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Often I'm listening to the songs being imported during the import, using the new tracks in the library. When iTunes completes the import there's an annoying finished chime that sounds loudly because I'm listening to music.

There doesn't appear to be anything relevant in the prefs dialog. Web searches weren't helpful, and I've looked around in itunes prefs files but nothing looks useful there either.

I'm hoping that there's an undocumented plist pref.

I use iTunes on a Windows 7 machine.

EDIT: @daniel-lawson approach seems to be the only way to solve this.

  • Searching for filenames beginning with complete in the iTunes directory, I found: C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\complete.wav
  • If you might want to reverse this in the future, make a copy of complete.wav
  • Truncate/Empty complete.wav somehow.
  • No more Import Complete sound.

Alternately just delete complete.wav. I prefer to keep the filename in the directory; maybe this will prevent a software update from re-creating it.

After looking around a bit more using the filename, I found this issue addressed on forums, and the answer seemed to be: delete the file. Also, someone has written a GUI around this that probably just edits the file: I Hate That iTunes Done Chime!

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On iTunes for Mac, the file /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/complete.aif contains the finished chime; if one were to remove the file, it couldn't play. I don't have access to a Windows computer with iTunes, so I can't say where that file would be, but a similar tactic could work.

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I found C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\complete.wav and truncated it. This addresses my issue, but I'm concerned about this file being recreated during a software update, and would prefer a prefs solution. If none is forthcoming I'll accept this answer. –  pb2q May 20 '12 at 19:02
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It is not on the list of known hidden preferences of iTunes. It's hard to prove a negative, but the Secrets database knows about 22 hidden preferences for iTunes 10, and that isn't one of them. –  Daniel Lawson May 20 '12 at 19:08
    
secrets.blacktree.com? I'd forgotten about that, thx. –  pb2q May 20 '12 at 19:12
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