beaTunes won't save iTunes library location after move to new computer

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Andrew Burgess

14 Apr, 2010 08:54 AM

I recently bought a new Mac (iMac 3.06Ghz Intel Core Duo, 4GB 1067MHz RAM running OS X 10.6.3) and transferred over all user data and info from the old Mac-mini, including beaTunes. The 'old' user profiles (including admin with the beaTunes installation) were in addition to the 'new' admin user on the iMac. When I run beaTunes now it seems to look for the iTunes library of the 'new' admin user rtaher than the 'old' admin user (with the error message about the library not being used in a while). Even if I reset and commit the library to the correct one it doesn't save this setting for the next time i open it. So, everytime i open beaTunes I have to locate the iTunes library. Log files are attached FYI.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2010 09:13 AM

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    please simply delete the file ~/Library/Application Support/beaTunes/preferences2.xml and beaTunes should forget about the old file.

    Hope this helps,


  2. 2 Posted by Andrew Burgess on 14 Apr, 2010 09:32 AM

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    I just tried this and it didn't work - it came up with the same error message.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2010 09:39 AM

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    it looks like these two files are on your system:

    7EF6DF1C52B3C65B: /Users/Andrew/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml
    7EF6DF1C52B3C65B: /Users/ajburgess/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml

    Not sure which one is the right one, but have you tried to simply delete the wrong/old one?


  4. 4 Posted by Andrew Burgess on 14 Apr, 2010 09:43 AM

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    Cool, that's worked. Thanks for your help.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2010 10:39 AM

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