The file “iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read

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Hello experts,

I did the required updates for iTunes and it was full with error so I have uninstalled the newest version and I have installed an older version 10.7. Now I have this error and is asking me to make the necessary updates. If I click Quit the iTunes is closing and in cannot open it again and skip the updates. Can anyone help me please to fix this error? What is the problem with these updates?

Thank you!

The file “iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes. Would you like to download iTunes now? 

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Answered By 10 points N/A #168445

The file “iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read


If the error throws that iTunes Library.itl is created by a newer version of iTunes then check that the file you have copied from the previous iTunes Libraries folder was the latest file created by the version of iTunes that you are trying to run. Also, go through this link for detail information about your problem. Hope your problem gets solved.

Answered By 110 points N/A #168446

The file “iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read


Resolving this issue requires some easy steps to follow. Make sure that you have quit iTunes before doing this task.

  1. Go to Home directory >> Music >> iTunes.
  2. There, you’ll find the file “iTunes Library.itl”. Click once on the file and move your cursor to the “filename” under the icon. Rename the file with “iTunes Library.itl.old”.
  3. In the same directory, there should be folder with “Previous iTunes Libraries” name. Open the folder.
  4. The most recent copy of iTunes Library is with .itl suffix. Duplicate the file by selecting and choosing File >> Duplicate. Drag the duplicate one into the folder that contains the “iTunes Library.itl.old”.
  5. Rename the file and remove the date part. The name will look: “iTunes Library.itl”.

Now everything should have fixed without having any more trouble.

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