ITunes cannot find my iTunes folder [Solved/Closed]

 Shamrocky -

I just bought the iPOD TOUCH.

I have iTunes 8X, but it won't open saying .. "The folder "i Tunes" cannot be found or created, and is required.
The default location for this folder is inside the "My Music" folder."

What should I do now?

Please advice

57 replies

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So this still didn't work for me. I installed Itunes on someone elses laptop and it is not reading my ipod's music folder, saying it is synced with another computer. I don't want to erase my music :( I tried making a backup CD and I can't do anything without the computer reading my music files. Itunes will play the music straight from the ipod but it won't show me my library...WHAT DO I DO?!?!?! I'm ripping my hair out over this!!!!
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Sunday November 8, 2009
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November 9, 2009

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Friday December 18, 2009
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December 19, 2009

Its not working for me, I am trying to fix this problem for the las 6 hrs. I am so frustated, I don't know what to do....this is the msg. I get everytime I try to open my iTunes: THE I TUNES APPLICATION COULD NOT BE OPENED. THE REQUIRED FOLDER CANNOT BE FOUND. I have windows vista, and I also have the "safari' I con. I am trying to get Christmas music for my Christmas party.
Can some one help me plzzzzzzzzz!!!!
Thanks ,
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