Will updating to itunes 12 make my library unusable to the previous version?

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  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I recently upgraded to the public beta and before I update to iTunes 12, I was wondering if by any chance doing so would make my iTunes library inaccessible to iTunes 11 if I were to choose to downgrade back to mavericks?
     
  2. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it would, I also don't know why you would go back to Mavericks for
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, once an iTunes library has been upgraded, it cannot be used by an older version of iTunes.
     
  4. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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    iTunes 12 creates a backup of your old library when it creates a new one. New one cannot be opened with 11 but you can always delete the new one and start using the old one, again.
     
  5. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's BETA software.:cool: Nasty things can happen.

    And to the other repliers, I thanks for the heads up. Im afraid I'll have to give it serious thought to upgrading iTunes then.
     
  6. benji888 macrumors 68000

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    I can attest to this, I had some issues with movie playback, deleted itunes 12 and downloaded the latest itunes 11, I tried to use it, but it would not open because the itunes library was from a newer version...but, now have 12 on my mac and working fine for now.
     
  7. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I didn't quite got that. What exactly was it that you did ?
     
  8. fheusel macrumors newbie

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    You could use my instructions to run iTunes 12 under Mavericks if you choose to downgrade from Yosemite: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=19401687&postcount=7
     
  9. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

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    You can use newer version library on mavericks by deleting a file, I forgot the name of which. But I successfully reversed to mavericks without breaking anything in my 100+G iTunes library. Try to google it.
     
  11. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Your "iTunes library" is literally just 1 file that tells itunes where everything is at....

    You can ALWAYS make a backup and revert without issues.

    This is why everyone nips at people using beta stuff without a backup, because having a backup makes solving issues so ********* easy.
     
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