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So, I did add drag one iTunesLibrary. Thanks for your help Joe. I am a happy The rollback worked flawlessly, but I am glad that we talked about the external storage. I did have to add to library for the music folders, but that was no big deal. Guys if you are going to try this make sure you have a copy of all of your media folders in case you need to do as I did.
Guys please help support Joe with a donation if he helped you. He was very generous with his time helping me. A valuable resource that I will take advantage of in the future. This revised method worked like a charm! I did NOT like 11 one bit. Back to my comfort zone with Thank you for this tutorial. It only took me less than 7 min from start to finish. Wonder if Apple is going to listen to people and their complaints in future iTunes releases?
Probably not. Just some food for thought. Glad it worked for you. Apple does listen, if enough people lodge complaints, or wanted features. As far as how long it will last, is up to the user. If you turn off auto updates on you Mac and iDevice and can live with being behind on OS features … it can last for a while. Write a letter to the Editor! Maybe Apple reads MacWorld too. Tim … glad it worked for you. Hello again Joe, I just finished the surgery. It worked splendidly! I hope this is at the very least in the ball park of fair or helpful. Hello Joe, I have been looking around quite a bit for exactly what you have here.
Thank you! I have one question that you may have addressed, so please excuse me if you have. We have 3 separate accounts with 3 different libraries on our iMac Will it work to simply do this one at a time, but I assume only doing the downgrade part once, as when I upgraded to iTunes 11 I did it once and all 3 accounts went to Hi … all you have to do is log into one account on the computer, do the complete downgrade, steps Then log into the other accounts, and follow steps on the other 2 accounts, and that should do it for all three accounts.
Joe, this is wonderful thank you. Fixed everything. One minor problem which is easy to fix: When I plugged my iPhone in, iTunes did not recognize it. Once I replaced this number. Thank you so, so much for helping me to downgrade to I was really afraid I would have to go use a PC for all my synching. Hi … go back into your iTunes folder.
If you renamed iTunes Library. It worked fine for me, all the files are here, all the artwork! Good luck to you! Keep up the good work! I successfully downloaded iTunes I followed your instructions quit itunes and add. How can I recover my music? If you followed Steps and then opened iTunes Do a spotlight search on iTunes and see if you find more than one iTunes folder on your HD. If you only have one, check to see if you can find the actual Music folder. Is your music still there? If so, try quitting out of iTunes.
The hold down the Option key while relaunching iTunes. Then navigate to the iTunes folder and select the iTunes Media Folder. Does your music show up? If not as a last resort you can try reimporting your Music, Apps, Movies and other media into iTunes. Happy to hear you were able to sort it out on your own and found multiple iTunes folders. Dragging the old iTunes folder into iTunes is usually a last resort, but it will work. Only problem is you lose all your playlists. There seems to be one problem though. I am not a music collector….
I wonder if it is a duplicate copy and I have another gig of redundant files hidden in my MAC. I hope you can advise me on what it might be. Open iTunes. Open preferences. Click the Advanced tab. See where the new iTunes Library is located. It should be that iTunes folder you need to delete. When you find it, single click on the folder and do a Get Info to see how big it is.
If this is the folder you need to trash, do so. Let me know how you make out. I did a Time machine back up and restored everything never did this before but it worked. Then I started Step 17 and when the I still need to figure out if this is the main reason for the enormous amount of audio memory. I made a donation to you Joe…money well spent. I might need to ask you how to do this for my 2 ipads and iPhone when I have the time and nerve to try this again.
I will make my complaints to Apple. It is great to have people like you out there—thanks!! Joe, is there another way to donate? Hence my question. But you can always send me a check, payable to Joe Streno. That will work too. Look at the About page for my address. Oh man, thank you so much. I was going crazy for hours on end and thought I would have to suck it up and remove my whole movie library. Turns out that Itunes 11 not only has a different lay out but has a complete different way of handling movies added as reference files.
