7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2011 4:39 AM by Priincezz93
Priincezz93 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,
I use OS X 10.5.8 on my macbook and recently updated to iTunes 10.4.

I was having no issues untill I decided to import new music files.

In doing so, some files failed to add with the error 'The drive 'stuff' can not be read or written to.'
(*my main drive is called 'stuff')


I'd never had problems with the old iTunes with importing new music files.
How ever after the program failed to import the new music files,
it will now open then completely freeze my os leaving me to no alternate other than switching off the laptop by the power button.


What can I do to fix these problems?

When will the new iTunes be released?



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTunes 10.4
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 (6,480 points)

    From the Finder check your iTunes folder with 'Get Info' and see that you have read/write privliges.


    iTunes 10.4.1 is available.



  • Priincezz93 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi MJ,


    All 3 options are on read/write.

    I have version 10.4.1.


    Still having a freezing issue everytime iTunes opens.

  • ipsofactory Level 1 (0 points)

    I was just going to post about the iTunes 10.4 upgrade on X 10.5.8 myself.


    iTunes has been an unreliable nightmare since I mistakenly upgraded. It's always a nightmare after major upgrades but this was the worst yet. Upgrading to 10.4.1 has made no difference atall, it's as though they haven't noticed all the bugs PPC user are experiencing.


    It works, but very sporadically. All the problems below occur most of the time, but not always:

    Problems include:

    • Adding music to the library, either via the 'File>Add To Library' command or by dragging files to the library. The 'Adding Files To Library - Processing' progress window pops up but when it goes away there will be no files in the library. I have found that by adding files a few more times it will eventually catch up and suddenly 2 or 3 versions of each song will appear in the library in the middle of copying to my music folder. I then have to delete the extra versions.
    • Pressing the first letters of an artists name on the keyboard when sorted by artist no longer jumps to that artist in the library.
    • Typing a name in the search bar has no effect atall! Nothing changes so I have to scroll for miles to find what i want.
    • Dragging songs to playlists has no effect. Songs are not added.
    • iPod connectivity is equally flaky. Gettting all kinds of error messages saying it can't connect or it doesn't read the iPod atall then it will appear all of a sudden a while later.


    Anyone else experiencing such delights? Any idea when a less buggy version will be released?



  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 (6,480 points)

    All 3 are read/write - but are those options applied to 'all enclosed folders/items' - use the gear tab to apply to all enclosed ......


    Use Disk Utility to repair permissions.


    Reboot your Mac.



  • Priincezz93 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ah.. I'll try this. Thanks MJ.

  • Priincezz93 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Daniel,
    The first 3 problems you have are what I'm expiriencing too!


    I want to know when a less buggy version will come out too!

  • Priincezz93 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now that I've done that I'm hoping that when I import music it will work without error,


    But in order to try that it works I need to fix my opening issue.


    When I open iTunes it now freezes my entire OS leaving me to turn it off and back on.


    This is REALLY annoying.