Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to tampa G)
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.
Windows images but you should get the gist...
tt2Various PCs,iTunes 10.7.0.21,iOS 6, Windows XP Pro, iPad 2,iPhone 3GS,iPod classic,nano
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to tampa G)
Thanks you so very much for posting all of this
I too HATE the new itunes 11
I found a major problem- you can't add your own new converted movies to the library!!!
(I have got the right format, I have since gone back to 10.6, and they pick up just fine)
I will recommend to all my friends that they should NOT upgrade to the new iTunes
It also looks horrid
just pushing buying stuff from the store- I like to see my device as its added etc
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to Arramattic1)
Though my troubles arrose while I was operating on iTunes 10.6, I concur that iTunes 11 is frusturating to say the very least. It feels as though they changed the look out of a feeling of obligation, perhaps because there hasn't been a major iTunes revamp in quite some time. Personally I didn't see much too wrong with iTunes 10.6 and may be retro-installing the older software myself in the near future.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Any idea how I would go about manually creating a new .itl file in my Previous iTunes Library folder? I've just done a couple weeks worth of work on my iTunes library since my last ordeal and would like to rest assured that if it were to happen again, this work wouldn't have to be done all over again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to tampa G)
- Close iTunes
- Open your iTunes folder
- Select the iTunes Library.itl file
- Press ctrl-c
- open the Previous iTunes Libraries folder
- Press ctrl-v
- Rename the file
However you should really backup your entire iTunes folder on a regular basis. Carbon Copy Cloner to an external drive is a good way to do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to tampa G)
After successfully deleting the wretched iTunes 11, and obtaining 10.7 I faced the problem of not having any of those files above located in my iTunes folder on my mac. I managed to locate them on a backup on my external hard drive. I then followed the same steps of picking a previous file, copying, renaming, and dragging back to my itunes folder but still I keep getting the error messages.
Any suggestions?! I really don't want to reset my computer entirely to the original settings from when it was first purchased nor do I want to search my time machine.
I just absolutely cannot stand the new iTunes and desperately want to downgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Unfortunately, for me, doing this does not help. It seems Apple changed the format of the iTunes library database (.itl) between v10 and v11, and when v11 attempts to convert it, it corrupts it. Deleting the library and copying the previous library causes iTunes v11 to re-convery it, which in my case re-corrupts it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to emailboy)
Reboot the computer, don't run anything but iTunes, disable your AV software, use a copy of an older backup file. reenable your AV. Any better? You can add the iTunes Media folder into the library to tach up on recent changes or use iTunes Folder Watch.