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Delete itunes 11 and download itunes 10!?

by CookieMe / March 1, 2013 10:22 PM PST

I have supposedly deleted itunes 11 and downloaded itunes 10.7, now when I click on the iTunes icon I get: 'The file iTunes library.itl can not be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes. Would you like to download itunes now?'
I have had lots of problems over the years with iTunes and the version 11 is terrible. Can anyone help me get back on track??
Thank you!

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How about restoring iTunes, including the library,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2013 4:53 AM PST

from a backup made before you installed iTunes 11

What did you have a problem with in 11?


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itunes 11 hate
by CookieMe / March 2, 2013 7:30 AM PST

Hi There,

I installed itunes 11 without reading up on it, and was sorry. I did not like that it would not shuffle playlists and I could not figure out how to do a bunch of other things.
Where I am at now is: I have deleted itunes 11 (supposedly) and downloaded itunes 10.7 and installed it, according to the directions of a fellow on here. I did not download any apps to help me in this.
Now when I click on the iTunes icon it says 'it can not be read because it was created by a newer version of itunes'.
So, as far as I can tell I will have to phone a support person to walk me through it!

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I can't help wondering why, for the most part,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2013 10:21 PM PST
In reply to: itunes 11 hate

you just repeated first post instead.

Aside from the Shuffle business, which is really a non-issue as it can still be done, what were your other complaints about 11?

Found this method of moving back to 10.7 while using Google.

Now that you have 10.7 installed again, take a look inside your iTunes Library folder.
You are looking for a files called "iTunes Library.itl (without the quote marks) and it is somewhere in the iTunes Library folder. Check the sub folders too.
Drag it to your desktop.

There should also be a sub folder called "Previous iTunes Libraries" Open it up
Inside there you should be a bunch of files called "iTunes Library [date].itl where [date] is displayed as year-month-day
Find the one that has the most recent date PRIOR to the date you updated to version 11.
Drag it into the main iTunes folder, the one where you found the first file that you dragged to the desktop.
Once there, rename it to "iTunes Library.itl"

Close all the windows and launch iTunes. If you are really lucky, you will now have a working copy of iTunes.
If not, just move the old .itl file from the desktop to its original location.


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