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Itunes library.itl file is locked. I can no longer use itunes.

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  • lornab828 Nov 05, 2009

    This was not helpful at all

  • lornab828 Nov 05, 2009

    yes I am the administrator

  • lornab828 Nov 05, 2009

    Yet my children can use their itunes under their own identity

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Open my documents, my music, itunes, find tunes library.itl, right click and uncheck "read only" on this file and restart PC. Start itunes, should work

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

  • alansleadd Nov 05, 2009

    You can try to do the same this for the "My music" folder itself and the "iTunes" folder and "iTunes Music" too... shut down try iTunes
    -this also could be Windows permissions related ie. are you logged in as the system admin with all access?


  • alansleadd Nov 05, 2009

    Sorry this one is sometimes tricky and now that it works on other users that is more confusing... Here's one more option:

    if the read only thing doesn’t work.. try this (on a windows box)

    Follow the steps above..

    4. Right-click the iTunes Library.itl file and select Properties.

    5. Select the Security tab

    6. In the “Group or user names” box select “Users”

    7. In “Permissions for Users” box select “Allow” all the way down the list.

    8. Click OK.



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