New adventures in iTunes (or Fixing error code -39 for fun and profit)
Three can be a dangerous number – especially if one of the three is a pathologically deranged operating system.
Me: I think I’ll download some podcasts.
iTunes: Cool, I’m just starting now.
Windows: This is boring. Here, have a Blue Screen of Death.
Me: Yah! iTunes! Speak to me!
Me: Dammit! You won’t beat me that easily Windows! Eat restart!
Windows: Yawn! Good morning. I didn’t shut down properly – it’s probably a driver or something. Whatever.
Me: iTunes! Are you alright?
iTunes: Ow… my head is killing me.
Me: Do you think you can finish that download?
iTunes: I’ll try. Ow! Error code -39!
Me: What’s wrong?
iTunes: Error code -39!
Me: Can you be more specific?
iTunes: Error code -39! Error code -39!
Me: Apparently not. Try unsubscribing the podcast, deleting the file and resubscribing.
iTunes: Ok. Ow! Error -39! Error -39!
Me: Good grief.
Google: Dude! iTunes downloads can get corrupted, preventing download completion.
Me: Where’s the corrupted file?
Google: In the iTunes/iTunesMusic/downloads directory. iTunes only copies to the proper location on successful completion.
Me: Aha! Windows! Deleted the partially downloaded file! iTunes – refresh my podcasts and try again!
iTunes: Oooh – that feels better. Downloading now.
Me: Yay! I win!
Windows: That’s what you think – I’ve just changed your screen saver to rotate through a collection of clown porn when your wife uses it next. Mwahahaha!