iTunes Won’t Launch Required Files Are Missing
In this post, we will be taking a look at what you can do to fix iTunes saying “iTunes Cannot Run Because Some Of Its Required Files Are Missing. Please reinstall iTunes”.
If you are getting this error then there can be a few reasons as to why you are getting it. Have you recently made a change to Windows 10 or have you updated iTunes and perhaps the install has gone wrong?
Either way, whatever has caused iTunes to give you the error message the below steps will hopefully help fix it.
Try launching iTunes after doing each method to see if it resolved the issue.
Fix iTunes Required Files Are Missing:
1. Ensure you have the latest version of iTunes installed:
- Go here to download the latest version. (Next to “Looking for other versions?” click “Windows”)
2. Ensure Windows 10 is up to date:
- Right-click the start menu and click “Settings” > Now click “Update & Security” > Now click the “Check for updates” button
3. Run a repair on iTunes:
- Right-click the start menu and click “Apps and Features” > In the search box type “iTunes” and select iTunes > Now click the “Modify” button > Now select “Repair” and click “Next“
4. Uninstall and Install iTunes again
5. Temporarily disable your security software – In case that’s causing the issue but just remember you will not be protected from security threats while it is disabled
6. Run iTunes as an administrator:
- Find the iTunes shortcut > Right click the shortcut > Now click “Properties” > Select “Compatibility” tab > Now tick “Run this program as an administrator” then click “OK“
7. Download an older version of iTunes – The issue might not be with your system and an issue with iTunes:
- Go here and download an older version of iTunes and try installing one and see if that helps resolve the issue
There you have it that’s how you can fix iTunes giving you the required files are missing error. If the above did not resolve the issue then you might need to wait until Apple releases a new version of iTunes, or if you think it’s your computer you could try resetting Windows 10.
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