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Appols if this double posts as I was trying to reply to the original hint I'm happy to be able to report this slightly quicker workaround: 1. Turns out all i had to do was uncheck "read only" from the file properties. Thanks for the tip though I realize this post is old I share an iTunes library with my wife's account. During this last upgrade, I started getting a 'Library is locked' error when starting iTunes on my account.
Solution to Unable to open iTunes-The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk
I located the iTunes library file the directory that holds all things iTunes and viewed info on it. I clicked on the 'cog' wheel at the bottom of the iTunes info popup and selected "Apply to enclosed items". That did the job for my account and now I can access iTunes once again.
I'm not sure what that will do to my wife's account! Lost your password? Powered by the Parse. Didn't see a hint for this one out there, so I thought I'd throw this out in case anyone else runs into this problem. I was having some kernel panic problems with my Ti Powerbook yesterday apparently due to a bad USB peripheral that caused my machine to lock up several times which resulted in a few hard resets of the laptop, which didn't appear to cause any harm.
This morning when I tried to start up iTunes I received an error stating that either the library was locked or I did not have write permission to it. I figured that this was most likely related to the problems I had yesterday, as I was burning a CD during one of the lockups.
What to Do When the iTunes Library File Is Locked?
After a bit of mucking around the system I was able to come up with this not-so-elegant workaround. I made my changes from the command line, but you should be able to do this from Finder as well. Make sure iTunes is not running. Copy the files "iTunes Music Library. Remove the files "iTunes Music Library. Rename "iTunes Music Library. Relaunch iTunes. Problem should be fixed. A much more elegant way to fix this would be to determine where iTunes stores information regarding which files are locked, but I was unable to find this.
Hopefully someone else out there has more information, but until then this should suffice. The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say. But bolth ways work : [ Reply to This ]. This is the hard way Authored by: qdzlug on Jan 02, '03 PM. Jason [ Reply to This ]. I love you guys, once again you saved me This tip still works with iTunes 7.
So it worked? I have iTunes All I tested was if files were locked if iTunes was not running, I did not sync anything. You might have to take a look at "Enable debug logging" from the BTsync menu. The sync. Can you try the option to "restore modified files to original version" and then maybe it will update the local copy. I've never seen this setting anywhere in version 1.
How to Fix Damaged iTunes Library File
Where is it? I'm trying to do a one way read only iTunes library sync, and BTSync will pull the music down, but not the updated library files. BTSync sees the recently modified local file and then appears to refuse to pull down the updated library. It's a real pity this doesn't work.
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I'm sure there are loads of people who want to sync their music libraries. You do need to update to see if developments have caused the issue to be fixed.
I could have sworn I'd checked that I was on the latest version on each of my machines, so I just checked again to check my sanity On one Mac, clicking check for updates opens a dialog saying that 1. Presumably this is a known bug?! I haven't checked. Anyway, that may be the cause of some issues Updating to 1. Two of my machines appear to have an identity crisis. They are both Macbooks, and have some sporadic syncing problems. Interestingly, if I changed the name of one machine in the BTS prefs pane, it also changes the name of the other machine.
The names are similar, but different by one alpha character. No doubt this is the wrong place to bring this up I have reported in-app also, but suspect I have not provided enough information. UPnP port mapping is enabled on both devices.
iTunes Library – Extras.ITDB File is Locked on MAC Fix
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