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Windows 7: iTunes won't start, on a locked disk... list goes on.


05 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
iTunes won't start, on a locked disk... list goes on.

Hi everyone,

I have a bit of a problem. I recently used my Xbox 360 as a Media Extender using Windows Media Centre and so on. I had both my computer and my Xbox plugged into the network, and the Xbox accessed movies and music off of my computer -- no problem, right?

Well today I tried to start iTunes and was told that it can't start because it's on a locked disk. So I opened up the properties tab (this is the iTunes folder in Program Files) and changed it from Read-Only. So I opened it again and was informed that:
"The iTunes Library Extras.itdb file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file."

That file is in My Music, so I went to My Music, iTunes, and attempted to change THAT to Read-Only. But I get hit with:
"You will need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes. Click Continue to complete this operation."

If I click Continue, I get another error:
"An error occured applying attributes to the file:
C:\Users\James...\iTunes Library Extras.itdb"
Access is denied.
Ignore/Ignore All/Try Again/Cancel"

And so on, for every file in iTunes, and "Try Again" doesn't work at all. I tried setting iTunes to "Share With... Homegroup (read/write)" but that didn't do anything.

I went through Properties on the My Music/iTunes folder, and went to Security, and enabled full control for myself. I also set myself as the owner - for some reason the owner was changed to my Xbox's address.

But alas, I still can't start iTunes. I found another thread on here from someone with a similar problem, but their solution didn't help me.

Does anyone have any ideas or solutions? I'm pretty much at the end of my rope and out of ideas.

thanks,
James


edit: here's a link to a post with a problem similar to mine -- their solution didn't work for me:
All my files have changed to READ ONLY, PLZ HELP!


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05 May 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You may let it have a try. In the zip, there is a reg entry "installTakeOwnership". Run it. Now right click "my music", and select take ownership (it is in your right click context menu now). If any permission is not availed form the current owner, it will manage that .


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05 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Worked like a charm! Thanks so much Arc!

best,
James
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05 May 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jvp1 View Post
Worked like a charm! Thanks so much Arc!

best,
James
you are welcome, James
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23 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks, Arc! FINALLY I have access to my iTunes again!
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24 Jul 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by togram83 View Post
Thanks, Arc! FINALLY I have access to my iTunes again!
You are most welcome , pal . Welcome to the forums You will get help and have a chance to help others here
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24 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I used your thing and it still doesnt work any ideas? it still says that its on a locked disk or i dont have the permissions. ive tried changing ownership and permissions and nothing is working
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24 Aug 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Are the files read only, or the entire drive ?

If the entier drive is read only, then (cannot find in my collection) we need to contact Timo, for the script to remove the read only mark from the drive that he made .
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26 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 
Doesn't work for me either ...

I ran the "take ownership.zip" program on the directories but the entire My Music folder still has the Read-Only checked. I un-check and let it update the entire contents but as soon as I go back and look at the properties, it's Read Only agian ??
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01 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
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for me under properties it doesnt say its read only but when i try to open it it still says its locked. i dont understand
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