

    Error: the track is not modifiable

    code: A0040203

    source: (null)

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    I wonder if there is a permissions issue. Try this.

     

    Right-click on your main iTunes folder and click Properties, then go to the Security tab and click Advanced. If necessary grant your account and SYSTEM full control of this folder, subfolders and files, then tick the option to replace permissions on child objects which will repair permissions throughout the library. If your media folder is separate from the library folder then repeat for the media folder. This is the XP dialog but Windows 7 shouldn't be too different.

     

    If it won't let you change the permissions use the Owner tab to take ownneship from an account with administror privileges.

     

    AdvSecurity.png

     

    tt2

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm understanding that you are refering to the itunes folder within libraries>music.  the folder that i have consolidated everything into.

     

    all of my permissions are already on full control.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,500 points)

    Try to identify one of the tracks that the script is going to want to update, i.e. one of your sets of exact duplicates. Can you modify say the comment field via Get Info or is the file locked?

     

    Even if the permissions dialog says you have full control there may be files with incorrect permissions within the folder structure. The tip above repairs the permissions for all files within the folder it is applied to.

     

    Alternatively the files could be marked as read-only. Open the properties of the top folder, clear the Read-only checkbox, and apply the change to This folder, subfolders and files.

     

    In the current build line 418 is a comment so that shouldn't cause an error. Can you check the line number please?

     

    tt2

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I ensured that the permissions incl child onne are all full control, and deleted the old deduper and downloaded the new one and ran it.

    and the error occured again.  you're right, the line is 411 for the track not modifiable.

    i'm going to read over your latest post to test permissions.

  • PWWW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i changed the itunes music folder to be cleared of the read-only function. 

     

    i ran deduper again, this time i got to the pop-up screen alerting me to the number of exact and secondary duplicates to delete.

     

    It looks like we have successfully figured out why this program was not working for me.

     

    I really apprecaite your help streamlining my media and helping me through the step-by-step of how to enable my frustrating computer to utilie your great program.

     

    I hope this helps future users to get their files cleared more rapidly and without confusion with these setting parameters needing to be met!

     

    THANK YOU tt2

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