|Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 AM||#1|
How do I downgrade from iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7?
Sorry for the people that like this new version of iTunes, but I don't like it at all. While it has some new interesting features and a newer look; it took away the cover flow. Cover flow was the only way I viewed the content on my iTunes. And I simply must have it back.
So if anyone happens to know how to downgrade it back to 10.7. Please do share how to do so.
I don't have the previous version backed up as such. But I never updated to iTunes 11 on my Macbook pro (only my iMac desktop)
|Dec 2, 2012, 12:01 AM||#2|
it's much quicker if you go to iTunes\AboutiTunes\Revert to previous version. Hey, go command line dude!
this works and avoids Terminal if you choose so
see bogoss post #6, then vid to rename itl
2010 21.5 iMac base
Last edited by macdoofus; Dec 2, 2012 at 02:19 AM.
|Dec 2, 2012, 01:19 PM||#3|
iTunes 11 upgrade to 10.7
iTunes 11 upgrade to 10.7
A collection of hints mashed together that enabled me to restore iTunes 10.7 with everything working as before.
- download iTunes 10.7 http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1576 (look for download button on right side of page)
Via iTunes store>account drop down de-authorise computer you installed iTunes 11 on.
Delete iTunes 11 via Terminal ($ is the command prompt don't type in $ only what follows)
Close iTunes and iTunes Helper (might not be running but still go ahead)
$ killall iTunes
$ killall "iTunes Helper"
Switch to an admin account in terminal
$ su ADMIN_NAME
Be careful type the file path exactly as shown
$ sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app/
- start pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com) and drag "install itunes" to it
- select install itunes.pkg and click install in toolbar
- press replace when asked if "duplicate, update, do nothing or erase" and don't ask again
Restore old iTunes library
IMPORTANT After installation option-click launch (HOLD DOWN OPTION KEY when you launch iTunes) iTunes 10.7. it will then ask you to choose library navigate to Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries and select your last (most recent) iTunes.itl file.
iTunes asks to restore devices to factory default or remove purchases (delete iTunesCDB)
I did as you said and was able to rescue my library, however, iTunes keeps telling me to connect all my iPhones and iPads and restore them to factory default.
I found a solution to this, you have to delete a file called iTunesCDB off the device (no you don't need to be jailbroken to be able to do this). I used ifunbox app based on a post I found that recommended it. After I deleted that file, iTunes 10.7 was able to see my iPad again.
http://www.i-funbox.com (Windows and Mac)
if you use ifunbox, it is under "raw filesystem" /iTunes_Control/iTunes/ and the file name is "iTunesCDB"
|Dec 2, 2012, 05:40 PM||#4|
I'm on windows 7 and have installed itunes 11 but it doesnt work. It won't even open.
Think there will be any issue with simply uninstalling and reinstalling 10.7?
Apple has been ridiculous lately.
|itunes 10.7, itunes 11|
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