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iTunes 10.5: Permission issue with the iTunes Library file...

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  • Mitchell Group Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    in each of the instances above where it says in terminal /Volumes/UltraMax, you actually drag the icon of your external into terminal and hit return...

  • Mitchell Group Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    oops left that out.... sorry... My itunes library in on my macbook pro....

  • Mitchell Group Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Bob, so to make a long story short... My itunes still was acting strange even after all the fixes.. I finally took the advice of our Mac network consultant and completely rebuilt my library from scratch... 123,000 songs, about a terrabyte of stuff... Took all day Fri.... My itunes library is probably as old as itunes itself and throughout the years and different versions of itunes had never been rebuilt.... so I bit the bullet and now itunes seems to be working fine... I think i got rid of a lot of unseen clutter... Previously my artwork screensaver would not work in additon to the error messages... I think my library was a victim of old age... I'm crossing my fingers but all seems good now...

     

    By the way if you have applecare and you've spoken to a product specialist that cannot figure it out, apple has a progarm they can send you called Capture Data in which you run locally on your system until the problem comes up..You then stop it,  the program creates a file, that is then sent to an engineer, who from what I am told will diagnose and get back to you within 3 days...

  • Mitchell Group Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    In reference to genius updating.. Even after the rebuild I had the symptom of genius getting to a certain point on my external, then hanging... I would have to force quit and then restart to get itunes back.... What I came upon accidentally was that the last time i tried to update genius, the hang happened, meaning the progress wheel stopped,  then the music i was playing at the time stopped as well.. I wasnt in a position to restart at the time, but lo and behold about 20 minutes later, all of a sudden my music started playing and the genius started updating on its own.... In about 3 hrs genius had completed.... Only thing i can think of is that there was some huge file that genius was having a hard time indexing on my external... and eventually it was able to go past it and complete...

  • taffinito Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Here's my history, fixes, and current thoughts on this problem.

     

    I'm using an external Drobo, not NAS, and have never experienced this problem before iTunes 10.5. But since then I've been plagued by the .itl permission issues. Reboots solved the problem, it would commonly come back on a daily basis.

     

    So, I solved the problem by creating a new admin account, moving all my library metadata files there, running with iTunes limitted to one simulataneous download at a time (to try to eliminate thread contention issues with updating the library file), and with Time Machine off.

     

    For the last week, I've been trouble free. BUT, yesterday I started Time Machine and let it run while iTunes was running. Within five hours of this new setup, I started getting the tmp files which are created once the permissions go wonky. Ugh...

     

    So, I turned off Time Machine, rebotted, cleaned up the tmp files, and have been running without permission issues for a day again.

     

    I'll keep monitoring, and if things stay clean maybe I'll open up multiple simultaneous download again. But as of now Time Machine interacting with iTunes seems to be a possible culprit...

     

    Tom

  • don s. phoenix Calculating status...

    I was having this exact problem (OS 10.7.2, before and after the latest iTunes update) on my '09 MPB: Library-writing errors, proliferating TMP files, permissions weirdness on the "itl" file. On Sunday I ran Verify Disk on my internal drive, and it found a bunch of errors. I had to run the Disk Utility from my original install disk in order to fix it. Ever since the repair, I have had no issues with iTunes. Seems almost too easy, but it might be worth a check. (I probably hadn't run Verify Disk since before I installed Lion.)

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