iTunes Freezing – Why iTunes Keeps Freezing and How to Fix It

January 9, 2019

Ashley at Whitefish Island

Do you have iTunes freezing problems? Do you complain that iTunes freezes up at random times? Before we get to fixing iTunes freezing problems, it is important to understand a little bit about iTunes itself.

Among the many free media players available, iTunes is widely popular because of its close integration with two of the most watched-after electronic gadgets of our time: the iPod and the iPhone. Both devices require Apple's media player for many reasons, not the least of which is the transfer of media files from computers to the portable device.

Old-time users know, however, that iTunes has its good and bad sides. It is intuitive and sleek alright, but sometimes using the apps can be really frustrating. For one, frequent start-up problems or program freezes would certainly test the patience of even the most ardent fans. These issues usually occur whenever new updates are installed, when a portable device is connected, when downloading content from the Internet, or when shutting down the program. Most probable causes of the instability are missing program files or the settings running askew due to recent updates.

While this may not look like a life and death situation, it is suddenless effective to enforce corrective measures once the program freezes more frequently than it does before. For one, you would not want to risk losing your entire media library – including content purchased from the iTunes store – which is a real possibility if the program hangs and the portable device's hard disk is corrupted due to an incomplete data write process.

Some practical ways to prevent iTunes from freezing include limiting the number of running applications to give iTunes all the memory it needs to do its tasks. Also, adjusting the program for manual updating of downloaded content would help, as it advances simultaneous tasks – such as reading the media library, checking for new iTunes store contents, looking up settings in the registry – from running all at once when the program starts .

Another practical way to ensure that iTunes run smoothly is to have the registry checked periodically, to ensure that file associations, locations and other important data are accurate. The registry is the database that holds program parameters, user settings and system information, and often, changes in the system – like installing new programs – causes some files to be overwritten or deleted, making applications that uses such files inoperable.

More so for regularly updated programs like iTunes, as the frequent updating invariably leaves behind obsoleste entries that in time would clutter up the database. Using a reliable registry cleaning program ensures that the registry is clear of debris and incorrect data, ensuring that applications run without a glitch, including iTunes.

18 Comments

  • Abhijithkumar Ak January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I just delete the file first and re added. Now l can't restore the file type plss help me

  • Dankri Jk January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    who has the icon there but its white in Windows 10 10.11 2018

  • Sword of the Morning January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

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  • Lannie Mina January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    where is explorer.exe?

  • Gasser Ismail January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I fukn luv u i had this kinda like software that changed my apps as if it wasn't windows for about 6 months but this video helped me alot you deserved that sub and the like that I gave you today.
    you did very good today.

  • FAIR HELLCAT January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    thank u saved my life!!!!!!!!!

  • Freakfusion January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    mine did not work I tried going to regedit and now this and I restarted many times and it still has not changed

  • Pauline Adair January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you soooo much for this….. easy to follow instructions and worked a treat!

  • Jay Ocomen January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

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  • Saad Fakhoury January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    It works,
    Thanks a lot, I was going to be crazy before applying what you have said !!!

  • Asad Production Unplugged January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Hey man does it works against numix icon pack? I wanna uninstall this pack, but the iconcatche file returns over & over everytime I restart. How to get rid of it?

  • Shpidey January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    iconchache file in use

  • Fitness Jones January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    thanks man! i was going crazy for like 20 min 👍👍

  • john Al January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Hi I opened a .lic with notepad now it does not change back to original i got windows 10 can u tell me how to fix that thx

  • Arthur Prather January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    %appdatalocal% is the quickest

  • Senk Ju January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    No need for the %USERPROFILE%. Just AppData/Local should work as well.

  • Wan Amsyar January 9, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    After restarted my laptop just shows black screen after the logo's appearance,,, plz help

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