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How to Fix The iTunes Library.itl file is locked Error on Windows and Mac

November 01, 2016 12:30 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips
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"Everything is up to date running windows 10 pro, version 1607. I have no viruses no bugs no other problems except this message: 'The iTunes Library file is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have write permission for this file'. I have repaired, changed and reinstalled rebooted after each process. It would be appreciated if someone could help me."

fix itunes library.itl file is locked

Many people have complained when they launched iTunes, they got the error message saying iTunes library.itl file is locked. The reason for this error is that the files that iTunes uses to keep your data organized are not allowed to write into. Thus, change the permission for those file to write as well as read modes can be one of the fixes. Alternatively, you can also repair iTunes library to get rid of the iTunes library.itl file is locked on a locked disk error completely.

Part 1: How to Fix The iTunes Library.itl File is Locked on Windows

Part 2: How to Fix iTunes Error Library.itl File is Locked on Mac

Part 1: How to Fix The iTunes Library.itl File is Locked on Windows

Solution 1: Windows File Settings


Solution 2:Using Attrib

Solution 3: Fix iTunes Library

If the error message iTunes library.itl file is locked still there after trying the methods above, you can try to repair iTunes library with Free TunesCare. This iTunes repair tool is able to fix a series of iTunes errors as well as syncing issues. Here's how it works:

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Part 2: How to Fix iTunes Error Library.itl File is Locked on Mac

That's all the possible solutions we've gathered for fixing Apple iTunes library.itl file is locked on a locked disk error. If you still have further questions, feel free to contact us.

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