Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to JDfunky)
Hmm, the obvious things would be to reboot your system, then check/correct/repair permissions. Assuming you've tried without success. I believe you should be able to delete either of the .itdb files without causing problems. iTunes will rebuild them if they are missing.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Restart and permissions repair didn't help. Trashing both the iTunes Library Extras.itdb, and the iTunes Library Genius.itdb file, as you suggested, then restarting iTunes, got it sorted. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to JDfunky)
I restored my iTunes folder from a Time Machine backup (due to my kids deleting some playlists, which I wanted to recover).
Don't let them mess with your computer account at all.
Create their own computer login as a regular user, not admin and let them mess up their own stuff.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 11:03 PM (in response to Chris CA)
Chris, thanks for that suggestion. I would still like for my kids to access my iTunes music, but just don't want them to mess with the playlists etc.
If I set up another account, then follow the instructions here -> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1203
... to share the library with them, I'm guessing that they could still make changes to the playlists etc? (it doesn't specify in that article.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to JDfunky)
I had the same issue, but wasn't able to delete the itdb files. The answer was that they were "in use".
So I renamed them, relaunched iTunes and voila... my itunes was back!
Still have not been able to delete the old itdb files though, but will try again after rebooting everything as I have my whole itunes library on a NAS server
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