1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 3, 2010 9:51 AM by Jolly Giant
Isaacdudes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I installed the new version of Itunes (v.9) and was then unable to access the store due to not having the new Safari. I tried to download the new version of Safari but my operating system was not sufficient. I uninstalled Itunes V9 and reinstalled V7.7. An error message occurs everytime I try to open Itunes - "i tunes library cannot be read". Thankfully I have a separate file on my desktop of the full library, although it can't be played unless I upgrade to V9.
Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks.

Mac OS X Version 10.5.6, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Isaacdudes wrote:
    I installed the new version of Itunes (v.9) and was then unable to access the store due to not having the new Safari. I tried to download the new version of Safari but my operating system was not sufficient.


    if your profile is correct, you would just need to update to 10.5.8 to run Safari 4.x. just download the 10.5.8 combo updater here http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1058comboupdate .html

    Safari 4.x System Requirements (from Apple's website):

    +Mac OS X 10.6.1 or 10.6.2+
    +Mac OS X 10.5.8+
    +Mac OS X 10.4.11+
    +Vista, XP and Windows 7+


    and reinstalled V7.7. An error message occurs everytime I try to open Itunes - "i tunes library cannot be read". Thankfully I have a separate file on my desktop of the full library, although it can't be played unless I upgrade to V9.


    if you really want to downgrade to a previous version, here are the steps:

    +1) Quit iTunes.+

    +2) Delete iTunes from your Applications folder.+

    +3) Go to your ~/Music/iTunes folder. Delete or rename the "iTunes Library" file.+

    +4) Open the "Previous iTunes Libraries" folder and look for the backup of your old pre-9 library; it should be dated at about the time you first ran iTunes 9. Copy it back out to the ~/Music/iTunes folder, and rename it to "iTunes Library".+

    +6) click here to download iTunes 8.2.1. The page says it's for G3, but the Read Me file says it'll run on G4, G5, and Intel too. Open the disk image and run the installer.+

    +You should now be able to run iTunes 8.2.1 again.+

    +And your iTunes will restore to before you upgraded and you won't lose anything+.

    this is for iTunes 8.2.1, obviously, but you seem to have the installer for v7.7 handy, so it should work just as well in your case.

    good luck !

    edited by the Jolly Green Giant (where Green stands for environmentally friendly)