I would have to readd and tag half of my movie collection. You have saved me so much grief. By the way this works for a downgrade for Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Yes you could but … you would have to drag your previous iTunes folder to the desktop before starting iTune Then you could import all the music. Thanks for the explanations, worked great!!!!! Step 16 — when I do this it says there is already a file with that name, pick another. Stopped in my tracks! Rather than delete it, drag it to your desktop, just incase you decide or need to go back to iTune Then follow Step If your previous iTunes Library file had the.
Step 15 refers to this file. Is that correct? So I deleted the file above and rebooted, and now have Thanks so much. When Apple gets around to fixing iTunes 11 I will be a late adopter. As an Apple shareholder I am pissed at yet another misfire by management. Apple Maps was bad enough. Greg … glad that it worked out for you! Now I see them all the time! I may have to abandon 11 until improvements are made. I do hate the new search interface too. Joe, the Pacifist downgrade worked like a charm. Except for one thing. Every time I open My firewall settings were fine.
I even deleted the iTunes entry to try to refresh it with a new entry once iTunes was opened again. My fix was to simply reinstall iTunes I made a donation to you for your help. Wish it could be more. Happy Holidays! As long as an iTunes reinstall fixed it, that works for me. So thanks for the info. And also thanks for the donation! I definitely value my privacy and do what I can to prevent any software from being installed without my consent.
How would I check to see if I have a program like Little Snitch hanging around? I did find this Apple Support thread, that talk about just that: Great system! VERY frustrating. Finally realized it comes in the weekly auto updates! I realized that I can agree to which updates I want to run, so that makes life simple!! Thanks for your help! Hey Joe. Plug in your iPhone via USB. Select the device in iTunes. Under Summary, if Sync by WiFi is checked, uncheck it, then run a sync. See if that works. Hope that fixes things. I always found that restarting the computer, cycling the phone and using USB got everything talking again.
It really seems to crop up if a WiFi sync gets interrupted. Great work, Joe — I followed your instructions using Pacifist and it worked perfectly! So glad to have iTunes I have about 30 of them and would chuck my mac out the window if they are gone. Preferably I would use the Pacifist version…. As long as you have a backup of your iTunes folder from before your iTunes 11 install you should be fine.
Hundreds of people, literally, have done the downgrade with no problems. If you are not sure of any of this. If she does have a TimeMachine backup, run it once before starting any of this. No harm no foul … you get at least points for trying. Do the Pacifist method above. Once you open iTunes, her library will be back to the state it was before the iTunes 11 update. And you sir, get many points with your mother-in-law.
I updated to iTunes 11 for a 3rd or 4th time, trying to see if I could tolerate it, and decided finally, NO more! But I had already added new music. I went to my music folder did a search on any new files dated after my last iTunes upgrade.
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I then I did what I just explained … things are woking fine again. Hope it all works out for you. Gonna give it a try, if it works there will be a reward coming your way! I will have to recreate my playlists. Then I got reading some posts all over the internet and had a flash of insight. I opened the Get Info and set it to bit, reopened still worked and then upgraded to iT Works perfectly.
I really appreciate your help and hope this info will be useful. Glad you were able to figure it out. Glad things are back to some semblance of normalcy. Thanks for the donation. Merry Christmas indeed! Mate, you are a legend. Ten Aussie Dollars coming your way. I used the pacifist solution and it worked an absolute treat. Could not have been simpler. Now I have it back. Thanks Joe. Hi, I just downgraded for the second time. Somehow iTunes was rolled into an update and I missed it. Anyhoo, I used Pacifist and when installation was complete, I moved the previous iTunes library and restarted — forgetting to remove the other iTunes Library File.
All my music appeared but I panicked and closed iTunes, deleted that file, restarted and… nothing! I have tried deleting and recopying to no avail. What have I done? If the problem is bigger and takes more time, then you can decide to let me fix it remotely, and pay me my normal hourly fee, or not. Can you say something about how I should manage those? Thanks, Andrea. About 6 moths ago I stopped doing that and only rip in Apple Lossless now. I figured now that iTunes can convert music on the fly when syncing to an iDevice in k or k there was no need to waste the HD space and the additional space on my backup drive.
The only inconvenience is syncing new music to any of my iDevices takes a little longer the first time I sync the new music. Run Pacifist — steps then you only need to do steps 11 — 17 on that one library. Your done. Run Pacifist — steps then repeat steps once on both of your library folders. Thanks for all your help.
