3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2009 7:31 PM by Mike Johnson12
Norm Caryl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Can somebody help me figure out how to go back to the prior version of iTunes? The new iTunes will not work with any other version of Safari than Safari 4... and I need to continue using Safari 3 -- Sorry, I didn't read the fine print, so I'm stuck!

PowerMac G4 Dual Boot DP 1.25 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5 (6,395 points)
    Go to HD>Library>Receipts - remove the iTunesX.pkg to the trash.
    Drag your iTunes app to the trash. B/U your iTunes Library and .xml files. B/U your iTS purchases.

    Find the folder - Previous iTunes Libraries in the iTunes folder - in there is a copy of your previous libraries - select the one that is the date of your upgrade to iTunes 9. Make a copy and rename it - iTunes Library - replace the file named the same in the iTunes Folder. Any additions to iTunes under iTunes 9 will not be in the data base so you will have to add them back once iTunes is open again.

    Repair permissions with Disk Utility - Install iTunes 8.x from the Disk Image you downloaded. - repair permissions again.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/ipod_itunes/itunes802formac.html

    Open iTunes - if all is well you can empty the trash.

    MJ
    sh.

    MJ
  • Norm Caryl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Mike Johnson, for your generous reply.

    I did as you recommended, but now I get a message when I try to open iTunes, which says: The file "iTunes Library" cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes.

    I'm sure I now don't know what to do!

    Cheers,
    Norm
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5 (6,395 points)
    Did you do this step:

    Find the folder - Previous iTunes Libraries in the iTunes folder - in there is a copy of your previous libraries files- select the one that is the date of your upgrade to iTunes 9. Make a copy and rename it - iTunes Library - replace the file named the same in the iTunes Folder. Any additions to iTunes under iTunes 9 will not be in the data base so you will have to add them back once iTunes is open again.

    When iTunes upgrades your iTunes it creates a copy of the original Library file before updating - that way if there is a problem you have a Library file to revert to - however when it upgrades it changes something so the older version will not work with the new version. Before launching the downgraded version of iTunes you need to copy/rename/replace the iTunes Library file that is created when you install the downgraded version of iTunes.

    MJ