When trying to open itunes, the error "the folder itunes cannot be found or created. The default location for this folder is in the music folder"
The itunes folder is in the music folder! Unsure why this is happening
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Re: Can't get itunes to work
The error message “The folder iTunes cannot be found or created”. It was referring to the My Music directory that is usually located in the My Documents folder on the partition containing the operating system. The iTunes software creates an iTunes folder in the My Music directory on first start and if that directory is not accessible it will throw the error message and fail to load.
Since this error is related to the My Music folder it is important to check the directory path of that folder in the Windows Registry. This is best done by using the shortcut [Windows R], typing [regedit] and hitting the [enter] key.
The fastest way of location the two locations that contain path information for the My Music folder is to use the search by pressing [F3] and entering [My Music] in the search box. A click on [Find Next] will start the search and reveal the two locations.
The test computer system did not have path information listed at all. This can be changed by double-clicking the My Music key in the Registry and changing the path to an valid path manually.
The two Registry locations that list the My Music path are the following two:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
Make sure both point to a valid path on the system. Once the path has been changed iTunes will create the iTunes folder in that location and start up without this error message.
Please back up your registry before doing this. messing in the registry can make your computer stop functioning.
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Follow the steps below to create a new user account in Windows Vista
From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
Open Add or remove user accounts (If using the Classic View in Windows Vista, open User Accounts. Then open Manage another account).
Select Create a new account and follow the instructions to complete the account setup process.
Once the new account is created, choose Log Off from the Start menu.
Log into the newly created user account.
Open iTunes and determine whether the issue you were experiencing persists in this new user.
If still it doesn't work than follow the folllowing steps:
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:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunes 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:
Uninstall the egzisting itunes by following steps. Start menu> Control panel>click on the Control Panel home on the upper left side>same windows you will see the programs and under Unisnstal a program waith for list of programs refreshes highlight Itunes and press the Uninstall tab and reinstall the Itunes
In iTunes under preferences, you can go to the Advanced tab and specify the new location where you moved the folder to. By default it puts it under My Documents/My Music/iTunes Music. If you've messed with what drive that's on you need to change it in iTunes so it knows where it is.
If the My Music folder is in the wrong location or incorrectly
assigned in the Windows registry, you may see one of the following
"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:
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
you are using this computer as a limited user get the guy who is using this computer with the administrative rights to create this folder for you while use his account, i.e. make the file to your user acoount application data for you and then you try in your account.
Or the guy can just run the setting for loading itunes in your account using the run as option for him(or her) to create the folder for you.
The idea is where this folder is supposed to be created you dont have access rights to create the folder in your name.