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Disk is Locked Error

ITunes shows this error “Disk is locked”, what does it mean? Why is my disk locked?

How can I work around this problem or fix it?

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  • mxmallas Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same disk locked or you may not have write permissions error when i try to open itunes only I have windows vista...the solution listed was for XP only...can anyone help me with windows vista and the same error?? thanks

  • erin_clancy Jan 23, 2009

    I have this problem, but My Music was already in the right place.  Is there anything else I can try?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    i have windows vista, and it also says when i want to open itunes, that my disk is locked, or i don't have write permission to this file. what can i do?

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I am using Windows 7 and I get the disk locked error. I found a way to make it work. It is a little convoluted to do every time... just run it as administrator. Its worked for me so far.

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If the My Music folder is in the wrong location or incorrectly assigned in the Windows registry, you may see one of the following error messages:

  • "The folder iTunes is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder."
  • "The folder iTunes cannot be found or created and is required. The default location for this folder is inside the Music folder."

If you see one of the above errors, follow these steps to troubleshoot this:
  1. Verify the location of your Windows XP My Music folder. The default location for this folder is
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music
    If you do not have this folder at the default location and have not moved it to another location, consider creating one inside your My Documents folder.
  2. Download and install Tweak UI from the Microsoft PowerToys website at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx Note: This utility is for Windows XP only. Please review the system requirements before installing.
  3. Once you have installed Tweak UI, open it from the Start menu.
  4. In the column on the left, click on the plus symbol (+) next to My Computer and select Special Folders. Disk is Locked Error - ht1866_01.jpg
  5. In the right pane on the Folderlist, click My Music.
  6. Click the Change Location button. You may see a warning message appear with precautions for changing this setting; after reviewing the message, click Yes. ht1866_02.jpg
  7. In the resulting window, browse for the My Music folder as described in step 1, and click OK. ht1866_03.jpg
  8. Reinstall or open iTunes.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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  • shivam raj
    shivam raj Oct 13, 2008

    or you can refer to this site for more details
    thankshttp://support.apple.com/kb/HT1866


  • jlewpenguin Dec 16, 2010

    I had the problem with the error message and all i did was go to the start menu, then i went to the music tab right clicked went down to share with and it said nobody so then i clicked specific people and clicked owner. then clicked share. then picked my music folder and then it worked.

  • axiozen Jan 07, 2011

    Right click on the iTunes icon, select "Run as Admin."
    It should open for you now.

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