3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 4:24 AM by turingtest2
decdec Level 1 Level 1

This new itunes is awful, is there a way back to the old version or do I now need to move back to windows media. It is hopless if you you want to actually play music on your PC.


Also does every down load have to go to MP4 format and show i clound. My car only plays MP3 so have to copy and delete after every down load.And I dont do i cloud.


No wonder Samsung is gaining ground, Apple have gone the same way as Sony did with thier music, and look what happened to them.


any help appreciated.

MP3 not MP4
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6

    This should help you get iTunes to look more like it did

    ALT shows the menu bar temporarily

    CTRL+B show/hide menu bar

    CTRL+S show/hide side bar

    CTRL+/ show/hide status bar


    To make search more like it was, click on magnifying glass in search bar and uncheck "search entire library"


    If that's not good enough:

    iTunes 10,7 download

    64 bit


    32 bit



    You have to uninstall iTunes first, then you will need to recover the backup library from the previous iTunes libraries folder, see


  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    You can restore much of the look & feel of the previous version with these shortcuts:

    • Ctrl+B to turn on the menu bar
    • Ctrl+S to turn on the sidebar (your device should be listed here as before)
    • Ctrl+/ to turn on the status bar
    • Click the magnifying glass top right and untick Search Entire Library to restore the old search behaviour
    • Use View > Hide <Media Kind> in the cloud or Edit > Preferences > Store and untick Show iTunes in the cloud purchases to hide the cloud items. The second method eliminates the cloud status column (and may let iTunes start up more quickly)


    Should you still feel the need to roll back to iTunes 10.7 first download a copy of the 32 bit installer or 64 bit installer as appropriate, uninstall iTunes and suppporting software, i.e. Apple Application Support & Apple Mobile Device Support. Reboot. Restore the pre-upgrade version of your library database as per the diagram below, then install iTunes 10.7.




    See iTunes Folder Watch for a tool to scan the media folder and catch up with any changes made since the backup file was created.



  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    If you'd prefer to purchase media in mp3 format use Amazon...