Have bookmarked your site. I can think of a way. Want to pay my rent for January? Will this downgrade work if I have multiple users on my computer? Or will it delete the other users music library? If so, would I have to do this on all the users servers, or is there a specific way I can do it to prevent the loss of data? Hi … to do it for multiple users, start with one user account, use the Pacifist method above. Then log into each other user account and follow steps There should be no need to run Pacifist on each account.
Step Any way to make iTunes In the column on the right, there is a PayPal Widget. You can make a donation there. Did you install it over an existing Mountain Lion install or upgraded from a previous version of OS X? Even if you installed iTunes 11 over any version of iTunes 10, if you had music in iTunes folder, there had to be a previous iTunes folder.
Maybe there are multiple iTunes music folders on your HD? Do a search on you HD or HDs if you have more than one, and see if there are multiples. Open iTunes and open Preferences. Check the Advanced tab and see where the iTunes Media Location is. Is it pointing to the right iTunes folder? Do you have a TimeMachine backup of your HD?
If so you could go back and replace the iTunes Library file with one before the iTunes 11 upgrade. With clean install I meant to say: I am in the correct folder. Okay so you have a clean install. But if you let OSX do updates after restarting, it did install iTunes So if you wiped your HD to do a clean install … where is your music? Was your iTunes library backed up before the iTunes 11 install?
Or are you starting allover again with no music? You are leaving out a lot of important information. If you have a backup and you are NOT going to use the Migration Assistant app to restore your HD, then just replace the entire iTunes with the backup version. Then follow step of the Pacifist downgrade.
If it did get converted, before you wiped your HD then do steps as well. Hope this helps. Mac OS X: I did updates straight away before starting iTunes the first time. I have started fresh with my music no backup, no time machine. I could not do a backup as my old machine including internal HDD died in electric surge. I do use time machine in general. My music is quite neatly organized and several times backuped on external drives. So, what I did is to rebuilt all smart playlists, podcasts, iDevice setup, etc. I could not find anything online…. There is no other way.
Not that I can think of. There are some features on iTunes 11 that I actually do like i. Thanks for the Pacifist tipp! Same issues as dnls. Rather than search for Previous iTunes Folder, try searching for just iTunes, and see what you find. It could be you have multiple iTunes folders, or not.
If you have a TimeMachine backup from before the iTunes 11 install, you can always try the second How To and see if that works for you. Also if removing the. Your downgrade worked perfect. Second Issue: Robert — eMail is — RetroDeco Cox. I did the whole downgrade with Pacifist, it seemed to work, moved the previous iTunes library into iTunes folder, deleted the old library, everything you say to do.
But when I open iTunes, although it is Just the start page as if I had not yet downloaded any songs. I even went back to a much older version of my library from Time Machine. Still nothing shows up. Seems disastrous although not entirely because I do have most of the tracks also saved separately on SD cards, and could re-download them into iTunes. That made the difference in my case and Joe discusses that below. I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try.
Todd … thanks for answering this one. Time for me to add this bit of info to the How To. Just rolling out of bed here … yes for some people depending on the age of your 1st ever install, some need the. I need to add that to the How To. Glad you got iTunes I did as you and Todd say, copied the library using the. Thank you so much, you sir are a lifesaver! Will definitely send a donation. I had to also copy the iTunes Library and rename it with the. I solved that by dragging iTunes 10 application to trash and then reinstalling it from the DMG. That solved all issues.
If you had been using iTunes pre the change, you need to delete the. For those who started using iTunes after that turning point, need the. I guess you can file that under more arcane Apple facts. Interesting and it would make sense, as this Mac is relatively new and started with iTunes 9 or so. I also had both versions in my iTunes folder. In any case, your guide has made me very happy. Thanks a bunch. Thank you thank you thank you!
I tried downgrading using suggestions from other sites, and encountered glitches. I am complaining loudly and widely about itunes 11 to all my friends, and to Apple. Thank you so, so much for the clear, concise, and most importantly effective instructions!! I downgraded using Pacifist and was much easier than I was expecting. If you are still getting the errors, just use the Pacifist method and you should be fine. To do the pacifist method, should I reinstall 11 to go back to Sent 10 or more feedback reports to Apple, but finally just gave up on iTunes 11 for now.
