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Apple Releases 11.2.1 iTunes Update to Fix Hidden '/Users' Folder Bug

After Apple released OS X 10.9.3 yesterday, some users started experiencing a bug that hid their /Users folder. It appears that Apple has released a small iTunes update, numbered 11.2.1, to combat the bug. MacRumors forum member IzzyJG99 notes:

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An update just popped up for me. iTunes 11.2.1 in the App Store. When it was done installing it had a little pop up about iPhoto Library. Now the User folder is showing up again.
Users can update to iTunes 11.2.1 via the updates tab in the Mac App Store or through OS X's "Software Update" drop-down menu.

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18 weeks ago
Rating: 51 Votes
18 weeks ago
Everyone can stop freaking out about absolutely nothing now.
Rating: 23 Votes
18 weeks ago

Did they fix the rookie UX mistakes?

Heh, this is iTunes 11 we're talking about.

You're asking if the steak is now suitable for vegetarians.
Rating: 22 Votes
18 weeks ago

What mistake?


In 11.2 they added some drop down menus that should have been radio buttons and a dialog with yes/no action buttons. It's like an intern got ahold of the build and had some fun...
Rating: 14 Votes
18 weeks ago
Didn't they do enough beta testing before releasing it out to the public?
Rating: 12 Votes
18 weeks ago
More importantly, why isn’t iTunes sandboxed? We, as developers, have to sandbox our applications to the extreme, but Apple can release a (mediocre) music player that screws up the OS?
Rating: 12 Votes
18 weeks ago
A small update?

It's 233 MB.
Rating: 12 Votes
18 weeks ago
I've noticed iTunes 11.2 has caused numerous issues on our HTPC Mac Mini, Synology Server, 2013 Mac Pro, and 2011 27" iMac. After the update, all of our iTunes libraries (set to keep iTunes Media folder organized and copy files to iTunes Media folder...) shuffled our media, renaming movies, placing movies and music in the wrong folders, etc. I had to manually go through each folder and check the file name, determine if it matched the poster/image, rename it, create its folder, move it, and repeat. Took me ~2 hours with 500+ movies, even longer on my Synology server. Re-adding the iTunes Media folder didn't correct the issue, nor rebooting, etc.

Permissions and access never changed. I don't know what Apple did but iTunes 11.2 has been a major f up.
Rating: 7 Votes
18 weeks ago
Ah, life is grand when you quit trying to keep up with Apple's brand of engineering and software (who hires these guys anyway?).

Thoroughly content with iOS 6 on my iPhone 4S and iPad 2; thoroughly content that iTunes 10 works across-the-board without the ugly UI changes iTunes 11 foisted upon an unsuspecting public; and all 4 of my Macs run 10.6.8 (long live Rosetta!) without any problems whatsoever. Software + hardware = blissful harmony.

Sorry to post. Just got tired of seeing Apple treat its users as beta users. They can pour billions into Beats, but they can't be bothered to hire people to test their software for bugs before releasing it to the public. ("But that's what the public is for!")

I liked Apple better when it included the word "Computer" in its name.
Rating: 7 Votes
18 weeks ago

Everyone can stop freaking out about absolutely nothing now.


Nothing? I was working on a project at 2 am while I discovered I could not copy my 70gb project folder over to my laptop via thunderbolt because the users folder was hidden. I needed to get up at 5:30 am to bring the project over to a finishing suite to meet the clients deadline. This bug was not "absolutely nothing".
Rating: 7 Votes

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