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  • SabrinaZak Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, I'm trying not to freak out but I am because I lost my ENTIRE 10,000+ music library! I followed your guys instructions and downlaoded 10.7 but when launching it I got the same error message. Then I deleted like mcrox suggested the iTunes Library.itl. Then 10.7 was able to open but my music all gone. Any and all help would be appreciated, I now am able to open both versions 10.7 and 11 but no music in neither. I'm really annoyed with this new update and really wanted to downgrade back because it was impossible to navigate, I didn't even understand how to move songs into playlists.

    Please any advice is very necessary at this point, what do I do???

  • SabrinaZak Level 1 Level 1

    I also haven't set up time machine so wasn't able to do what Gregory Frost suggested!

  • SabrinaZak Level 1 Level 1

    Ok thank goodness, I figured it out and found my library which I was able to open with itunes 11 but I would really love to downgrade back to 10.7, can anyone please help me do this without losing my music library?!?

  • jondear Level 1 Level 1

    Downloaded iTunes 10.7 and tried backgrading, but it says a newer version of iTunes can't be replaced. I also can't remove the iTunes 11 from the Applications folder, as it says it's required by the system, and I can't alter the name or move it to another folder, because it's locked, and won't allow me to unlock it.


    Any ideas? I'm the admin on this mac.





  • zanne101 Level 1 Level 1

    Did anyone else use the YouTube instructions mentioned an an earlier post?  I haven't done it yet, but it looks logical.


    When I'm ready to do this, this is the instruction I'm going to try first.

  • Smackiepipe Level 1 Level 1

    Check out this link in MacRumors, Jon.



    Yesterday I tried to backtrack using some of the ideas floated here, and still ran into problems - half my purchased music wouldn't play, couldn't authorize it, couldn't deauthorize/authorize my computer.


    The solution at the link I've posted worked perfectly for me today. Took about 15-20 minutes - which included downloading/installing AppZapper and Pacifist first.


    Good luck!

  • katalinhopkins Level 1 Level 1

    Check this out: download pacifist and use that to restore 10.7.  I just did it, it works great. install all 3 parts of the dmg....


    I did the same thing: had to roll back to itunes 10.7

    I hate the new iTunes, Apple managed to "dumb" the software down so much it is barely usable!!!!  Can't show duplicates, Genius can't show a detailed list view, and the currently playing list is only in a popup: ***!!!

    anyhow: I followed the instructions on that link and it solved my issues....


    I had replaced all files during the reinstall of itunes 10.7


    I pray that apple figures out how insulting the itunes 11 is to any customer with 2 brain cells and restore all advanced functionality and let us decide on how the interface should look like.....arghh...what a headache

  • DrTrishy Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much! I, like others, did the update without realising how terrible the new iTunes could be. I simply don't have the time or headspace for dealing with a completely redesigned app and think it appalling that Apple could just change the UI so dramatically.  Having followed the Macrumors thread and made sure to restore the old library file, I am back in 10.7 heaven.  Phew.

  • motsaball Level 1 Level 1

    I agree that the newest i-tunes version is horrible!!!  After 3 days of stress, strife, trial and error here's how I reverted to an earlier version.


    Go to MUSIC files.

    Copy entire I-tunes library to another file (name it what ever you choose)

    Delete the I-tunes files


    Go to Remove Programs

    Delete anything that has an Apple ext.


    Go to Google

    Search for "reload older version of I-tunes"

    Select the vs. that you want with an Apple ext.

    Proceed to install it

    At the end of the installation process you will be asked a question that I can't remember but when you respond your all of the items that were your I-tunes library will be loaded into the vs. that you just installed.


    Best of Luck to you!

  • Lyricalgoddesss Level 1 Level 1

    yes same thing happened to me!


    "When I try to go back to 10.7 I get an error saying " iTunes can't be installed on this disk. A newer version of iTunes is already installed"  Has anyone else this? I haven't seen anywhere to uninstall the new version"


    help, i hate hate hate the new itunes 11!!! i want my old one back!

  • frederickfrombuckie Level 1 Level 1

    this is how i am going to revert


    1) Save your music to another location.


    2) delete itunes


    3) download what ever itunes version you prefer


    4) import your music into your downloaded version of itunes


    hpoe this works for you


    5 i have a pc not a mac


    its time apple were more open and integrated with the real world on all their products jobbs is dead so ahould be his ego

  • Tyhonpholus Level 1 Level 1

    Hey guys I'm on windows and I know it's not the right forum and all that but I'm just wondering how I can maintain my library because it has been a lot of days and I REALLY value every bit of data my current library includes.


    So my question is how can I revert to 10.7 without losing any data from my current 11 library?

  • nondescriptman Level 1 Level 1

    iTunes 11 s.u.c.k.s so bad... that's it for me! I'll use iTune 10.7 for as long as I can and then switch to something else... Apple has done it once again!

  • Raraming Level 1 Level 1

    HATE stupid..

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