Have you come across a message stating that iTunes cannot locate the CD configuration folder on your Windows 10 computer? This post will help you solve this issue and continue using your iTunes normally. First, it is important that you know what causes this error and how it can impact the performance of your iTunes app.
What causes this error?
The CD configuration folder is crucial in iTunes since it contains crucial files that help this music app to handle instructions relating to CDs and DVDs. When tampered with, you will not be able to import music from CDs, burn DVDs, or even copy content from them. Other functions will continue normally in iTunes.
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The folder itself is located within iTunes and this is the path that Windows File Explorer tries to access the folder before giving this warning. This error, therefore, appears when the path to the folder or the folder itself has been tampered with, the location changed, or its name altered.
How to repair the iTunes CD configuration folder
Follow the steps outlined here to repair the iTunes CD configuration folder on Windows 10:
- On your Windows PC, open File Explorer
- Close all instances of iTunes from the Task Manager
- Go to C:\Program Files\iTunes
- Find the CD configuration folder
- Cut and paste the folder to a different location e.g the desktop
- Restart your computer
- Go to Add or Remove Programs
- Select iTunes
- Click on “Modify”
- Select “Repair” and follow the prompts
If you happen to find two iTunes folders on your computer, check for one that is missing the CD configuration file and paste a copy of it from one that has it. Restart your computer afterwards you will be able to access iTunes normally.
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To prevent this error from occurring again, make sure you update to the latest version of iTunes. There are many problems that can be solved by a simple upgrade so take advantage of it. If you have already updated iTunes, you should uninstall it, download a new version, and install it. Ensure that you backup your files before modifying or uninstalling iTunes.
Alex is an IT technician who shares his experiences with Apple devices occasionally. He has a collection of Apple devices (from iPhone 4) and has recently started trying out Android.
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