Anyone has link to the latest version of iTunes 8, I don't like 9

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lelegitl, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. lelegitl macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Thanks a lot! Both Mac and Windows would be nice
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I believe that iTunes is going to have some issue with the library being updated to iTunes 9 and then trying to go back down....
  3. lelegitl thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
  4. aznkid25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
  5. rubenarthe macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    Found it today!

    I've found this at Apple Discussions web:
    We must thanks GangstaPenguin!!!

    Posted by: GangstaPenguin
    Registered: Sep 12, 2009
    Re: Downgrading iTunes 9 to 8
    Posted: Sep 12, 2009 2:45 PM

    Actually, downgrading is an option.

    1) Quit iTunes.

    2) Delete iTunes from your Applications folder.

    3) Go to your ~/Music/iTunes folder. Delete or rename the "iTunes Library" file.

    4) Open the "Previous iTunes Libraries" folder and look for the backup of your old pre-9 library; it should be dated at about the time you first ran iTunes 9. Copy it back out to the ~/Music/iTunes folder, and rename it to "iTunes Library".

    6) Go to and download iTunes 8.2.1. The page says it's for G3, but the Read Me file says it'll run on G4, G5, and Intel too. Open the diskimage and run the installer.

    You should now be able to run iTunes 8.2.1 again.

    And your iTunes will restore to before you upgraded and you won't lose anything.


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