My iTunes has been stuck on "Checking iTunes Library" for quite a long time. After a while, the message freezes, and I am forced to quit iTunes. There is no way I can possibly view iTunes, since the application never responds. iTunes won"t even pop up in the Menu Bar either. There is no way I can even access the title "Itunes" except by clicking the little icon in the toolbar, which doesn"t get me anywhere. I believe my problem may be sprouting from some hung tracks in Itunes Match. I"ve read posts on how to delete these hung tracks, but I can"t delete them since I can"t access Itunes/it"s settings in any way. Does anybody here know what to do? This is unbelievably frustrating. Also, does anybody think that this is caused by a computer virus???


User profile for user: 1Trufaith

Go to your iTunes folder in finder and delete this file (iTunes Library Genius.itdb). Worked for me.

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User profile for user: kanyfilm

this is the solution. genius file gets corrupt, i think. i have a big music library. it also uses a lot of processing power when you start up iTunes. so if you don"t use it, just go to menu>store>turn off genius. this + deleting the file in your library should solve the problem...


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User profile for user: Jimzgoldfinch
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Hi,

Try holding option key (Mac) or shift key (PC) whilst turning off match. Close iTunes and reboot your computer and Internet router. Open iTunes and select add this computer. Does scan process complete?

You can also find tracks with a waiting iCloud status. Add iCloud status column in song view, go to menu > view > view options and tick box. There may be a problem with one of those tracks. Try removing the tracks from library and see if process completes. If so, try adding the songs back a small number at a time.

Jim


User profile for user: no clue2

Jim,

Like I said before there is no way I can even access Itunes at all. I can"t do any of what you suggested. Itunes won"t show up in the Menu Bar or the Tool Bar either.


Go to your iTunes folder in finder and delete this file (iTunes Library Genius.itdb). Worked for me.

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this is the solution. genius file gets corrupt, i think. i have a big music library. it also uses a lot of processing power when you start up iTunes. so if you don"t use it, just go to menu>store>turn off genius. this + deleting the file in your library should solve the problem...


This helped me...itunes finally opened, but I can"t find where to turn off "genius". I don"t see the option under "store". Can you be more specific where this setting is located? I don"t see a "menu" option on Itunes anywhere. I should note that I am running Itunes version 12.1.2.27 64bit.


Great - I just tried this, and now my entire music/tv/film library has disappeared