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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 AM   #1
Nerdy Keith
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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)
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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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
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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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 (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
enter password

Be careful type the file path exactly as shown
$ sudo rm -rf /Applications/
enter password
$ exit
close terminal

- start pacifist ( 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. (Windows and Mac)
if you use ifunbox, it is under "raw filesystem" /iTunes_Control/iTunes/ and the file name is "iTunesCDB"
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:40 PM   #4
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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.
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