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James 01-01-2005 02:34 PM

Won't let me rename
 
I have run into a bit of a problem using iTunes. Every now and then i come to a mispelled file and it won't let me rename it for some reason. I check the info on the file and set all the permisions to read/write, but for some reason it refuses to let me rename the file itself. I can change its name in iTunes ok, but not the actual file. Anyone know why, and what can i do to change the file name itself?

Macman 01-01-2005 03:00 PM

what format is it? was it bought in ITMS?

James 01-01-2005 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Macman
what format is it? was it bought in ITMS?

It is in the mp3 format done at 128. It is a rip of an old 33 1/3 record. Plays just fine, but for some reason i can not change the name of the file. I am thinking of letting iTunes convert it to a mp4a and see if I can edit that...

Macman 01-01-2005 08:36 PM

is it locked? if not, Im not sure, but send me the file and Ill see if theres a problem. view my profile for my email.

James 01-02-2005 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Macman
is it locked? if not, Im not sure, but send me the file and Ill see if theres a problem. view my profile for my email.

No, it wasn't locked in any way, just for some strange reason it would not let me rename the actual file itself. I ran across about 6 or 7 files that would not let me rename them that day.

However, today I go back and look at the files, and now i can rename them.. I GOT SPOOKS!...(G) All I can think is I got a glitch somewhere that went away after a reboot...(Memories of the PC world where a reboot cured a lot of things)... :(

Thanks for the offer to look at the files...

James 01-02-2005 08:30 PM

Darn if it didn't do it again today, and rebooting solved the problem again for awhile, then it did it again, again a reboot fixed it... I don't think it is an iTunes thing as i had another window open to the files and it wasn't letting me change it there....Have i found a quirk/bug of OS X?

How about it some of you old timers with OS X...does it sometimes lock a file and refuse to let you edit/rename it until you reboot? Sure seems that way...


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