iTunes crashing after Time Machine reinstall

After my laptop drive failure, installation of a new disk, and recovery from Time Machine, iTunes failed to open successfully, reporting,

"You Do Not Have Enough Access Privileges For This Operation"

I’d excluded my Shared user account from the Time Machine configuration, which apparently causes problems for iTunes.

The resolution is to execute the following shell script,

sudo mkdir -p /Users/Shared
sudo chmod -R 1777 /Users/Shared

As described in this article,


2 thoughts on “iTunes crashing after Time Machine reinstall

    • Fair enough.
      Would you believe that it was just an optimisation, as “shell commands” is longer than “shell script”?

      I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I can be a bit of a nerd with things like this. In SMS I also sometimes refer to Vienna by its native name, Wien just because it saves a couple of characters. Anything to shave off a few clock cycles here and there!

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