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  • djlafem Level 1 Level 1

    Hi- see my post below to Bob... just wanted to let you know how helpful your info was!

  • Thomas Bandla Level 1 Level 1

    The solution that lemppari gave COMPLETELY solved the issue for me. 


    I can't thank you all enough for this - the "never-ending temp file problem" in itunes has been bugging me for a REALLY long time. 


    You guys ROCK.


    Thanks again,



  • mjaname Level 1 Level 1

    Everyone on this thread, just wanted to thank you all. I'm a fundamentally lazy person, and only upgraded to Lion last week. Given that I have a ~1Tb iTunes collection and had time machine turned on, I guess it was inevitable that I'd have the issue you've all been discussing. After reading through this thread, I turned time machine off, and permissions are restored to my iTunes library.


    I do have one question -- does anyone know why the iTunes Music Library.xml file shows up as a MS Entourage doc? I have office installed on my mac so Entourage is here somewhere, but I never use it. I guess if it doesn't matter, I don't care...


    Anyway, thanks again

  • Bob Grove Level 2 Level 2

    mjaname - Just to be clear, you don't need to totally turn off Time Machine to fix this.  You only need to disable the 'local snapshot' feature (refer here if you need a description of 'local snapshots' -  You can do this through Cocktail or using Terminal as described a bit earlier in this thread.


    On your question of MS Entourage, when installed it associated all XML files types to this program.   You can (and I would suggest) changing this association.  Easiest way would be to go to your  iTunes Music Library.xml file and select 'Get Info'.  About mid-way down the panel you will see an 'Open with:' where you'll find a pull down to select another program like TextEdit.  You can also change this as the default application for all the XML documents by selecting the 'Change All..' button below - which I would personally recommend.

  • mjaname Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, Bob. I just turned off time machine b/c I don't keep the external I back up to connected anyway, so it's not really worth me leaving TM on. But still, thanks.


    I've changed all the 'open withs' for xml. So thanks for that too.


    And again, thanks everyone.

  • Bruce Triggs Level 1 Level 1

    Exactly this problem led me here.  It was only after I updated to M. Lion (I skipped Lion).  iTunes is exhibiting the issue where it is creating .tmp files, can't find it's library, and works again if I correct permisions with Disk Utility. 

    Meanwhile, the DJ program Scratch Live, is unable to access the Itunes library (unless I've done the permissions thing again.)  Crazy-making.

    I'll be watching to see if turning off Time Machine's local images works.  It is a shame, since using the local images feature was a good one for me since I can't always have my laptop connected to back it up.  Sigh. 

  • mills70 Level 1 Level 1

    I was tearing my hair out with this until I finally found this thread (and kept reading). Turning off local snapshops on Time Machine worked perfectly!!! Thank you whoever figured this out originally.


    Now if I could only figure out how to stop iTunes from opening up all the time after I closed it...

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