–> Downgrading is the new Upgrading <–
Coded Narratives – Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez
Yesterday it was the day… I did a new installation of my OS and it happened. iTunes updated to version 11. Shocking! Since its release some month ago I tried to avoid it. It just didn’t fit with my routine how I work with multiple open playlists, sorting in playlists etc… I organize all my music for DJ’ing with Serato Itch in iTunes. So this is really an essential tool for me. Rumours where around, that it’s nearly impossible to downgrade back to 10. But….This is the rough translation of a really useful post at macos-help.de . Thanks to Johannes for sending me this really helpful link! (For me it worked fine, no guarantee so…)
So, here is what to do:
Before you do all the following steps, please go to: previous iTunes library and copy the library you opened before you did the update. (e.g.: Tunes Library 2013-03-30.itl) –
copy this to your desktop and rename it: Tunes Library.itl
replace the file in the iTunes folder.
1. download a version of iTunes 1o.7 [Download]
2. go to the folder –> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks
3. delete this folders:
4. open Terminal and type: (this will delete the actual version of iTunes)
- sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app
5. Now open the DMG of the just downloaded iTunes 10.7
6. and open iTunes, there will be a message:
–>couldn’t complete cause the file –> iTunes Library.itl was opened already with a newer version of iTunes
the message will not appear if you have already changed the .itl file.
So, thats it. All back to happyness!