2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 9:16 PM by MrFebrezeMan360
MrFebrezeMan360 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I'd like to downgrade from iTunes 11.0.1 to iTunes 10.

I'm using OSX 10.8.3.


I know there are a bunch of threads on the internet about this already,

but it seems that by simply removing iTunes 11, and installing 10, that

there will be some complications with having to replace some additional files,

and I can't seem to find a thread with my exact OS version.


I just opened up a brand new MPB, and i'm pretty scared about messing some

stuff up.


It'd be great if somebody who's had experience with this could give me a run down

of what I need to do, why I need to do it, and what precautions I should take.


Thanks in advance!


p.s. the reason I want to downgrade, is to get back the feature which allows you to

open the "now playing" album artwork in a seperate window.  I really enjoyed having

my library next to a large picture of the artwork, rather than just the preview iTunes 11

gives you in the library view.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: iTunes downgrade advice needed
    Thronborg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree.

    his is something apple shoud take more serious and let user that want to downgrade their Apps do that in an easy way.


    The reasons you want to downgrade can be that there was som functions you are missing in the new version, or the older version is compatible with your printer and the new is not, or maybe you just liked the old version better.


    An easy way to downgrade both Apps and Systems is something many are asking for.



  • 2. Re: iTunes downgrade advice needed
    MrFebrezeMan360 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I actually figured the problem out.


    To anybody having a similar problem this video is great:



    The only thing not clearly mentioned in the video is that you need an "iTuneslibrary.itl" file from iTunes 10.  Which I happened to have from my old mac.


    Hope this helps somebody in the future.