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How To: Running iTunes In Safe Mode
Are you experiencing problems with iTunes?
Perhaps when syncing an iPod you get the ‘spinning wait wheel’ and iTunes becomes unresponsive resulting in you having to ‘force quit’ the program.
The way to address some of these issues is to hold down the Command + Option keys when launching iTunes.
This will load iTunes in ‘safe mode’ allowing you to have a poke around and see what the possible problems is.
Please note the ‘safe mode’ function will not fix a problem you may be experiencing.
It will just allow the program to go back to bare operating basics so you can for example turn off sync functions which are a common cause of iTunes problems.