iTunes Book Library Gone!

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  1. sarakn, Oct 16, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014

    sarakn macrumors 6502a

    sarakn

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    :mad:

    When I got my macbook last year, I hated that iTune and iBooks were separate so I used the hack found her to get rid of iBooks so I can manage my books in iTunes.

    Well, I just updated to Yosemite today and that trick no longer works. In fact, I had forgotten about it until I had already updated. Well, I've removed iBooks, but when I go to the new and ugly iTunes, I can't find the book tab.

    Also, it seems my entire book library is gone. Maybe I'm not quite ready to face the facts or I'm glad I have Time Machine, but shouldn't I be panicking or something?:D

    ETA:
    I just checked my Itunes folder and my books are there. How do I get them back as they were?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't. iTunes 12 no longer has that ability. You must use iBooks.
     
  3. sarakn, Oct 16, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014

    sarakn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    noooooooooo!

    So I deleted iBooks earlier, but it's not in the app store. How can I get this back? thx.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Reinstall Mac OS X or restore it from a backup.
     
  5. moxx macrumors newbie

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    I updated iTunes to 12 but still with Mavericks (I used the trick to get rid of iBooks months ago). iTunes 12 actually manages ebooks : menu presentation (in French. It's the 4th on the left), more/audiobooks. This works for ebooks as well.
     
  6. sarakn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarakn

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    Found the fix!

    Found a solution for Yosemite that puts Books back into iTunes and reconverts the files back to meaningful names in iTunes folder.

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/23542460#23542460


     

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