7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2013 8:45 AM by turingtest2
AitkenT Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded to the latest version of iTunes when prompted but next time I reooted my  laptop it saif there was a confiuration issue and prompted me to revert the changes, which I did.


Now the laptop works fine but I can no longer get into iTunes as i get the following message


"iTunes Library.itl cannot be read because it was created by a newer verion of iTunes"


I have a HP Probook running Windows 7




iPhone 4, Windows 7, iTUNES
  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,033 points)

    Upgrade iTunes again, or revert to the previous version of your library. In the Previous iTunes Libraries folder should be a number of dated iTunes Library files. Take the most recent of these and copy it into the iTunes folder. Rename iTunes Library.itl as iTunes Library (Corrupt).itl and then rename the restored file as iTunes Library.itl. Start iTunes. Should all be good.





  • Bunnygirl76 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got my old hardrive out of my old pc and am now using it as an external hardrive, but I haven't got a clue how to get anything up. Everything keeps asking for auth, my pics won't show, but more to the point, I can't get my iTunes to anywhere where there it is called iTunes library.itl. I have surched believe me, it's just not in there. I'm getting sick to death of this. Why can it not be simple. I can't play my iTunes even though my pc is auth, as my husband is on another user acc and uses his I get a stuip message that I have to wait 90days, my iPhone will not sync without me loosing all my music on there (which I no longer have) as it says I'm already logged into another pc or something like that. The bloody thing is dead. So basicly my iTunes is worthless. I can't do bugger all on it. I will never buy another apple product again! If I knew more than basics I may be able to do something, but these instructuions are not very user friendly to beginers. Please help me!!!!!

  • Brisgirl Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you turingtest2, this was exactly what I needed! A very straightforward answer :-)

  • Sound Is Vibration 0_0 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, thank turingtest2 ! You are a gentleman and a scholar. 

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,033 points)

    You're welcome.



  • skyshade13 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have any idea on what to do when this appears on a Mac? My Itunes still opens, but now the play, forward, and backward buttons on the laptop won't work.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,033 points)

    The roll back process is the same on Mac. As to why iTunes isn't processing the "media keys" I'm not sure offhand where that is controlled from on a Mac. With Windows I have a script called MediaKeyProcessing that can reveal/change the current state. I've only just acquired a Mac so I don't yet know it the same thing is possible.