5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2010 5:23 PM by venshield
venshield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I recently updated to 9.2.1... The new iTunes has changed and I don't like the changes that were made. iTunes has been working a certain way for many years and Apple has decided to change iTunes under the hood... I dunno, Maybe it was accidental, but nevertheless, I would like to go back to a previous version... I liked when I was able to rename files in the iTunes window and it automatically renamed the file in the finder as well. This feature has been removed for some reason. Pls let me know if anyone has a previous version of iTunes 9 for Mac OSX. Thx!

I wish Apple would keep previous versions of iTunes available on their website

Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: I want to go back to an older version of iTunes...
    Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    try if this user tip works for you:

    to downgrade to a previous iTunes version, you could try this user tip that seemed to have worked for some:

    +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+.


    JGG

  • 2. Re: I want to go back to an older version of iTunes...
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    I liked when I was able to rename files in the iTunes window and it automatically renamed the file in the finder as well. This feature has been removed for some reason

    It has not been removed.
    Are these files located inside the iTunes media folder show in iTunes prefs ->Advanced?
    And do you have *Keep iTunes music folder organized* checked?
    If no to either of these, then iTunes will not change the file name (in any version).
  • 3. Re: I want to go back to an older version of iTunes...
    venshield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "Keep iTunes music folder organized" is Checked.

    This is interesting... I'm having this problem in OS 10.5.8, but I also have a Snow Leopard Machine. iTunes 9.2.1 works fine on my Snow Leopard machine. I'm only having problems on my 10.5.8 machine. Is anyone else having the same issue with iTunes in 10.5.8?
  • 4. Re: I want to go back to an older version of iTunes...
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    Make sure you have full permissions to the \Music\iTunes\ folder.
    Get info on the iTunes folder.
    Scroll to *Sharing & Perrmissions*.
    Set your user to Reaed & Write.
    Click the Gear icon and *Apply to enclosed items*.
  • 5. Re: I want to go back to an older version of iTunes...
    venshield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I went back to iTunes 9.1.1 and it's working with no problems. Don't know why I'm having trouble with 9.2.1. I installed 9.2 and it gave me the same troubles. I guess I'll have to wait for an update or stay with 9.1.1. Thanks for the help...