Using Pacifist worked without a hitch! Pres … Glad it worked. Very much appreciated. Joe, I just dropped a small payment to you via PayPal. Your instructions for restoring iTunes I repeated the iTunes library swap for all users. You may have saved my sanity. By the way, I encourage anyone who was helped by this excellent tip to shoot Joe a small token of your appreciation via PayPal.
A few bucks from all the people he has helped would sure mean a lot to him. Help a brother out! Especially at Christmas time! CoverFlow is back!!! In any case, thanks so much for posting these directions and I will definitely be contributing. MUCH appreciated! No one needs more confusion these days. Can you supply the instructions for doing this on a PC Windows 7? Thank you for your effort Joe!
I just completed your step-by-step instructions and all went well. Do you know a way of recovering them? I just figured it out on my own. Got all my playlists back. Contribution coming your way. Happy you got it all working. What was it that made your playlists vanish? Or what did you do to get them back? And your not the only one who said they had playlist issues. I might be helpful to others too. Oh … thanks for the donation.
Thanks for this. Good work sir x. Please make sure this is a file type that Pacifist understands. An unknown error occurred while processing the file iTunes Any help…?
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I just picked a TM backup from just before iTunes 11 invaded. Thanks, thanks, thanks Joe!!! The Pacifist procedure worked beautifully, and I have recovered my good old Itunes I have donated some money via Paypal. Thanks once again from a very thankful user from Spain. Julian … Glad it worked for you. And thank you for your donation. Nice trade … CashFlow for CoverFlow.
Thanks to you Joe. First I tried searching how to go back to Joe, I just twitted your solution to my twitter community, hope you get more feedback and subsequent donations from Spain. Best regards, nailujmad. Worked like a charm Joe. In ITunes In iTunes 11, it is not. All material that was added after the most recent iTunes library was recovered from my 1tB hard drive backup, where I stored a copy of the entire iTunes file just in case, as recommended by Joe. Keith Hoffman, Cranford NJ. Keith … glad it worked out for you.
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One thing that everyone should do is contact Apple and voice their concerns about features that are missing. Beefy … sorry but yes … what I outlined above is for Macs only. Hi there! Everything worked perfectly except my iTunes Is there a way to fix that? Besides the absence of the coverflow feature, iTunes 11 would hang up frequently when doing music searches on an iMac running Mountain Lion. Another maddening problem was the lack of an obvious way to return to the current song playing if you wanted to change the rating.
By trying to simplify the interface they make life more complicated. It looks pretty … but a lot of good that does in actually doing what you want or need. Then see if you have multiple iTunes folders on your HD. If iTunes 11 got installed into a preexisting iTunes By the way, the problem I was having was that a significant percentage of my contacts have disappeared from my iphone, although they are still on my computer, and in whatsapp on my phone. Upgrading to iTunes 11 would not have caused you to lose contacts by just upgrading, unless there was a problem beforehand, and the contact loss on the phone maybe just be coincidental.
I sync via Itunes and USB, and I have a sneaky suspicion that although other people seem to have had this problem after the upgrade, as you say in my case it may be coincidental…. It sounds like you did not choose an iTunes Library. You are very welcome. Hi, definitely not happy with iTunes 11 either. Anyway, my question for you goes as follows: Can the downgrade be done without restoring the mentioned files from a TM backup? Karsten … you are going to be very happy.
I hope. Because of your comment, and the number of people coming to my blog, over hits in the past 3 days I decided to reinstall iTunes 11 AGAIN … and document this new method of downgrading to iTune Like I have a life?!?!
There are pretty screenshots in this tutorial and everything! It requires only a copy of the Pacifist utility, which can be downloaded in the post, a copy of iTunes It should work fine on My music resides on a 2TB external HD. I might need more than a cup of coffee now! Figuratively and literally ;. Thanks a lot, saved my bacon. Just one observation: Note to myself again: Coffee donation on its way: Mmmmm …..