Help! iTunes is eating up all of my hard drive space!
Sorry for YAIT, but I need help...and fast. Lately I've noticed that iTunes is putting a series of files in my iTunes folder (located in the My Music folder). As of now there are 62 .tmp files ("iT 1.tmp" through "iT 61.tmp" as well as one labelled "iT.tmp"). Yesterday there were only around 40 of these files.
Now, normally I wouldn't be so distressed, but each one is roughly 23 mb in size, except for the non-numbered file, which is 18.4 mb. Disk space on my hard drive is low enough as it is, but it's pretty bad now that these files have appeared.
ARGHHHH!!! I just got another one of these files while I've been typing this, bringing the total up to 63 of the suckers.
Is it imperative that I keep these files? Can I simply delete them?
Maybe some useful tidbits of info: periodically when I start iTunes, I get an error saying that the library can't be saved. Also, except for podcasts, I keep all my music on my external hard drive, which is not always connected to the laptop. I manually update my iPod and send files to last.fm using auidoPod.
I'm running iTunes 18.104.22.168 and this has been going on since the previous version (I have not yet updated to the latest version that was put out very recently). As for my OS, I'm using XP.
EDIT: Oh yeah, I considered just reinstalling iTunes, but I hope it doesn't come to that since it'd be a big pain to reload all of my music again - 14, 903 songs - as well as resubscribe to all of my podcasts. I don't mind just deleting these .tmp files every now and then.
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Last edited by DJLinus; 04-06-08 at 11:43 AM.