3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2007 8:54 AM by polydorus
Omnicat Level 1 Level 1
My old computer died but we were able to pull everyhting in 'my documents' and put it in a new computer. Now when I try to pull up iTunes, I get the following message:

The file ~iTunes Library.itl~ cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of itunes.

I need some help getting iTunes to work.

Thanks

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Solved by polydorus on Sep 7, 2007 8:54 AM Solved
Up grading iTunes should not affect your music in anyway, but it is ALWAYS important to have backups of your valuable music.

Before making major changes, it is a good idea to make copies of your two library files - iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml which are in the iTunes folder.

You don't need to open iTunes to upgrade, just download the new version from the Apple site:
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Save it on your PC rahther than running it over the internet.

If you want to get going quckly with your current version, drag iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Muisc Library.xml from the iTunes folder to your desktop. This will force iTunes to create an new blank library when it opens. You can then use File>>Add folder to library to add you iTunes Muisc folder to iTunes to your library. This method looses all counts, ratings and playlists.
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6
    So which version of iTunes did you install on your new PC and do you know which version you were using on the old PC?

    If you installed iTunes from a CD it might be a very old version.
  • Omnicat Level 1 Level 1
    I don't what version is on either computer, since the old one is dead and I can't access iTunes on the new one. I can't even get the iTunes to come up so I can GET the updated version. I am afraid if I try an uninstall, I will loss my music.
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6
    Up grading iTunes should not affect your music in anyway, but it is ALWAYS important to have backups of your valuable music.

    Before making major changes, it is a good idea to make copies of your two library files - iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml which are in the iTunes folder.

    You don't need to open iTunes to upgrade, just download the new version from the Apple site:
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    Save it on your PC rahther than running it over the internet.

    If you want to get going quckly with your current version, drag iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Muisc Library.xml from the iTunes folder to your desktop. This will force iTunes to create an new blank library when it opens. You can then use File>>Add folder to library to add you iTunes Muisc folder to iTunes to your library. This method looses all counts, ratings and playlists.