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Windows 7: iTunes will not open!

31 Dec 2012   #1
Hanoi1968

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iTunes will not open!

I keep receiving this message when I start up iTunes

"The file “iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes"

Can anyone help me to start up iTunes?

I've already uninstalled and reinstalled itunes, and even done this with a previous version of iTunes.
Do I need to go into the registry??

Thanks for any help!


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31 Dec 2012   #2
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Close iTunes

Goto your iTunes folder

it's either under:

- My Documents\My Music\iTunes\

- \Users\username\Music\iTunes\

(Make sure that it's right one by looking at the Time & Date of the File (should be the same, as the last time you closed iTunes)

Drag the iTunes Library file from the above location to the Desktop.

Open the Previous iTunes Libraries folder in the iTunes folder.

Locate the file named iTunes Library YYYY-MM-DD where YYYY-MM-DD is the date you upgraded iTunes (Year-Month-Day).

Drag this file to the iTunes folder (the enclosing folder).

Rename this file to iTunes Library.

Open iTunes.
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31 Dec 2012   #3
kateperez

TX
 
 
iTunes Won't Open

I had the same problem.

Easiest way to fix: I tried all the solutions under the tech forums, then one that made more sense:

QuickTime needed to be updated. I did the download, the install, an voila! iTunes opened up with no more trouble.

Good luck.
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31 Dec 2012   #4
Hanoi1968

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Thanks for your assistance! This only partially worked -iTunes opened but only contained music downloaded from their site and NOT all the cd's I've copied to iTunes!
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31 Dec 2012   #5
kateperez

TX
 
 

Now, you can put your music back. Click on File in iTunes, and then Add Folder to Library. Search for where your iTunes music lives, and just click on the folder name.

I had to do all this today, and it worked just fine.
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01 Jan 2013   #6
Hanoi1968

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Thanks for the help! I've managed to get it back working. Lost my playlists and some of the albums artwork, but thats no great problem.
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27 Nov 2013   #7
francie

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HiddenC View Post
Close iTunes

Goto your iTunes folder

it's either under:

- My Documents\My Music\iTunes\

- \Users\username\Music\iTunes\

(Make sure that it's right one by looking at the Time & Date of the File (should be the same, as the last time you closed iTunes)

Drag the iTunes Library file from the above location to the Desktop.

Open the Previous iTunes Libraries folder in the iTunes folder.

Locate the file named iTunes Library YYYY-MM-DD where YYYY-MM-DD is the date you upgraded iTunes (Year-Month-Day).

Drag this file to the iTunes folder (the enclosing folder).

Rename this file to iTunes Library.

Open iTunes.
It worked. Thanks
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