I never have this problem with window media player.. ITunes sucks. I had this problem, but I had the far superior CopyTrans Manager open at the same time. Closed CopyTrans, all OK.
I right clicked the library file, chose properties then advance. I had the same problem with windows 10, I tried just about everything I had admin rights check all security rights, then by chance I right clicked the shortcut icon from iTunes bottom right was an advance button click that then it gave me option to run as administrator which I ticked but I was already administrator but it worked.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. User profile for user: gasrrmm gasrrmm. More Less. All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. User profile for user: Limnos Limnos. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 1. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: turingtest2 turingtest2. TV Speciality level out of ten: Nobody in the discussions seems to know either. I will be linking some people to this page. It worked like a charm for me, except I used the Get Info window to change permissions recursively. I added one user and gave her read-write, not everyone.
Seems to be a problem-free solution so far! If too much trouble, then please point me in the right direction for additional help.
My husband has an iphone and itunes account already on our macbook. I had no issue with your instructions first try and all seems to be working. I have a 1 TB built in drive that I would much rather use for this purpose. Then you can drag and drop the folders you need between the windows. You new Mac should have come with a manual about the basics, if not, I think you can get one from the Apple site as a PDF. Please double-check your typing when using sudo. Why is it now working for my wife even though I aborted , but not my daughter?
Improper use of the sudo command does have the possibility to wreak havoc, since you are running the command as a privileged user. This one is safe to run. Steve,Thanks for the input on how to successfully share an itunes library however I am coming across one glitch. I can add music, apps, books, and movies without any issues in either account. However, I can only download podcasts from one user. When I am in the other account it tells me that there is not enough permission to download however the permissions for all folders are correct.
Any suggestions? Great blog, really easy to understand. Got a small problem that i just cant get the permissions to work for my wife user account. Im fairly new to how a mac works. We have just brought a mac mini and its great. Very annoying. Moved the whole itunes folder as you described and then carried out the commands in terminal.
The next command seem to work alright, when i pressed enter a whole page of script appeared. Went ti the new shared library and got a message telling me that this library is locked or on a locked disc etc etc.
Tried it again using and still the same. Im now stuck and cant work out what to do. We are running version Maybe this is the problem. Be really helpful if you could give me any help to get this to work.
The message box saying the "iTunes folder is on a locked disk or I do not have writing permissions" still appears when I run iTunes. I'm not sure what else I can try. Broken Android Data Extraction. Need easy iPhone data transfer software? All-in-one partition manager software can safely and simply resize partitions for PC. Do the following: 1. Still the best way of sharing other than network drives.
Many thanks Gav. Hi Chris, Just move the folder back and start iTunes with the key combo, then point it to the new location. Then you can delete it from the shared location. My question concerns using your method with an external hard drive. My wife recently purchased an iPhone and now we want to setup her iTunes on her user account to share the iTunes media stored on the external HD as well as setup her own iTunes account for her to download apps, music, etc..
I would like to know if your above instructions will work the same way with an external hard drive. Hi, Yes it should work, though this was mainly about sharing the actual iTunes folder as well. As long as you ensure the music is on the external drive then add it to iTunes it will work. Your best bet might be to move the iTunes folder tithe external drive though. I have my iTunes library on an external hard drive. What command should I enter in Terminal at step 7? Or is step 7 unnecessary when the library is on an external device?
As the last comment is from Jan , I just wanted to know if this will still work with OS Mavericks and the latest version of iTunes? Give it a go. Make sure you have the permissions set correctly. Hi Shane. Had no trouble at all.
Still the best way of sharing other than network drives. Thanks for the great tutorial. It seems that everything works as it should but when switching user accounts powering down iTunes before switching, of course , I have found iTunes Match turned off on the other account. If you enable it on the active account, it will be disabled on the other account after switching and vice versa.
Since both my wife and I use Match to free up space on our phones, this is a deal breaker for us, unfortunately. Not your problem, of course, but I thought anyone else in a similar situation might want a heads up. I am about to set this up on a new Mac. I have been thinking of using iTunes Match in the future. Any insight as to why this causes a problem?
Anyone have suggestions for a fix? Is there any way you could post something similar for PC? Thank you for the guide. After doing this, both user will share their Apple ID, playlists and metadata. My wife and I have been sharing an iTunes account and its getting unwieldy. We would like to be able to maintain separate iTunes. Do you know of any tricks?
If the items in your iTunes account are local ie not purchased then you should be able to copy the data across, then just sign out and in again. Alternatively, just drag all of the files out to export and then into the new one.
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I've already right-clicked on the application, clicked "get info", and changed it so all people listed in the "Sharing & Permissions" section have. Recently updated iTunes and now get this message: "The folder “iTunes” is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder.
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Search for:. A guide to sharing your iTunes library between different users on the same Mac Lets say you have two accounts on the one Mac, one for you and one for your partner. After moving, it should look like this: 2. You will get a prompt like this: 3. Like this: Like Loading Steve—It's working now, thanks to your patient assistance.
My best regards! Question, does it work for movies as well? The whole itunes library? Both my partner and I have iPhones and I'm wondering if iTunes will have an issue with both devices trying to synch to the same library Thanks. Nice work. Much better than any of the alternatives. Thanks much for posting this. The xml formatting above was lost lost, it should have been: Play Count3. Hey Steve, I just wanted to say thanks.
This worked like a charm. Steve, Thanks for this tutorial. Steve, thanks…I got it.
I overlooked the space after cd. Just an update on this. So prefixed the command with sudo and all is well.