How can I get iTunes back to an older state?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iRock1, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    It turns out that as iTunes Match works soooo well (sarcasm :rolleyes:), something got messed up today and I've lost some changes that I recently made to my library (basically some manually introduced metadata and a few Playlists that I created).

    The thing is, how can I get iTunes back to a previous (recent) state?

    So far all the tutorials that I've found recommend to access User/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries. The problem is that the newest file there is from october. :confused:

    I'm using Time Machine, so I gave it a look from the Menu Bar. What am I supposed to do there? Not sure, but I went to a recent backup (yesterday), looked at the iTunes folder and discovered that its size is not even half of the iTunes folder that I'm currently using. So I guess it's not a complete backup and therefore I shouldn't replace my current iTunes Folder with that previous version of it.

    What should I do?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
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    Go east. (let it sink in)

    Maybe download Pacifist and then pluck iTunes off of the OS disc that came with the Mac, since you surely have that stored in a safe place, right? Then you can partially update iTunes, stopping short of where you encountered the problem.
     

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