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Can't update podcasts or sync them to iPhone

548 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2013 1:03 PM by Alastair Barclay RSS
Alastair Barclay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 26, 2013 12:20 PM

Hi all, Hope you can help.


I can no longer update and download new Podcasts to iTunes for Mac.

Error "There was a problem downloading "name of podcast". You do not have enough access privileges for this operation."


The issue has just started. 


I can download directly to my iPhone so can still get them, but this ***** a bit.


Search this forum and find find references to iPhoto issues and authorizing the iMac/iPhone with the account. But I don't think this is an issue here.

iPhone connects and syncs OK with everything else.




iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), iTunes 11.1.3, iPhone 5
  • Delgadoh Community Specialists Community Specialists (1,405 points)
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    Nov 28, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Alastair Barclay)

    Hey Ali,


    I found information on a very similar error message in here:


    Trouble adding music to iTunes library or importing audio CD


    This is the relevant information that should apply to your situation:

    These messages occur if permissions are incorrect on your designated music folder or on a folder inside your designated music folder. Permissions are settings that determine who can read, write to, or execute a file or folder on your computer. Every file and folder on your hard disk has an associated set of permissions.


    Example: If permissions are correct on your Music folder, but incorrect on the U2 folder inside your Music folder, you would be able to add other music to your iTunes library, but not that new U2 album.


    Look here for help in correcting the permissions on folders:

    Troubleshooting permissions issues in OS X





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