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A few days ago I downloaded a television show episode and closed iTunes before it was done downloading. Since that time, I wasn't able to start iTunes without it asking for my iTunes store login and password.

Apparently iTunes stores a .plist file at ~/Music » iTunes » iTunes Music » Downloads » list.plist which contains only an array of your pending downloads. When iTunes detects an entry in the array at startup, it attempts to connect to the iTunes store to complete the download ... which has already been completed.

Delete ~/Music » iTunes » iTunes Music » Downloads » list.plist to clear the issue.
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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: simonpie on Jun 14, '07 09:00:05AM

You could also just finish that download. You can choose "Check for purchases" From the Store menu to force itune fo finish interupted downloads.



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: George the Flea on Jun 14, '07 09:47:24AM

The whole point of the hint is that iTunes is querying for downloads even after you've downloaded everything.

Thanks for the hint! I've been really annoyed the last couple days when every time iTunes opened it asked for my password, despite the fact that I'd downloaded the songs I'd bought several days ago.

Has anyone submitted a bug report to Apple about this?



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: jgarbers on Jun 14, '07 10:18:30AM

This saved the day for me. I had had trouble downloading three or four cuts after upgrading my library to iTunes Plus right after it became available (servers were swamped, I guess) and iTunes has been asking for a password at startup ever since, even though the cuts had been downloaded successfully. Thanks!



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: ecbtln on Jun 14, '07 12:30:29PM

thanks a lot, i recently submitted that bug to apple at bugreport.apple.com but like usual all they said was that they are already aware of the bug. I too first experienced the problem when upgrading to iTunes Plus.



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: ikioi on Jun 14, '07 02:46:31PM

Aha! Thanks for the helpful hint.



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: bigglesworth on Jun 14, '07 05:29:31PM

Saminthemiddle -- you kick butt! I didn't care so much about being prompted for a password but I figured it was a bug in iTunes. Thank god I didn't report it as such ;)



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: lextek on Jun 14, '07 06:44:06PM

Where do I find this?



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Jun 14, '07 08:37:15PM

Where do you find what?



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: nickv2002 on Jun 15, '07 12:39:27AM

This fixed my problem. Thanks!



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: Bigc on Jun 15, '07 09:13:07AM

Mine Polls but there is no .plist file in ~/Music (but I have Multiple Libraries)



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: FasTTr on Jun 16, '07 07:44:00AM

On my Macbook Pro I deleted ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes.plist and it fixed the problem.



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Stop iTunes from polling for password at launch
Authored by: kevinashworth on Jun 23, '07 06:12:08AM

Thank you! A big help.



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