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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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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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