2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2013 2:47 PM by turingtest2
Anne225 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was having trouble so I uninstalled itunes and re-installed. Now I can't even get on to restore it. Have no clue what ilt. library is and how to correct it??


iPod nano, Windows 7, was working fine until I re-inslld
  • 1. Re: I was on itunes now get a  mess. say library itl can't be read created on new version i don't know what to do?
    Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)

    Hello there,


    It's very easy. just go to C:\Users\(your username)\Music\iTunes and rename the file iTunes Library.itl to iTunes Library.OLD


    ..... than Open your iTunes, got to "Help" --> "Check For Update". Once you update iTunes, go back to "C:\Users\(your username)\Music\iTunes" rename newly created "iTunes Library.itl" to "iTunes Library.NEW" and your old file, "iTunes Library.OLD" rename back to "iTunes Library.itl".


    You will be able to open your iTunes and all Libraries with in.

  • 2. Re: I was on itunes now get a  mess. say library itl can't be read created on new version i don't know what to do?
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)

    Normally that message is generated after attempting to install an older version of iTunes. Occasionaly it can be triggered immediately after installing a new version.

     

    Empty/corrupt library after upgrade/crash

    Hopefully it's not been too long since you last upgraded iTunes, in fact if you get an empty/incomplete library immediately after upgrading then with the following steps you shouldn't lose a thing or need to do any further housekeeping. In the Previous iTunes Libraries folder should be a number of dated iTunes Library files. Take the most recent of these and copy it into the iTunes folder. Rename iTunes Library.itl as iTunes Library (Corrupt).itl and then rename the restored file as iTunes Library.itl. Start iTunes. Should all be good, bar any recent additions to or deletions from your library.

     

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

     

    When you get it all working make a backup!

     

    tt2