I cannot open iTunes on my Macbook I'm getting the error message saying "the itunes library il locked or you do not have write permission for this file" what do i do to fix it?

I cannot open iTunes on my Macbook I'm getting the error message saying "the itunes library is locked or you do not have write permission for this file" what do I do to fix it?

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  • Receiving error itunes Library .itl file is locked or you do not have write permission for this file. This is on Windows 7 pc. any ideas?

    I am receiving an error Itunes Library .itl file is locked or you do not have write permission to this file.
    Any thoughts on this issue?
    Bob

    sorry, i don't have the answer, but i think i have the same problem if i may expound:
    I did a windows 7 update.... and today i tried to modify some song info in iTuens... I selectd an album with 12 songs in it, right clicked for "Get Info" tied to update album info including year, album artist, etc... but it would not take. I checked the security setting in the windows folder and confirmed i had admin rights etc...still no go...

  • How To Fix: "The iTunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file."

    I can't reopen my iTunes after I have to force quit when it does not respond. I get this message:
    "The iTunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file."
    I've read to do the solutions. I right clicked on both the iTunes and Music folder and went to info for each. On both the lock at the bottom of the Get Info was locked. All of my users including admin can read and write all files within those folders. They are even a shared folder. I clicked on the lock to unlock it, typed in my admin password, and went to the gear to apply to all files inside. After doing that I keep getting the saved message.
    I tried another way that I've found online to move my ituneslibrary folder to the desktop and then open my iTunes. In theory the iTunes is supposed to ask for where the iTunes library is. Once that is prompted you quit iTunes and drag the iTunes Library folder back to the folder from the desktop and reopen iTunes to apprently solve the problem. However, when I move the iTunes Library file to the desktop and try to reopne iTunes the icon just keeps bouncing and when I right click the application does not respond.
    This problem is only resolved if I restart/shut down my macbook pro which is a 15-inch Core 2 Duo with intel. It will be 5 years old in December. I currently have Lion and the latest iTunes 10.5. This problem started in late December. 

    If you hold down the option key when starting iTunes, it will allow you to select a library or create a new one.
    You can create a new one, and then add all of your iTunes music back in by simply dragging the old iTunes music file onto iTunes.
    There are more detailed instructions at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451#
    It will show you how to re-build your iTunes database file.

  • TS1717 unes, i have windows 8, i get the message, "the itunes Library .itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file.  how did this happen, how do i fix this?

    the message"The itun, library .itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file". i have windows 8. how why did this happen? how do i correct this and prevent another occurance?  I am able to access itunes on my i5, ipad, and my old i4 that i use solely as my ipod now. At the time  problem occurred, i was connected to ext hard drive that hold over 190GB music, to add to my library. I am now unable to add to my library using my laptop.  any advise/help is greatly appreciated!!

    I just had the same problem and was able to fix it after trying a couple of things I found after a search.
    The solution that worked for me:
    Find iTunes folder - it should be in C:\Program FIles (x86) or similar depending on your operating system
    Right click the entire folder (no need to open it) and click properties
    Click the security tab
    Click edit and highlight the user name under which you logged in.
    Click the box next to full in the allow column, which should check everything
    Click apply
    Open iTunes
    This worked for me.

  • ITunes won't open, I get this message: The iTunes Library .itl file is locked, on a locked disk or you do not have write permission for this file.

    iTunes won't open.
    I get this message: The iTunes Library .itl file is locked, on a locked disk or you do not have write permission for this file.

    This may indicate a corrupt preference file with iTunes trying to open the wrong location. Try holding down shift as you launch iTunes then choose the correct file, normally <User's Music>\iTunes\iTunes Library.itl. See iTunes: How to open an alternate iTunes Library file or create a new one.
    tt2

  • HT1527 iphone wont open it says the itunes library.itl file is locked on a locked disk or you do not have write permission for this file. nothing l  do seems to help thanks

    Have tried to connect and sync my iphone 4 to my computer in itunes but this message keeps coming up The itunes Library .itl file is locked on a locked disk. or you do not have write permission for this file.

    I have tried both suggestions, unfortunately neither fixed this for me. Hoping there's another possible fix. Thanks in advance. 
    Empty/corrupt iTunes library after upgrade/crash and/or Repair security permissions for iTunes for Windows.

  • I've just opened iTunes on my Mac with an error "The iTunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file.". I created a shirred library so that all users on my Mac can access the same library. Help?

    I have just opened ITunes on my Mac and the following error occurred "The iTunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file.". When I setup my Mac I created a shared user area to contain my ITunes library so that I could share it with another user logged onto my Mac. However the error above gives me the impression that the library file is locked... I've checked and it does not seem to be locked under the "get info" fie information. Has anyone come across this before and found a solution?

