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iTunes.exe Missing

I had a strange one today, I haven’t loaded iTunes for a while (my iPod holds most of the stuff I want to listen to), but my son needs some party music for his first birthday.

So I loaded iTunes and the shorcut referenced a location that no longer exists?! A quick check showed there was no iTunes.exe!

Rather than uninstall and reinstall and lose all my settings, a quick Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> iTunes -> Repair did the job splendidly!

Hope this helps someone!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 6:27 pm and is filed under Software. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (4)


  1. Helen W says:

    Thanks for this! same happened to me after an itunes update..very odd but I was pleased that repair fixed it. I was wondering that if I needed to reinstall I might lose the data. Cheers! Helen

  2. John M says:

    Same thing happened here as well with 03/17/2013 update. Itunes.exe is gone from D: drive as well as everything else.
    System restore didn’t help, then I found this site.
    I’ve hit the re-install and am waiting, it seems as though something is happening on the system and I’m hoping it works!!

  3. John M says:

    Didn’t work for me 🙁

    On the positive side I installed itunes download on the same drive and nothing was changed and it’s working again.
    What’s with iTunes deleting a whole program ????

  4. Joshua H says:

    Almost do reinstall, was thinking there is a virus infected my iTunes.exe that’s why the anti virus kicked it. Thanks really help!

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