Sunday, September 07, 2008

Problem opening iTunes

I had this problem before but even on my freshly installed Leopard it cropped up again today. When I clicked the iTunes icon in the dock, I got this error

The folder "ITunes" is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions

This thread refers to the problem but doesn't really cleanly explain or resolve it.
In my case, the problem was that the folder /Users/paul/Music/iTunes had me as user but with only Read privileges. So, I changed this to R&W (and put the group owner and Others to the same. Now, iTunes opened fine.
Not sure why these privileges had changed.

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