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    Question iTunes temp files???

    Hi everyone

    I've got a question for someone...

    I was browsing my iTunes Music folder, when I stumbled across some files called "iTunes Temp"
    There's 54 of them. I have no idea why they're there, or what they're for. I'd like to trash them, but I don't know if I should. There are also 27 "iTunes Export" files. Don't know what those are either. Can anybody tell me what these are for, and whether or not I can trash them?

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    I believe you can trash those without any consequences. Are their creation dates particularly old? I don't see any such files in my iTunes Music folder, and I've been using iTunes for quite awhile on this machine. Maybe they're left over from an earlier - presumably lamer - vesion.
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    The Export files date from September 21, 2002, and the Temp files also date from September 21, 2002. I think that would have been right after I installed Jaguar. The newest Export file is from February 4 (last week), and the newest Temp file is from January 31, 2003.

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    Weird... Well, iTunes doesn't need those files so trash 'em!
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    Cool. Thanks!

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    I CAN SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM

    I know what causes this problem!

    I had it one year ago; Norton Anti-Virus (in my subjective opinion) for OS X 7.x does not permit iTunes to write OVER the older Temp file so it forces iTunes to create a NEW one. If you COMPLETELY disable NAV, your problem should go away -- try and and see if it works.

    Also, the temp files can be deleted without problem.
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