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Im trying to reinstall my itunes library to my desktop

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With the newer versions of iTunes, you would no longer need to copy your library to your desktop. iTunes has this capability to Share your collections. All you need to do is look for the SHARED Item on the left side. Somewhere below the Library. Click on Home Sharing. Then you would notice that you would need to login to your itunes account. Also make sure that all your computers would use the same account. Login. Then click on Create Home Sharing. You could turn on all your computers to have home sharing. After that you will notice that you already have a shared list of your items from other computers in your home network. Home Sharing is for personal use only and also you can choose which items you want to share.

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Itunes wont open


A corrupt iTunes library prevents the iTunes program from opening and prevents Apple device synchronization. According to Apple, the iTunes library must be rebuilt, which resets the library and removes the current content in the media manager. Back up your media prior to recreating the library, as the recreating process erases all content and your Apple device will synchronize with the blank, recreated library and erase the device's information.

Insert the DVD-RW disc into the computer's DVD-RW drive, and open iTunes. Click "File," "Library" and "Backup to Disc." Select the iTunes library and playlist backup and click "Next." Eject the disc after the backup completes, and close out of iTunes. Move "iTunes Music Library.xml" from your iTunes folder to the desktop. Right-click "iTunes Library" and click "Delete." Launch iTunes and click "File," "Library" and "Import Playlist." Locate and double-click the iTunes Music Library.xml file. Insert the burned disc into the DVD-RW drive and click "Restore." or
Fix iTunes if It Won't Open on Your Computer b> You've clicked and clicked and clicked some more, but iTunes just refuses to launch. A non responsive program is frustrating to any computer user, but especially if all you want to do is listen to some music or download a new album. If iTunes isn't opening, there are many possible causes for this error. None of these fixes will affect your current music collection. Though you may need to tweak or reinstall some software, your MP3s will stay right where they are.

Confirm that your Apple device is connected securely to your computer. If you are not trying to access iTunes via an Apple device, or if your device is connected correctly, continue to step two. Configure your firewall to allow iTunes to connect to the Internet. Many firewalls block software programs' ability to get online as a security precaution. This is because some spyware and malware is designed to transmit personal data from your computer. Making iTunes a trusted program within your firewall software is necessary for it to function properly. Create a new iTunes library file. An unstable or corrupted library file can cause iTunes to suddenly quit or not open at all. Recreating a library file is a lengthy process that depends heavily on the operating system you are using. See the iTunes Support page under. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451 Reinstall iTunes on your computer. If no other troubleshooting steps are successful, then the fastest way to solve the problem is to start from scratch. Hope this helps.
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Dec 26, 2012 | Gateway MX Computers & Internet

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The ITunesLibrary.itl cannot be read because it was created by a newer version...


1. Quit iTunes.

2. Locate your iTunes folder.

Operating System Default location of iTunes Folder
Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 Documents and Settings[your username]My DocumentsMy Music

Microsoft Windows Vista Users[your username]Music
Microsoft Windows 7 Users[your username]My Music

3. Open your iTunes folder.

4. Drag the iTunes Music Library.xml to the Desktop

5. Drag the following file from your iTunes folder to the Trash:
Microsoft Windows "iTunes Library.itl" (in versions of iTunes prior to 4.9 this was called "iTunes 4 Music Library.itl")

6. Open iTunes.
Important: Do not add any content into iTunes at this point.

7. Choose File > Library > Import Playlist.

8. Navigate to the iTunes Music Library.xml file on the Desktop.
Windows users: Click Open.

on Apr 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to re-create iTunes library


Follow these steps:

1. Quit iTunes.

2. Locate your iTunes folder.

For Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 the iTunes folder is stored in

System drive\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\

For Microsoft Windows Vista the iTunes folder is stored in

System drive\Users\username\Music\

3. Open your iTunes folder.

4. Drag the iTunes Music Library.xml to the Desktop

5. Drag the following file from your iTunes folder to the Trash:

Microsoft Windows: 'iTunes Library.itl' (in versions of iTunes prior to 4.9 this was called 'iTunes 4 Music Library.itl')

6. Open iTunes.

7. From the File menu, choose Import.

Note: Do not add any music into iTunes at this point.

