How to find my iTunes Library?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bannview, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. bannview macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hi there,
    Looking for some advice as to how to find my iTunes library as I just installed iLife 08 with iTunes in the package but when I click on iTunes to load it up it comes back with this message " The file iTunes Library cannot be read because it was created with by a newer version of iTunes". Don`t understand this. Now when I go into iDVD to create a new DVD and click on `audio` I can see my old list of iTunes. Anyone know how I could go about finding this and bringing this into the new iTunes 8 which was loaded with iLife 8.

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated as I`m almost 70 years old and not quite up to speed you might say. My problem re this is a lot of the library songs which were on iLIfe 6 version of iTunes belong to my daughter who does not have the internet so she comes over and uses mine for her iTunes downloads.
    Thanks in anticipation.
  2. dwright1974 macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2007
    Hi Ian

    Sounds like you need to download and reinstall iTunes.

    If you run Software Update (from the :apple: menu) and it should prompt you to install iTunes 10, or go to and download it from there.

    Your iTunes library is located in your home folder,, so if your User name was Ian it would be in:

    Ian -> Music -> iTunes -> iTunes Music


    - D
  3. bannview thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hi there,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I thought I had replied to thank you for your reply but must have done something wrong. Hope it works this time.

    Well, I did as you suggested and found the file o.k. but the message I`m still getting when I try to open it is this " The file "iTunes Library" cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes. I previously had iTunes 6 until yesterday when I installed iTunes 8. The reason for iTunes 8 as opposed to the newer versions is that I have an iMac G5 and my G5 is fully compatible with iTunes 8 in all respects.
    The question I have is still this should I go back or can I go back and reinstall iLife 6 or is their someway I can just get iTunes 6 separately and then see if my library returns.
    Once again many thanks for your help - really appreciated.

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