"Corrupt Files" with iTunes

By jakethesnake
Jun 21, 2005
  1. My computer was recently on during a storm and the power went out, along with the computer. Now, all of my songs were erased from iTunes and whenever I open it, it says "fdc:iTunes.exe - Corrupt File. The file or directory \WINDOWS\QTFont.qfn is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility." Whenever I close it, it has a bunch of symbols and says "<:iTunes.exe - Corrupt File The file or directory \WINDOWS\QTFont.for is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility. Well, I ran the chkdsk utility and it still isnt fixed. I have tried re-installing iTunes and also running the Repair feature. I looked in the \WINDOWS folder and I can see the QTFont.for and QTFont.qfn files, but what should I do with them? Should I delete them? Or, does anyone have any other advice? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Cheers, Jake
  2. ParasiteGod

    ParasiteGod TS Rookie

    Hey I'm having the same problem, except my corrupt and unradable file is the Temp_File under Ipod_Control. I also ran chkdsk (a few times for good measure) and I'm still having the problem.
    Actually I tried reinstalling iTunes, to no avail.

    Help us!!
  3. ssnarco

    ssnarco TS Rookie

    same thing for me : i wanna add music on my ipod and it said : error readin temp_file ...

    wtf ? so now i cant put music anymore...
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    hum; interesting. My iTunes is sans these files!

    suggest you save your Music et al, uninstall, reboot and reinstall.

    your Music is actually located
    \Documents and Settings\$yourlogin\My Documents\My Music\iTunes​
    XCOPY that directory back into
    \Documents and Settings\$yourlogin\My Documents\
    and you can reverse the direction after the reinstall
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