Fix Error -50 iTunes

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Your computer displays this error while downloading videos purchased from the iTunes Store. If you are on a Windows computer, scan for issues in Windows Registry using the Intel Software Partner, Reginout System Utilities. It will help you fix error -50 in iTunes.

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Remove Cached Videos

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There is no reason to keep cached video contents whenever download abruptly terminates. Remove the cached contents first and download videos again.

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    Double click Computer icon.
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    Open following folder
    :
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    • For Windows 8.1/8/7:
       C:\Users\<Your User Name>\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Downloads\ 
    • For Windows Vista:
       C:\Users\<Your User Name>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Downloads\ 
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    Delete all contents from "Downloads" folder.
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Update iTunes

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You might be using an older version of iTunes. Older versions tend to create compatibility issues. Updating them is essential.

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  1. 1
    Press Alt key.
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    Click Help menu, select "Check for Updates".
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    Wait until all updates are downloaded to your PC.
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Disable Automatic Download for New Video Purchases

As default, iTunes is configured to automatically download newly purchased videos from the Store. Here's how you can disable this feature and attempt to manually download it instead.

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    Press Alt key.
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    Click Edit | Preferences
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    This opens up General Preferences dialog box.
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    Click Store tab.
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    Uncheck the following boxes
    :
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    • Apps
    • Books
    • Music
    • Movies
      • Always check for available downloads.
      • Download pre-orders when available
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    Click OK.
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    Exit and re-open iTunes
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    Manually download your purchased videos now.
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Check for Available Downloads

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Using the Store menu, check for available downloads.

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    Double click the "iTunes" icon.
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    Press "Alt" key to show menu bar.
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    Click Store menu, select "Check for Available Downloads".
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    Provide your username and password
    .
    Click "Check" button.
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Use NetShell Utility to Reset TCP/IP

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Here are the instructions to reset your TCP/IP. It simply overwrites two parameters in the Registry namely TCP/IP and DHCP. It is considered to be same as reinstalling the protocol.

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    Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).
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    Type following command
    :
     netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt 
    and press ENTER.
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    Remember, if you're not certain about the actual file path run the following command
    :
     netsh int ip reset 
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    Exit out of the screen.
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    Restart your computer.
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Questions and Answers

I have a problem with the Registration of iPhone 4S Name Error 50. Can you help me, please?

The Registration of iPhone 4S Name Error 50. Can you help me, please?

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From your Apple Account on the PC:

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    Disable"Automatically Sync When This iPhone Is Connected" from the iTunes Summary tab.
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    Eject the iPhone from the PC.
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    Reconnect the iPhone and start the process again by selecting Update.
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Every time I try restoring my iPhone 5c I get iTunes error 50?

Can you help?

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    Turn the iPhone 5c OFF.
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    Hold down Power and the Home buttons for 10 seconds.
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    Release the Power button while still holding down the Home button until iTunes recognizes the phone.
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    You should see a screen giving you a prompt to Restore.
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You may have to try this a few times before the phone responds properly.

iTunes error 50, iPhone 4S restore Mac?

I have tried quite many "solutions" on the internet for the error 50 while restoring my iPhone 4S, but they don't work. I changed the port, used different computers, changed my internet connection, but nothing worked. My iTunes is a recent version. I have tried: I have tried quite many ideas I've found on the internet. I think it was caused by: I don't know, my iPhone got stuck on network search and I decided to restore it. Now I keep getting Error 50.

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Did you try the suggestion above - holding down the Power and Home and trying to Restore again? Also, try to disable the Automatic sync and then try again. Hopefully, you didn't damage the IC as this would also show an Error 50, and needs to be repaired internally at an iPhone repair center.

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I have error 50 and lock on AT&T network.

I have an iPhone 6. Can you help me? I tried to install 9.3.1, but I still have this error.

They sent out a build that needs a patch, but this shouldn't have been an issue with your device, unless you installed the wrong version. For example, on websites the iOS 9.3.1 6.1 build is not for the iPhone 6, it's intended for an iPhone 5S. The bugged build was iOS 9.3 build of 12E233. The patched version is 12E237.

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How to fix iTunes error 50 for iPhone 5S?

I want to restore my iPhone 5S, but iTunes shows an error unknowing 50, before it's finished. How do I fix it? Thank you. I have tried: Week. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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I am facing Error 50 when I tried to restore I phone 5S on iTunes?

I would really like the solution for this. Please help me out of this. Thank you.

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