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How do I unlock my itunes library.itl file I have no access

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How do I unlock my itunes library.itl file? I have no access to my itunes library.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  James replied 7 years ago.
Hi, please try this:

Go to the folder that contains your iTunes music, usually the "My Music" folder. Right-click that folder, click properties and uncheck the "Read Only box.

This should solve your issue.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
That did not work, as it showed only 21 songs in my library, where I should have 400 plus.
Expert:  James replied 7 years ago.
Hi, you need to locate your music library. This is the library you initially told iTunes to look in for your music.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I uncheck the read only box but when I go back it's still on. Still have only 21 songs in my library.
Expert:  James replied 7 years ago.
Check if there is a library either above or below it - uncheck the "read only" on both.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Same thing happened in My Music when I unchecked the box, "read only". Went back and it was checked. How about remote?
Expert:  James replied 7 years ago.
Nope, that's not related.
Did you try to provide your music directory to iTunes again?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm completely lost as I still have only 21 songs in my library.
Expert:  James replied 7 years ago.
Can you add songs from your music folder?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Any other suggestions. The only additions were my recent purchases, which was when this problem started.
Expert:  James replied 7 years ago.
Sorry, I have no more ideas.... I'll open this questions up for other experts. Hopefully someone else can help you.
I'm very sorry I wasn't able to resolve your issue.