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Helpful error message of the day

Filed under: Humo(u)r,Software — Erwin @ 1:24 pm

When Applescript tells me this:

0:2570: execution error: iTunes got an error: An error of type -116 has occurred. (-116)

It apparently really wants to tell me that it has encountered a track in its library that no longer exists on any filesystem.

Thanks, that was so obvious. NOT! Oh, and good luck trying to search for -116 with Google, since it interprets that as a request to exclude results that contain the 116 search term, last I checked. 🙂


  1. I think you can put the ‘-‘ in quotes; “-116” instead of -116 or -“116”.

    Comment by Josh — 2007/5/2 @ 3:31 pm

  2. That doesn’t seem to work, it turns up pages with 116 in it, the ‘-‘ seems to be ignored then.

    Using "An error of type" "-116" "has occurred" itunes actually turns up two results, but "An error of type 116 has occurred" itunes or "An error of type -116 has occurred" itunes gives me nothing at all.


    Comment by Erwin — 2007/5/2 @ 8:13 pm

  3. Huh. I could swear they supported that, but it acts like “-” isn’t indexed. (which I think is true of most symbols).

    Comment by Josh — 2007/5/3 @ 3:51 pm

  4. LOL. I just tried the search in Google, and it brought me back to this page.

    Comment by Erika — 2007/5/25 @ 6:33 pm

  5. Yay, I’m famous!

    Comment by Erwin — 2007/5/25 @ 7:03 pm

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