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Solution for iTunes 11 problems

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steppenforelle Calculating status...
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Dec 2, 2012 3:40 AM

Found a rather simple way to get around all the omissions and flaws of iTunes 11 - rollback to 10.7...

 

Wake me up when DJ and cover flow are back, an option to deactivate cover art in every view is introduced, compilations finally got a coherent way of being sorted and displayed, iTunes stops changing song info randomly, high bitrate songs can be converted to lower AACs during synch etc...

 

Ah, just wake me up for itunes 12.

  • mjcm_nl Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to steppenforelle)

    Could you post the steps you used that got you reversed to iTunes 10.7, this can / will benefit other users

     

    Regards

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,960 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    To roll back to iTunes 10.7 first download a copy of the installer from here, uninstall iTunes and suppporting software, i.e. Apple Application Support & Apple Mobile Device Support. Reboot. Restore the pre-upgrade version of your library database as per the diagram below, then install iTunes 10.7.

     

    RestorePrevious.png

     

    See iTunes Folder Watch for a tool to scan the media folder and catch up with any changes made since the backup file was created.

     

    tt2

    Various PCs,iTunes 10.7.0.21,iOS 6, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone 3GS,iPod classic,nano
  • truelies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    Anyone tried this method?

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,960 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to truelies)

    Looks like a few success stories in this thread.

     

    tt2

  • BaboonLoveMonkey Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)

    In WinXp I uninstalled the awful iTunes 11 lacking any intelligent UI design, then restored my iTunes library and prefs in Documents and Settings and My Documents from before the 'upgrade' to v11, and finally installed v10.7 downloaded from an archive of older versions you find by simply googling 'download old iTunes version'.

     

    Worked perfectly, and I have v10's old but so much more functional, clean and efficient UI back, and my iPod's content back in the same sidebar as local content.

     

    v11 is appalling and unless there are major changes to return the previous UI even as an option, v10.7 will be the final version of iTunes I ever use. Which will mean my current iPods will be the final iPods I ever purchase. What a shame. I guess this is what happens when form trumps function and leadership drops the ball big time :-(

  • BaboonLoveMonkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to turingtest2)

    None of that (like Folder scan) would be necessary if people only backed up...

  • ColinMorton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to steppenforelle)

    ITunes 11 is the biggest pain in the neck going! I can't sync my phone or find anywhere that will help me! If I click <File-Devices> the sync is greyed out and the <sync now> button on my iPhone is greyed out

     

     

     

    I have no idea what I'm doing help?

  • The 3d Kid Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to steppenforelle)

    Is there any way to export out of iTunes 11? I very unwisely have build enormous playlists and have not backed them up in weeks. There had better be a way. This is a huge breach of trust for me as an Apple customer.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,960 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:32 AM (in response to The 3d Kid)

    Roll back instruction here in this thread. This takes the library back to the state it was at when you upgraded. If you've created new regular playlists with iTunes 11 you can export them first. If you've made new smart playlists, display the rules and take screenshots.

     

    tt2

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