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  • cx1designs77 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nevermind. I see by the diagram, you're on Windows. I'm on a Mac, and there are about 15 steps just to uninstall iTunes! Was hoping you knew an easier way. I see what your saying, about the previous library. I just select an older version of .itl, before 10.7, rename it, then install 10.7, and it will upgrade that library file, to the current 10.7 version.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,886 points)

    Yes. The most recently dated version should be the state of the library immediately before the upgrade to iTunes 11. If that happened to be a 10.3 library iTunes will update it to the 10.7 layout. If it was a 10.7 library iTunes will start normally.

     

    tt2

  • cx1designs77 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great. Thanks!

  • Calchick Level 1 (10 points)

    OK have another idea, if I have another computer, can I just delete the itunes 11 and not worry about the music library- then install the older version.  Then, SHARE the library from other computer to reinstall all my music?  that sounds way easier to me.  I think I would mess somethng up the other way! 

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,886 points)

    The process really isn't that hard.

     

    Uninstall some software

    Rename some files

    Install some software

    Err... that's it.

     

    If you share your exisiting library to a new computer, then it will still want to upgrade to iTunes 11. If you share your media only then you lose ratings, playlists, play counts and when you want to sync your devices (if you have any) iTunes will want to wipe and reload the content.

     

    tt2

  • Calchick Level 1 (10 points)

    thanks! 

  • Ilford1973 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have read through every post I can find to uninstall the totally xxxxed iTunes11 and reinstall 10.7 I followed the instructions. Copied and renamed a previous iTunes Library.itl etc   Uninstalled 11 found a 64bit iTines 10.7, however, I am getting the dreaded 'Cannot read iTunes Library as it was created by a newer version of iTunes' I'm on Windows 7, anyone know where I went wrong?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,886 points)

    Try the next oldest .itl file. You should not rename files until after iTunes 11.0 has been removed.

     

    tt2

  • wowspring Level 1 (0 points)

    I was having the same problem until I deleted the iTunes file it said it couldn't read. It then took a while to figure out how to import my saved, renamed older file. Under File, I don't think Add File or Folder to Library worked but it did work under Library > Import Playlist. Hope that helps.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,886 points)

    You don't import the old file. You put the older renamed .itl file where the one you want to replace used to be. If you don't put the file there iTunes will create a new blank library for you. My guess is that you imported the .xml file.

     

    tt2

  • wowspring Level 1 (0 points)

    You may be right. I don't remember, I was just getting frustrated that adding a file or folder wasn't working and something else did. I got everything back except some album covers which took a little while to replace.

  • wowspring Level 1 (0 points)

    So glad to have iTunes 10.7 back. 11 really does suck!

  • merryme Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks silversurfers

  • darryl1956 Level 1 (0 points)

    I went through the same thing having presumably upgraded to 11 only to find out it was a piece

    of junk. I simply uninstalled 11 from control panel and did a system restore and

    Windows restored 10.7 .

  • truelies Level 1 (0 points)

    I will rollback tomorrow, I will sell Apple stock also. This is really crap.

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