3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 5:35 AM by Limnos
Woodsfan Level 1 (0 points)

I just migrated the contents of my old Macbook Pro to a new iMac. When I log in under the new username that I had to create at setup the new iMac I can access iTunes. However, when I log in under the username from my old computer (whose information I migrated to the new computer) I can't open iTunes & get this message: "The file “iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes. Would you like to download iTunes now?"


The trouble is that when I say yes, it searches for new updates and then says that iTunes is up to date. I can't even open iTunes.


I never imagined that Apple would make it so dificult to migrate information from one to another computer.


My general question is whether or not there is an easy way to merge two usernames? and/or specifically here, How can I access iTunes through my old username?


I think may be I could reinstall iTunes but I don't want to mess things up

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,327 points)

    Try downloading iTunes directly from Apple and update your computer using the download.

  • Woodsfan Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Limnos. I was a bit dubious but it worked like a treat. I downloaded iTunes directly from the Apple website. The thing that is strange is that I was able to use iTunes on this same computer when logging in under another user so iTunes must have been already on the computer. Anyway, now I have music pumping out of the speakers connected to my Airport Express through my old username. Cheers.

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,327 points)

    Sometimes when you migrate, or re-install an operating system, certain components revert to older versions and certain components stay updated.  System Updater may only be looking at your receipts file which says you have installed the newest but in reality you have since brought over some older component which prevents the actual running of iTunes.  The manual installer makes sure all is up to date.