No no no, please don't worry. It's had - thank goodness - a happy ending.
And I'm more than happy with my satellite delivered German radio stations. It was so nice to hear that Suk Quartet yesterday....
Thanks for being the guinea pig here - Glad you've got back to normal. (I know from experience just what it's like to be trying to remove some clogging software when every move is like wading through mud.)
I, too, went to the iTunes site, expecting to click and hear some streaming radio. When I saw that a software download was required I beat a hasty retreat. I hate any programme which tries to take over on file storage, naming, etc.
That is why I have never loaded any of the software which came with our various cameras over the years. I'd much rather store photos and downloads in my directory system and know just where they are. I have had repeated calls for help from other family members who can't find the photos they want because of a screw up in Olympus Studio or some such.
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Applications on the Mac are actually rather clever folder structures that hold localised resources (29 language variations in the case of iTunes), high DPI versions of the graphics for use with appropriately high resolution displays, associated services (e.g. iTunes Helper) and potentially multiple versions of the binary (used in the past to support 32-bit Intel and PowerPC instruction sets in addition to the now standard 64-bit Intel ones).
If you right-click on an application and select 'Show Package Contents' you can browse through the folder structure, though I would advise against altering anything directly. Utilities are available to remove the unnecessary components if you need to reclaim the space.
The application bundles are part of why things on a Mac 'just work' and installing or copying an application is, in most cases, simply a case of dragging and dropping what appears to be single application file.
(None of that Registry rubbish and 'DLL hell' that plagued Windows for so long.)
Sorry to hear of the problems that you have had with iTunes, mw963, but my recommended solution would be to get a Mac .
Sorry can't help those of you having i-tunes problems,I get my kids to sort out technical stuff.
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"Music is the best means we have of digesting time".
W. H. Auden
It was a nasty moment but it does seem to have recovered, I shall run Crap Cleaner (sorry to use bad language but it really is called that) later this evening just to flush out any undetected rubbish, then give it a further going over with Advanced System Care.
That'll teach it.
And no, in spite of the kind recommendation I shan't be buying a Mac!!
I make one for each year, then month - Otherwise locating items just from sorting by date would be too unwieldy.