iTunes 9 got you down? Get back to the iTunes 8 days
Invariably when the "new, great, faster, amazing" software hits the market and we all upgrade immediately hoping to take advantage of all the fantastic features, some of us run into a case of downloader's remorse.
So, the disclaimer, right off the bat, is that you could lose your Library settings and information--playlists, play counts, ratings, etc.--though the process below should maintain everything. Of course, before doing anything like this, you should have a stable backup of all your important data. And now, for the process via ASD user "GangstaPenguin":
- Be sure to quit iTunes 9. It may also be best to quit other non-essential applications during this process though they shouldn't be affected.
- Delete iTunes 9 (drag from the Applications folder to the Trash bin).
- Navigate to username > Music > iTunes. Delete the "iTunes Library" file.
- Open the "Previous iTunes Libraries" folder and look for the backup of your old pre-9 library; it should be dated at about the time you installed iTunes 9. Move the file to username > Music > iTunes, and rename it "iTunes Library".
- Download iTunes 8.2.1. Run the installer as usual and you should be good to go, running iTunes 8.2.1. In the case that you have issues, you can always re-download the latest version of iTunes (currently 9.0.1) from Apple.