FIX: iTunes is missing required files and won’t work. (Solved) –

If iTunes can’t run due to missing files, continue below to fix the problem. One of the latest versions of iTunes for Windows has a big problem and many users have started complaining that iTunes is not working on Windows 10. Specifically, they reported that after upgrading iTunes to version, iTunes could not work. error: “iTunes can’t run because it’s missing some required files.”

 iTunes is missing required files and won't start.

If you encounter the above iTunes error, try the following methods to resolve the issue.

How to fix: iTunes can’t run because some required files are missing. (Windows 10/11)

Method 1. Install all available Windows 10 updates.

Before starting any troubleshooting, it is always important to make sure that Windows is up to date. For this:

1. go to Start image > Settings > Update and security.
2. press Check for updates.


3. Finally, allow Windows to download available updates and install them.

Method 2. Fix “iTunes won’t work” by repairing your iTunes installation.

Sometimes, the first way to solve the problem is to repair iTunes because iTunes can’t work due to corrupted files caused by the abnormal closing of the program.

1. go to Control Panel > Programs and featuresor…

    1. click on Win + R buttons to open Running dialog box.
    2. Type appwiz.cpl click on the search field and click Enter


2. In the “Programs and Features” window that opens, select iTunes app and select Repair.


3. After the repair is complete, check if the problem is solved.

Method 3: Uninstall and reinstall iTunes from Windows 10.

1. open the Running dialog box by pressing the button Win + R keys.

2. Type ms-settings: application properties and press Enter To go to the “Applications and features” menu.


3. Scroll down the list of installed applications, find iTunes and then click on it.
4. click on Delete button.


5. Now open it again Running dialog box by pressing the button Win + R keys.

6. Type ms-windows-store: click on the search field and click Enter To open the Microsoft Store.


7. Click on the search bar in the Microsoft Store at the top right, enter iTunes and press Enter.


8. From the search results, tap and click iTunes Take it after that Installation To install iTunes on your computer.


Method 4. Change the Windows 10 display language to English.

The second way to solve the “iTunes can’t run because it doesn’t have some required files” error is to change the Windows display language to US English! *

*Note: Yes, I know it’s crazy, but by changing the Windows 10 display language to English (US), iTunes starts without any errors! (Note that it does not work with other display language).

1. Go to Windows 10 language settings. To get there easily:

  1. open the Running dialog box by pressing the button Win + R keys.
  2. Enter the following and click OK.
  • ms-settings:regionlanguage-setdisplaylanguage


2. Change the display language in the Windows display language section English (US) from the drop-down menu.


Method 5. Fix iTunes can’t run error by installing an older version of iTunes.

Until Apple fixes the problem, a foolproof workaround is to use an older version of iTunes that doesn’t have the problem and avoid updates.

1. Remove iTunes from your computer using steps 1-4 from Method 1 above.

2. To do this, click on the link below download it Older version of iTunes (12.10.11 or earlier).


3. Double click in “iTunesxxSetup.exe” and follow the on-screen instructions to install iTunes on your computer.


4. Once the installation is complete, open iTunes. If prompted to download and install the latest version of iTunes, click Do not download.


That’s it! Which method worked for you?
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