2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2009 8:07 AM by Mike Johnson12
chrisindallas Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Last night iTunes worked fine. This morning, I get:

The file "iTunes Library" cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes

I haven't made any major upgrades or downgrades since putting my Macbook Pro to sleep last night. Also, I tried re-installing the latest 8.1.1 from the Apple web site, but no different.

I tried removing iTunes from the dock, and dragging the the icon from the Applications folder, but that made no difference.

Any ideas how to fix iTunes without wiping out my existing library?

Thanks, Chris

15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iTunes 8.1.1
  • chrisindallas Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    OK, I figured it out. My updates where getting put into the top of the Application Folder, but I had moved iTunes and a bunch of other OSX applications into their own folder to tidy up. I had not actually ever ran the newer version or iTunes, and the version in the OSX folder was 8.0.2.

    Yesterday, I ran Delicious Library, which undoubted accessed the newer 8.1.1 in the default location. When I trashed the 8.0.2, the problem was solved. I didn't realized that the version in the folder wasn't being updated.
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5 (6,480 points)
    If using Software Update from the System Prefs- it will only look at default apps located in specific locations. If you move an default app then it will not 'see' what version you have hence no update as Software Update only looks specific folders.

    I leave all default apps in their original locations and have sub-folders labeled as Apps 2 and Utilities 2 to avoid a very cluttered Apps/Utility folders.