8. Navigate to the iTunes Music Library.xml file on the Desktop.

9. Click Open.

After re-creating your library, any devices that you sync with iTunes (Apple TV, iPod, etc) will see your iTunes library as a new library and will completely re-sync.


on Jan 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a damaged itunes library that i've uninstalled and reinstalled twice. both times it reinstalled with the same problem. when i purchase a new ipod, how do i install a clean, empty itunes library? can...


Hi, since you have un-installed and re-installed the itunes library twice and you are still having the same problem, there seems to be a problem with the computer you are using. I will advise you to use a new computer especially now that you have just purchased a new ipod. Download and install the itunes on a new computer and you can now use the new ipod on it....

Oct 26, 2010 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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I have downloaded I tunes & its telling me that I tunes is locked


Sounds like your permissions are a bit messed up. Try this:

In the Finder, use the Go menu and choose Utilities. Look for Disk Utility and open it up. Click on your hard drive on the left and click the Repair Permissions button on the right. After it completes, restart your computer and try opening iTunes again.


Sep 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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ITunes takes forever to load on my Windows 7 PC (e.g. 10 minutes) - what can be done to fix this?


Resolution Create a New User Account When troubleshooting a variety of issues, it can be useful to determine if the issue affects a specific Windows user account or all accounts. Follow the steps below to create a new user account in Windows Vista or Windows 7:
  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove user accounts (If using the Classic View in Windows Vista, open User Accounts. Then open Manage another account).
  3. Select Create a new account and follow the instructions to complete the account setup process.
  4. Once the new account is created, choose Log Off from the Start menu.
  5. Log into the newly created user account.
  6. Open iTunes and determine whether the issue you were experiencing persists in this new user.
If you see the same issue in the newly created user account, proceed to the System-wide troubleshooting section below. If you do not experience the same issue, consult the User-specific troubleshooting section below.
User-specific troubleshooting If your issue only happens in one particular user account, some of the suggestions below may resolve the issue. Before proceeding however, you'll need to make hidden files and folder visible in Windows. Follow steps 1-5 in iTunes for Windows in Windows Vista doesn't open after upgrading.
  • Remove iTunes Plug-ins
    Third-party iTunes plug-ins can cause many issues, particularly if the plug-in has not been updated to be compatible with new versions of iTunes. iTunes plug-ins are stored in the following location:
    C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiTunes Plug-ins
  • Remove iTunes Preference files
    Some of the files that iTunes uses to store settings and preferences may be unusable and cause issues. iTunes has two folders where preferences are saved. Move one of them to the desktop and test to see if the issue persists. If it does, move it back and remove the second folder. The location for the two preference folders are:
    • C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalApple ComputeriTunes
    • C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunes
  • Create a new iTunes Library
    1. Hold the Shift key while opening iTunes. You will be prompted to Choose iTunes Library.
    2. Choose Create Library to create a new one. In the following window you will be prompted to select a location to save the new iTunes Library.
    3. Click Save. iTunes will open the newly created library. After closing iTunes, you can always select the original library by using the Shift key when opening iTunes.
  • Recreate your iTunes Library
    If you iTunes library has become unusable, rebuilding it as described in How to recreate your iTunes Library and Playlists may resolve the issue.
Check for content files with issues
Sometimes a certain audio file can cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly or stop responding when it is analyzing gapless playback information. To determine which file(s) may be cause the issue follow the steps below:
  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Navigate to the iTunes folder:
    • Windows Vista - C:usersusernameMusiciTunes
    • Windows 7 - C:usersusernameMy MusiciTunes
  3. Move the iTunes Library.itl file to your desktop
  4. Open iTunes. You should not see any content in iTunes.
  5. From the File menu, choose Add Folder to Library.
  6. Navigate to the folder where your music is located. Typically this is
    • Windows Vista - C:usersusernameMusiciTunesiTunes Media
    • Windows 7 - C:usersusernameMy MusiciTunesiTunes Media
  7. Note: This folder may be called iTunes Music if it was created with iTunes 8 or earlier.

