Ahh finally! I have managed to figure out how to solve the ‘missing iTunes.msi’ file error that kept coming up when I tried to update iTunes!!
I was so scared of losing all my music and not being able to update my iPhone to the new 3.0 software because of this stupid error!
Anyway. How to fix it..
*** UPDATE 29 JUNE 2010 ***
Apparently Microsoft has removed the link to the file now stating it may help some programs but harm others (thanks for letting me know Sandie!).. So I have now uploaded the original file I used last year (good job I never delete things eh?).. The file is [here] – remember it is an executable file, so you might want to ‘save’ it first, virus check it etc then run it. I have re-tested it with Windows 7 and it worked today (29 June 2010). This was initially tested with Windows XP back in June last year.
Disclaimer: It worked for me LAST YEAR when I posted this and TODAY when I updated this post (29 June 2010). I cannot guarantee it will work work for you, or with newer versions of Windows etc since this post. I do not claim to be a computer genius, I am only sharing what has worked for me. Try it at your own risk. (I assume by you finding this post all else has already failed).
First download the Microsoft Windows Installer CleanUp Utility and run it from Start Menu once installed. Choose iTunes from the list and to be honest, any Apple related things such as Quicktime, iPhone stuff etc and then click remove. At this point – don’t panic! You will NOT lose any data such as songs, play counts, playlists etc.
Once you have done that – you are SORTED!! Go straight to iTunes and download the latest version and it will install without a problem! Everything remains the same apart from you will be using the newer shiny version of iTunes
I LOVE iTunes so I would have been so upset if I had to lose everything and start again Grr! Repost this info, or link to this blog as I am sure there are many others who will have encountered the same problem. Lets spread the iTunes love people
The original Microsoft file was on this page