iTunes 10.6 Crash

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  1. lkjhgfdsaqwerty macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'll try to explain this as best I can.

    I got on my computer this morning and opened iTunes, and it opened perfectly, but then I scrolled down, and it crashed, so I opened it again, scrolled, crash.

    I have done this about eight times, and I'm furious, i have restarted my computer, still, crash.

    PLEASE HELP
     
  2. npc145 macrumors newbie

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    You are far from alone.
    Best solution is to revert back to iTunes 10.5.3 (previous version)
     
  3. lkjhgfdsaqwerty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I do this without losing all my files?
     
  4. npc145 macrumors newbie

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    Here is what I followed. This was posted on the Apple support boards.

    This brought me back to iTunes 10.5.3 without any problems.

    1. Quit iTunes (if it hasn't already quit itself)
    2. Go to /Applications/ and click iTunes.app
    3. Press command + I to get info
    4. Edit the permissions so everyone has read/write access
    5. Move iTunes 10.6 to the trash
    6. Go to ~/Music/iTunes (or wherever your iTunes library is stored)
    7. Copy iTunes Library.itl to your desktop to be safe (delete it when you
    finish the process, this is your 10.6 library which you may still want if
    you can't fix iTunes after this)
    8. Go to ~/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries/ and copy the file that
    was created closest to today (in my case, it was one from about an
    hour before I installed 10.6); the old library you're copying is your
    iTunes 10.5.3 library
    9. Paste it in ~/Music/iTunes
    10. Rename the file to iTunes Library.itl
    11. Go to ~/Library/Preferences and delete everything that starts with
    com.apple.iTunes
    12. Download the iTunes 10.5.3 disk image from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1426 find the link near the bottom of the page for: Download iTunes 10.5.3 for OS X here: iTunes 10.5.3 for OS X
    13. Install iTunes 10.5.3; it should load the older library you just copied to
    your iTunes folder
    14. Open iTunes
    15. Play a victory song and wait for 10.6.1 so you don't have to do this again
     
  5. lkjhgfdsaqwerty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, BUT, I downloaded the disk image, or whatever, and I went to install itunes 10.5.3 and it said i couldn't install it to the hard drive because I had installed a later version
     
  6. lkjhgfdsaqwerty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oops, i fortgot to delete itunes 10.6, haha, i did that, but now it wont load my ituneslibrary.itl because it was created by a "later version" and the only one i could use was from like, a year ago
     
  7. npc145 macrumors newbie

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    make sure that your ituneslibrary.itl file is in your iTunes folder.
     
  8. lkjhgfdsaqwerty thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. dfordice macrumors newbie

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    iTunes Library.itl file restore

    I found it better to restore the most recent version of the iTunes Library.itl file from TimeMachine rather than use the one from the Previous iTunes Libraries folder. More up to date.
     
  12. digger1649 macrumors newbie

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    Worked!

    Worked! Thanks! And shame on Apple for itunes 10.6!
     
  13. NotAnotherSN macrumors member

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    I don't have a "Previous iTunes Library" folder, what should I do?
     

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