can't open itunes after reinstall

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

  1. katelmesser macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    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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