iTunes Error: The iTune Library .itl file is locked. On a locked disc or you do not have write permission for this file

Original title: iTunes

I have just upgraded from XP to 7. I downloaded Windows Easy Transfer but it would not work so I copied all my files to my external disc myself.

Once Windows 7 had loaded I started to transfer them back to my computer.

I have just tried to down load iTunes 10.1.1 from the internet and everything seemed to go ok.

However iTunes will not work and I get the following message "The iTune Library .itl file is locked. On a locked disc or youdo not have write permissionfor this file".

I looked this message up on iTunes support and it says that the "My Music" folder is located in the default location in Windows XP.

Does this mean I have lost my music and what do I have to do to be able to access/download the iTunes player.

I do have the songs on various discs so I have not lost the music altogether. I am just unable to play them from my iTunes Library as I can not get access to the player.


P.s. I am not very good with computers. 


Change the permission on the /MyMusic/itunes folder (and all subfolders and files) so that it's not "Read-only".
Here is how:
a. By right-clicking on the iTunes folder name, and selecting Properties.
b. You will see the Read-only check box. Make sure it's unchecked.
Topic : The iTunes Library.itl file is locked
Topic : iTunes Library.itl file is locked, on a locked disk, or no write permission
Topic : iTunes Library.itl file is locked?
Hope this helps.

Thanks and Regards:
Shekhar S - Microsoft Support.

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Thanks and Regards,
Shekhar Sharma

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Last updated March 19, 2021 Views 15,975 Applies to: