iTunes 10 back to iTunes 9... Lost library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by toobizy, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. toobizy macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    I loved the Genius Recommendation Panel on iTunes 9 and found lots of new songs and artists when using it.
    I cannot believe Apple removed it from iTunes 10 and replaced it with a social networking site with the awful title "Ping" :(
    So I replaced iTunes 9 last night, only to find that it wouldn't accept my iTunes library. I managed to reload the songs, but I have lost all my playlists, star ratings, play counts, etc. Its all gone.
    Is there any way of fooling iTunes 9 into accepting the newer libraries created by iTunes 10?
    Please help. Thanks.
  2. dknightd macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2004
    look in your iTunes folder. There should be a folder called previous libraries (or something like that). Inside that previous libraries folder you will find the last itunes library from before you upgraded to 10. Copy that file back into the iTunes folder (renaming it if needed). D
    o this when itunes is not running. That should get you back to where you were before the upgrade.
  3. toobizy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    Thank you so much dknightd. Your solution worked a treat.

    (I hope Apple bring back the genius panel in a future version of iTunes).


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