1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 6:04 PM by turingtest2
ljbnstl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can someone please tell me how I can find and reinstall the original/old version of iTunes. I do NOT like the newer versions.

Many thanks.


AppleTV 2, iOS 6.0.1
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (61,250 points)

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

    • ALT to temporarily display the menu bar
    • CTRL+B to show or hide the menu bar
    • CTRL+S to show or hide the sidebar
    • CTRL+/ to show or hide the status bar (won't hide for me on Win XP)
    • 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)
    • If you don't like having different coloured background & text in the Album view use Edit > Preferences > General and untick Use custom colours for open albums, movies, etc.

     

    If 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 supporting 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.

     

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    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.

     

    tt2