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BlackAbbott Level 1 (0 points)

I installed the latest version of iTunes and I can't stand it.  I want to revert back to the last version.  Instead of having a menu to the left where ALL my info is listed, I have to click through drop downs to get what I want and back again.  I also don't like the fact that coverflow is removed as it was my most used view.  How do I go about reinstalling an older version like 10.7?


And also... I noticed about 3 albums I bought digitally yesterday and imported are not found within the iTunes interface but they are listed in my root directory.  So I have to reimport?  How?  WTH?  I don't understand.  Everything was fine until this upgrade.

Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • BobbyG007 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fully agree with you it seems that we lost what we enjoy with the old version and can not get it back!!!!!!!

  • zanne101 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too, want to get the previous version of iTunes.  I have been playing around with this new version for hours and I HATE IT!  I am so frustrated.  When I double click on an album, it doesn't play or plays only one song (even if I go up to the menu bar and click on "play album".  It won't shuffle the songs on the album, nor can I have the album repeat.  The controls are screwy and I ended up with misc songs that I never downloaded personally - had to dump those.

    Apple supposedly held this new update until they were sure it was complete - looks like a version of their Maps problem - Apple is getting very slopp.  And the fact that we don't have an option to revert is really POing me big time.

    Other companies allow you to download previous versions of their products, why can't Apple do this?  I was an early adopter of Apple 30 years ago, but I'm starting to get really tired of the way they do things lately.

    Maybe Google will come out with equipment that has some real software behind it (but then again, Google does some screwy stuff too).

  • BlackAbbott Level 1 (0 points)

    I found a link with 10.7 iTunes.  I removed all current iTunes 11 files and tried to reinstall.  It boots up but I get error messages 42408 and it says it could not complete the iTunes store request.  I've had little problems here and there in the past with Apple but they are getting ridiculous and self righteous with their success in limiting functionality of apps and customization of upgrades.  These are the same reasons why I left PC 10 years ago to use Apple. How the tides are turning.

  • Michael Teel Level 1 (135 points)

    I've been a Mac User since 1967. I almost gave up on them during the final throws of System 7. Since System 10 I've been an avid Apple Advocate but I've been concerned as I've watched the strategic system moves Apple has made with the successive the releases of iOS. I understand your concern and share it.

  • zanne101 Level 1 (0 points)

    1967?  Were you in a garage with Steve and Woz?

  • Troy Santi Level 1 (45 points)

    @MTeel...I'm assuming you mean 1976 given that Apple wasn't even around in 1967 and Steve Jobs was only 12 at the time.

  • Michael Teel Level 1 (135 points)

    @TSanti, Yeah, darn that dyslexia 

  • Michael Teel Level 1 (135 points)

    I used this process to go back. It was easy. Only catch to instructions: you may have to Option Launch iTunes 10.7 and then locate your Previous Version Library for it to run successfully as iTunes 11 recreates your old Library. Fortunately, it also saves your old Libary in a Previous Version folder.

  • Gregory Frost Level 1 (50 points)

    I used the same process, but the result is an error when I try to open iTunes 10.7: "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?"


    And we all know what that's going to give me... (quiet "aaaarrrgh")



  • Gregory Frost Level 1 (50 points)


    Resolved the above issue by going into Time Machine, finding the "iTunes Library.itl" file in the most recent backup. It's in your UserName>Music>iTunes folder, and restoring that specific file to the same folder location on the current machine, replacing the new one. I "lost" music transferred into iTunes since that TM backup, which was minor. Otherwise, all seems fine.  But I'm hanging onto the 10.7 dmg file and a backup of that .itl file just in case...



  • BlackAbbott Level 1 (0 points)

    I would rather reimport my library than endure the hassle of navigating iTunes 11.  Thank you very much!  Glad to have it back!

  • mcrox Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes yes! After much frustration trying other methods I got 10.7 back and working flawlessly. Your suggested process worked great.. I only had to delete the "iTunes Library.itl" file and launch 10.7 which inserted a new file. Thanks!

    macbook pro

    osx 10.6.8

  • sckeith Level 1 (0 points)

    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





    2012 iMac27

  • storkdoc Level 1 (0 points)

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