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    Itunes won't open
    My Itunes won't open. It has been fine, but just today - no go. In the past, it would open when I synced my ipod, or when I clicked on the icon in the tray. My datebook and things do seem to be syncing, but no itunes window opens. Any ideas?

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    Try this:

    open Terminal.app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and type the following in:
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    cd /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/
    ./iTunes
    See if it opens. If not, at least you'll get an error message.

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    Hi vansmith
    I tried it. It didn't open and this is what I got (I tried it a couple of times.)Last login: Wed Feb 18 13:01:16 on console
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:~ stuart$ cd /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:MacOS stuart$ ./iTunes
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:MacOS stuart$ cd /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:MacOS stuart$ ./iTunes

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    I tried it again and this is what I got:Last login: Wed Feb 18 15:39:00 on console
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:~ stuart$
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:~ stuart$ cd /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/./iTunes
    -bash: cd: /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/./iTunes: Not a directory
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:~ stuart$
    Does that mean anything?
    thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartpike View Post
    administrators-macbook-pro-5:~ stuart$ cd /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/./iTunes
    -bash: cd: /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/./iTunes: Not a directory
    That command is wrong, hence the "not a directory" error.

    From your first attempt, nothing appears to be wrong. Is there a glowing blue dot under iTunes in the dock? It could just be hidden.

    Right click the icon and choose "Show".

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    Yes, there is a glowing blue dot, but when I control click on the icon "Show" isn't an option - "Hide" is there or else "Show in Finder."

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    I just noticed that it pops up when I hit F3, but as soon as I click on it, it appears to hide *under the dock* - weird.

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    Can you not just move it out from under the dock?

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    nope, I can't get at it. It rapidly goes under the dock and disappears. It's really bizzare. The only way I can see it at all is to press F3 and then the next time I click on anything, it slides away again.

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