    You also need to make sure you have both read and write permission for the file, or for the whole iTunes folder for that matter.  That's also done in Get Info for the file or folder concerned.
    Read the part about changing permissions on the iTunes folder in: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11583914

  • I had a new hard drive fitted to my imac and restored it from my time machine back when I try to open itunes I get this message "the itunes library extras.itdb file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file"

    I had a new hard drive fitted to my imac and restored it from my time machine back up on an external hard drive when I try to open itunes I get this message "the itunes library extras.itdb file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file"

    To solve this issue all I did was check to ensure that the file permissions were set as described by the earlier posts, followed by simply deleting the iTunes Library Genius.itdb file.  Once the file was deleted I was able to open iTunes without difficulty.  Note that I am running Windows 8.  Hope this helps!

  • I have downloaded the most recent itunes on my new computer with windows 8        but a message pops up saying "the itunes library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk or you do not have write permission for this file. How do I fix?

    I have downloaded the most recent itunes on my new computer with windows 8 but when I attempt to get in I get this message "The itunes library.itl file is locked, ona locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file."  How do i fix this?

    Repair iTunes Security Permissions
    Right-click on your main iTunes folder and click Properties, then go to the Securitytab and click Advanced. Use the Change Permissions... button grant to your account (or the Users group) and SYSTEM full control of this folder, subfolders and files, then tick the option to Replace permissions entries... which will repair permissions throughout the library. When complete switch to the General tab, click in the Read-only check box to clear it, then click Apply.
    If you don't have the option to change the permissions then use the Owner tab and Edit... button to take ownership from an account with administrator privileges. Tick the option to Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.
    Repeat with the media folder if it isn't stored inside the main iTunes folder.
    If you've brought over the library from another computer you may also want to remove any "mystery" identities (S<string of dashes & digts>) that have come over from the old computer...
    The images above are from Windows 7. Hopefully the system isn't too different in Windows 8.
    tt2

  • When i try to open itunes ,this written appears :"The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file. "What does it mean?

    when i try to open itunes ,this written appears :"The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file. "What does it mean?

    To solve this issue all I did was check to ensure that the file permissions were set as described by the earlier posts, followed by simply deleting the iTunes Library Genius.itdb file.  Once the file was deleted I was able to open iTunes without difficulty.  Note that I am running Windows 8.  Hope this helps!

  • Can't open iTunes. Get this msg: "The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file." HELP!

    Can't open iTunes. Get this msg: "The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file." HELP!

    go to the directory where the itunes librairy is stored (google search!). Select the file hit "command+i" on your keyboard or control click on the file and select get info. there is an option to either lock or ulock the file. unlock it. restart your computer and see if it works.

  • What do I do if I get the message "The iTunes library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file" when I try to open up iTunes?

    What do I do if I get the message "The iTunes library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file" when I try to open up iTunes?

    Read the part about changing permissions on the iTunes folder in: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11583914

  • Hi there, can anyone please help? Download itunes and it says The Itunes library .itl file is locked, or on a locked disk or you do not have write permission for this file.

    Hi there, can anyone please help? Download itunes and it says The Itunes library .itl file is locked, or on a locked disk or you do not have write permission for this file.

    Holding down the shift key while iTunes is opening. That will bring up the 'choose iTunes library' dialog. Select 'Choose LIbrary' from the choices and navigate to your music folder and iTunes music folder.
    Or refer to this article:
    iTunes for Windows XP: "Disk is locked" or "iTunes folder cannot be found" when installing or opening iTunes
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1866

  • HT203167 I get an error message "The iTunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file."....

    Hi I have downloaded the latest iTune Software on Windows 7. I went to open the file and it won't execute, I small box keeps popping up with this message:-
    "The iTunes library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file".
    I have tried to change the permission but nothing happens. Can anyone please give help me or give me some advise how I can fix this problem.
    Please email me at [email protected]
    Thanking you kindly
    Marina Dunn

    I have tried both suggestions, unfortunately neither fixed this for me. Hoping there's another possible fix. Thanks in advance. 
    Empty/corrupt iTunes library after upgrade/crash and/or Repair security permissions for iTunes for Windows.

  • TS1277 iTunes is unable to run. I tried to run iTunes and a message comes up that says "the iTunes library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file." what is the solution to unlock it ?!

    iTunes is unable to run. I tried to run iTunes and a message comes up that says "the iTunes library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file." what is the solution to unlock it ?!

    I have tried both suggestions, unfortunately neither fixed this for me. Hoping there's another possible fix. Thanks in advance. 
    Empty/corrupt iTunes library after upgrade/crash and/or Repair security permissions for iTunes for Windows.

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