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  • Ilford1973 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a problem with reverting to 10.7 that I haven't seen an answer to yet. My newest 'Previous Library' folder is over a year old (That's a lot of music 15,000+ songs). Can I just delete the 'iTunes Library.itl' then install 10.7 and somehow re-import my entire library? (52,000 songs)

  • bmitchelltool Level 1 (0 points)

    Revertion to 10.7 successful!!!!   I have to agree with the 99% who HATE 11.0.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,043 points)

    It's not the date of the Previous iTunes Libraries folder that matters, but the dated library files inside. There should be one dated the day you upgraded to iTunes 11. If not you may be looking in the wrong Previous iTunes Libraries folder. If you moved your library to an external drive then it might be there for example.



  • bmbradshaw Level 1 (0 points)

    Holy Crappola, THANK YOU!!!!!!! That is what I was looking for!!!!!

  • mimignz74 Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed 11 and I copied a CD to my computer and put into my library on my computer, but how do i add it to my IPAD2 and why do i have more songs on my ipad then in my library if i sync all the tiime?

  • Changtent Level 1 (0 points)

    Ditto!!  I HATE iTunes 11.  I had just finished installing a new hard drive with a clean Windows 7-64 install.  When I checked iTunes, there was the new v11.  Like an idiot, I thought it would be just another good update.  It totally *****!!!  Some of my purchased songs are linked to an older email address that I haven't used for 2 years.  iTunes 11 won't let me play them even though I have long been authorized with my newer email, and changed it back then, legitimately through my Apple iTunes account.  What's going on APPLE????

    PS: I also had installed the new Windows 8 and it too TOTALLY ***** for an enthusiast level, high end desktop computer!  Might be okay for phones and toy computers but terrible for anyone that can type and use a mouse on a serious system.  Windows 8 really clunky, just like iTunes 11.  Formatted and went back to Windows 7.

  • Ilford1973 Level 1 (0 points)

    tt2, thanks for your suggestions but I think I did it as suggested. The Previous Libraries folder is on another hard drive. I uninstalled 11, then renamed the original 'iTunes Library.itl' to 'iTunes Library.itl.old' then copied a folder from Previous Libraries to the original location of 'iTunes Library.itl' then renamed the copied folder to 'iTunes Library.itl' then restarted, then installed iTunes 10.7 then got the pop-up "iTunes cannot read your Library because it was created by a newer verdion of iTunes". I have tried this process with three different old libraries from the Previous Libraries folder. The oldest, the newest and one in the middle with the same result each time. I have checked my entire computer just in case there was another sneaky iTunes folder lurking somewhere (including all external hard drives) and there isn't. I'm very close to putting my foot through the computer and sending Apple the bill. This is my fifth day of doing not much else except trying to get 10.7 back. What is most galling is that it's the people that care most about their iTunes Libraries that are the most hacked off and Apple are just shrugging and hinting that we are OCD. Might even just get all my CD's out of the loft and dust off the stereo...

  • MJPetrisko Level 1 (0 points)

    I could deal with the new layout (I guess), but I am now getting a runtime C error when I try to search


    I found that adding the menu and status bar helps me fill the gap.  The only advantage I seem to see is speed.  (Hoping that isn't wishful thinking.


    Is there a way you can see the albums in a list format?  It is a pain trying to clean up 8000 albums with the huge a$$ icons.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,043 points)

    Try the Artists view, closest to the old Album List format which I preferred.



  • cx1designs77 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, thanks again! 10.7, is installed, and working properly.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,043 points)

    You're welcome.


    It's growing on me, but it still feels unpolished and while it might even be better for listening to a well organised collection it isn't quite as easy for doing the actual organising.



  • MaxBuck Level 1 (0 points)

    turingtest, I'd be able to follow your directions, perhaps, if I had a way to actually read the picture you included with your first post.  Sadly I cannot; double-clicking the picture does nothing, and it remains too small to read.  Consequently I am stuck.  I have two choices: use the new iTunes, in which my subscribed podcasts refuse to update with new releases, or remain with the old one, in which I can't open files.


    What a cluster-bleep Apple has initiated with its poorly-conceived update of iTunes.  I think I'll quit using my iPod altogether and simply start to use my Android phone.  It's not worth the grief.  Goodness knows my new iPod Shuffle will probably only last another 12 months anyway; that seems to be their expected longevity.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,043 points)

    Does this link work? It basically says:


    1. Rename the current iTunes Library.itl as iTunes Library (Corrupt).itl
    2. Copy the most recent .itl file from the Previous iTunes Libraries folder
    3. Paste into the main iTunes folder and rename as iTunes Library.itl


    Personally my podcasts are updating on demand with iTunes 11.



  • spplussix Level 1 (0 points)

    All I want to do is move playlists or even single songs onto my iphone. Why won't Itunes 11 let me do it! So frustrating. I hate this upgrade!

  • gandhi13 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you click view>show sidebar it's pretty much the same thing

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