November 07, 2009

iTunes 9 DOESN'T HAVE to suck -here's a fix!

Are you like the millions of other iTunes users who have been brought to you knees by the latest iTunes upgrade? Does iTunes hang until you kill it in Task Manager? (or force quit, for Mac types?)

It seems there are two major issues for Windows users:

First, the install locks up your iTunes files, designating them as read only. To fix this, go to C:\ProgramFiles and right-click on the iTunes folder.  Select "properties", then uncheck "read-only" under Attributes, and apply.

The second issue is that iTunes 9 doesn't play well with previous iTunes Libraries.  Go here for step by step instructions for rebuilding your iTunes library. Once you rebuild the library, you will have to resync your iPod or iPhone.

Some relevant discussions on the forums if this doesn't help:

and there are dozens more.  Just search for "itunes" and "crash" etc. on the apple discussion boards.

Posted by caltechgirl at November 7, 2009 09:54 PM | TrackBack

I came "this close" to venturing into the world of iTunes a couple of weeks ago. Then I chickened out.

Posted by: Pasadena Closet Conservative at November 8, 2009 04:45 PM

Hello,hi.I'm a new comer here.

Posted by: inuggshopping at November 8, 2009 11:07 PM

Hey, its your birthday today.

Have a Happy Birthday.

Wow, you were born the same day I bought my first automobile before I graduated from college.

Posted by: The Thomas at November 10, 2009 06:11 AM

And that's why I stay away from itunes. Besides there's much better services out there that aren't as much of a pain in the ass.

Posted by: diamond dave at November 16, 2009 07:09 PM

now, if you could tell me how to get past the error codes on the windows updates to 64 bit Vista

Posted by: GUYK at November 19, 2009 05:07 AM

OH,that tips are really useful for the millions of users of the soft.Thanks for publishing.

Posted by: Max Palermo at December 2, 2009 06:04 PM

Sweetheart, are you ok?

Posted by: Shannon at December 7, 2009 04:54 AM