  8. Choose an artist, album, or single song to add the to the library
  9. Wait for iTunes to successfully add the songs to your library and perform the gapless playback scan.
  10. If successful, continue adding back more songs to your library.
  11. If there is an issue with one of your files, you will notice your issue reappear after you attempt to add it to the library. At this point you should repeat these steps being careful not to add the files that cause the issue to occur.
System-wide troubleshooting When troubleshooting system-wide issues with iTunes, there are a few different suggestion to try.
  • Check for viruses
    Windows viruses can interfere with a variety of computer functions including iTunes. Make sure that you have current anti-virus software installed with updated virus definitions and use it to scan your system.
  • Check for anti-virus and/or Internet security software
    Internet Security software itself can sometimes cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly. Try disabling the Internet Security software temporarily or exempting iTunes from any active scanning done by such software. If this resolves the issue, check with the maker of the software for an update to the software or its virus definitions. See the following article for more information: iTunes for Windows: Troubleshooting security software issues.
  • Conflicting processes
    Sometimes other programs and start-up items can conflict with iTunes, look at the following article to troubleshoot such conflicts:
    Using MSCONFIG to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Removing iTunes configuration files
    Removing unusable configuration files that iTunes uses can resolve launch issues. See "iTunes for Windows Vista or Windows 7 doesn't open after upgrading" for information.
  • Check the iTunes and QuickTime installations
    An improper installation of iTunes or QuickTime can contribute to a variety of issues. Follow the article below to learn how to completely reinstall iTunes and QuickTime:
    Trouble installing iTunes or QuickTime software in Windows
  • Update the drivers on your PC
    Having outdated drivers on your computer can cause strange behaviour with iTunes, QuickTime, iPod, and other applications. See this link to update the drivers on your computer.


Aug 05, 2010 | Apple iTunes

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If I reinstall itunes will I lose my entire music library?


Hello there and welcome here

It is always good to have a backup or a copy of the library. I did find this link for you and they say :


"You will not lose the music as others have said,

but you will lose the library, which is an .xml file if i recall. all the library does is links itunes to where all of the files have been stored on your pc/mac.

If you reinstall itunes you would have to copy all of the music back into itunes creating a new library file, that would just take a while depending on how much music you have.

In the itunes menus there is an option to backup your library if you plan to reinstall itunes. "
Link:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081028054025AAb6WCf


AND in the itunes support site, they just answer with a no
link:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2087859&tstart=1

So this you have to do, "I recommend you" is to find the backup option on itunes and backup your library of music, after you just copy it to a folder of your wish, you find the solution for this here:
http://www.seasonsecurity.com/how-do-i-backup-my-itunes-library-54519


Hope that helps
If you need more info let me know

Have a nice New Year

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Dec 28, 2009 | Apple iTunes

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Steps to Add/Remove iTunes


Control Panel. Add/Remove programs, Select Itunes. Computer may want to restart.

Reinstall ITunes. Computer may restart.

Go into ITunes. Select add folder. Select your mp3 folder from your H drive. Library will rebuild and for that many songs it will take about 30 minutes to do. Make sure that when you purchase new songs that the folder is mapped to your external hard drive as well. I made that mistake of not doing it and it made a big mess.

Make sure your IPod is set for manual music management.

Click on one of your purchased songs from ITunes and login to your account using your ITunes user id and password. That will enable you to play your purchased musice from ITunes. If you have activated your ITunes account to play on more than 5 computers, you will have to get a hold of tech support to reset your computer count.

That should fix the problem.

Jul 17, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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