4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2009 1:45 PM by BenRector
Dawnraider1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to get hold of old versions of iTunes? I am transferring my Library and Media to a new computer and I can't get V8.2.1.6 which the Library was created in.

Dell, Windows XP
  • BenRector Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Hi Dawn,

    Why do you want to use an earlier version of iTunes...you should be able to transfer everything to your new computer running the latest version.


    Ben
  • Dawnraider1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for taking the trouble to respond.
    I have had to transfer iTunes to a new PC as the old one is dying. I stored my MEDIA on an external drive which I have simplied moved across to the new machine.
    My LIBRARY was created in iTunes v8.2.1.6 and I understand from others that the latest version of iTunes wont read this library.
    From what you say trying to get V9 reading the old Library may work - I guess I could try. Do you think that will work?
    My alternative is to try and upgrade my old machines, if it will bootup, to the latest version and then update the new machine to the same version and then transfer the library over.
    Think I'll try both options.
    Thanks for making me think the problem through more carefully.
  • BenRector Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Hi,

    That's ok. As far as I know, there shouldn't be any conflict between the two versions. What you need to do is...

    Connect the external drive to your new PC...in iTunes, go to File>Add To Library & then choose the files/folders which hold your music/video files. This should then add the files from your external drive to your new PC. In iTunes Preferences, you can change where your library is stored if needs be.


    Good luck


    Ben
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,090 points)
    Install itunes 9 on your new PC, and itunes should update the old ITL file.


    Here is a good article on moving itunes, if you haven't seen it yet.

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to -a-new-hard-drive/