7 Solutions to iTunes Not Opening on Windows – Ranjan.info


The iTunes app for Windows lets you manage your media library, purchase content from the iTunes Store, and even back up your Apple devices. If you can't open iTunes on your Windows computer then this isn't possible. Whether it's caused by update glitches, conflicting plugins, or system glitches, you can fix it. This guide shares solutions to get iTunes up and running on your Windows 10 or 11 PC.

1. Close iTunes completely using Task Manager

The iTunes app may sometimes experience problems when opening on Windows. Since the app is already active in the background, repeated attempts to open it may also fail. To fix this, you need to completely close iTunes using Task Manager and then reopen it.

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc Keyboard shortcut to open Task Manager. But Procedures tab, select e tune Click more from the list end Task Options at the top.

Close iTunes App Using Task Manager

Open the iTunes app again to check if it runs or not.

2. Run iTunes as Administrator

Insufficient permissions can be another reason for iTunes not opening on your Windows PC. To check if the issue is resolved, you can open iTunes with administrator privileges.

Right-click the iTunes shortcut and select run as administrator From the context menu. Then, select Yes When the User Account Control (UAC) prompt appears.

Open iTunes as Administrator on Windows

If this opens iTunes and works, you can configure Windows to always run it with administrative privileges.

3. Remove peripheral devices

Sometimes, external storage devices connected to your computer, such as a hard drive or SD card, can interfere with iTunes and prevent it from opening or functioning properly. It is best to remove all external devices connected to your PC and then reopen iTunes.

4. Open iTunes in Safe Mode

One of your iTunes plugins may be interfering with the app and preventing it from launching. If so, opening iTunes in Safe Mode will help you verify this. hold down Ctrl And shift keys on your keyboard and double-click the iTunes app shortcut.

If iTunes runs as expected in Safe Mode, one of your plugins is probably causing the problem. Here's what you can do to identify the problematic plugin.

1. Close iTunes using Task Manager (check solution #1 above for steps).

2. Squeeze Windows key + R Keyboard shortcut to open the Run dialog box. Type the following path in the box and press enter,

%appdata%\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunes Plug-ins
run dialog box

3. Move all plugins from the iTunes Plug-ins folder to another folder.

iTunes plugin on Windows

4. Copy the plugins individually back to the iTunes plug-ins folder and open iTunes after transferring each plugin until the problem occurs. Once you've identified a problematic add-in, consider removing it permanently.

5. Run iTunes in Compatibility Mode

If you can't open iTunes even in Safe Mode, you can try running the app in Compatibility Mode. This will allow Windows to change some settings for iTunes and open it.

1. right click on e tune shortcut and select Property,

Open iTunes Properties on Windows

2. switch to compatibility Click on the tab and tick run this program in compatibility mode for Checkbox.

3. Select an older version of Windows from the drop-down menu. Click apply After Ok,

Run iTunes in Compatibility Mode on Windows

Try opening iTunes again and see if it works.

6. Repair or Reset iTunes

The built-in App Repair feature on Windows can be helpful when apps like iTunes aren't working properly. You can use this feature to see if iTunes is back up on your Windows PC.

1. Squeeze windows key + s To open the search menu. Type e tune In the box, right-click on the first result and select app settings,

Open iTunes App Settings

2. Click Repairs button.

Repair or Reset iTunes on Windows

Wait for the process to complete and check if you can open iTunes. If you can't, reset iTunes by repeating the above steps and clicking reset button.

7. Update the iTunes App

Running an older version of iTunes can also cause such problems. Therefore, it is a good idea Update iTunes from Microsoft Store If you haven't already done so. Once you've updated iTunes to its latest version, it should open and work as expected.

tune in again

It can be annoying when iTunes fails to open, preventing you from accessing your music library or syncing your Apple devices. Luckily, it is not too difficult to restart the iTunes app with the solutions mentioned above.

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