Several users who are dissatisfied with the new iTunes interface or other enhancements, or are experiencing problems with third-party add-ons or other issues may seek to downgrade to iTunes 9.2.1. Here’s the procedure:
Mac: If you have a Time Machine backup, simply use it to restore your iTunes 9.2.1. Otherwise, follow these instructions:
First, delete the following files
- The iTunes application in /Applications
- com.apple.iTunes.plist, which is located in ~/Library/Preferences (this is the library folder inside your user folder)
- iTunes.pkg, which is located in /Library/Receipts (this is the library folder at the root level of your startup drive)
- iTunesX.pkg, which is located in /Library/Receipts
Next, download iTunes 9.2.1 for Mac OS X and run the installer.
You may then need to recreate your iTunes library.
- Go to C:\My Documents\My Music. Backup the entire “iTunes” folder to a safe location.
- Using the Control Panel to uninstall the following: Apple Application Support, iPhone Configuration, iTunes 10, Apple Mobile Device Support, Apple Software Update and QuickTime.
- Reboot your computer
- Go back to C:My Documents\My Music\iTunes
- Rename the file iTunes Library.itl to something like iTunes Library.itl.backup.
- In the same folder, open “Previous iTunes Libraries” and find the most recent library backup, which should be named something like “iTunes Library 2010-09-1.itl” Copy this file, then paste it in C:My Documents\My Music\iTunes and rename it iTunes Library.itl
- Download either iTunes 9.2.1 for 32-bit or iTunes 9.2.1 for 64-bit (depending on your system configuration) and install the software.
- You may then need to recreate your iTunes library.