A lot of loyal Apple users have of late been complaining about the new look iTunes software. Some call it hideous and others are simply not appreciative about Apple’s new software. Eitherway, if you are one of those, this simple guide will help you downgrade your iTunes from the latest version 10 to the older version 9.2.1.
For Windows Users
1. Navigate to C:\My Documents\My Music. Copy and back up the complete iTunes folder to another location. You will need it later.
2. Now from the Start panel, navigate to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. Click and uninstall each of these applications
- Apple Application Support
- iPhone Configuration
- iTunes 10
- Apple Mobile Device Support
- Apple Software Update
3. Reboot your computer
4. Navigate to C:\My Documents\My Music\iTunes. Here, rename the iTunes Library.itl file to iTunes Library Backup.itl.
5. In the same folder, open Previous iTunes Libraries and right-click to copy the iTunes Library 2010-09-1.itl file. If there are more files, copy the most recent file.
6. Navigate back to the iTunes folder and paste this file. Rename it to iTunes Library.itl
8. You are almost done. Click here for steps to recreate your iTunes library.
For Mac Users
The process is simpler for Mac users.
1. Navigate to /Applications and delete the iTunes application
2. Go to ~/Library/Preferences and delete the com.apple.iTunes.plist file
3. In the /Library/Receipts folder, delete the iTunes.pkg and iTunesX.pkg files
4. Click here to download the iTunes 9.2.1 software for Mac
5. Click here for instructions to recreate your iTunes library
[via Apple Toolbox]