can't open itunes after reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by katelmesser, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. katelmesser macrumors newbie

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    #1
    OK, trying to reinstall itunes 7.7v from itunes 8.0v. I installed to later version (7.7) and now it won't open because, "itunes library cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of itunes"! I so regret upgrading! Can anyone help!!??
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    It won't open the library file due to you having upgraded. Why have you downgraded?

    You can either upgrade back to iTunes 8 or you can sort of work around this problem although it will cause you to lose playcounts/playlists.

    Open up iTunes while pressing option. Create New Library and then import the song files.

    If you decided to later upgrade back to iTunes 8 and want to get your original library back press option when opening iTunes and select the previous library.
     

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