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Windows 7: problem with Itunes

17 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack1
problem with Itunes

When I try to open Itunes, I get the following error:
"The Itunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk or you do not have written permission for this file"

I then went to the file, took ownership of it and tried to pen it but the same error. I looked in Properties for the.itl file and discovered that in the security permissions there is a permission there for one of my accounts that says read and writ only which is probably the cause of the problem. I tried to create a new permission for my account and give it full control, but it only added a new one and didn't change the old permission.For the old permission when you click on it, the remove permission is grayed out so that I can't change it in any way. I was wondering if anybody could help me with this problem so that I could get Itunes working again, Thanks.


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17 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Hi MusicalRabbi2k3,

Welcome to Sevenforums

have you tried replacing the owner as described here?
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17 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack1

I tried that. I was the owner of the file before. It seems like, for some reason the first 4 permissions were inherited from the hard drive and for all of them the remove button is grayed out even for my user even though my user is also the owner. I can click on them and edit them. When I change the permissions, It just adds a new permission entry that does not override the previous ones and for the new ones, under "inherited from" it says not inherited instead of E: where the program was installed
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18 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

I was talking about Replacing the Owner, but not just "Taking ownership". Please provide screenshot of the same windows you did in the fist post, but with Owner tab.
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18 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Which user Account are you Recieving this issue for? - The highlighted user account (In the image provided) Only has Read permissions - you will need to click edit and Tick the Full Control Box then apply your settings

Hope This Helps,
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