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How to Downgrade iTunes 12.6.2 to iTunes 12.6.1.27?


Good News! On July 24, NoteBurner released the new version to fully support iTunes 12.6.2. Now both iTunes DRM Audio Converter for Mac and M4V Converter Plus for Mac are compatible with iTunes 12.6.2 perfectly. Please simply download the new version from Download Center.


Attention please! 1. On July 20, NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter released the new version 2.2.2 to fully support iTunes 12.6.2. Please simply download the new version from Download Center.

Note: The new version 2.2.2 converts iTunes audio at 1X speed under iTunes 12.6.2. If you need the conversion speed reach up to 20x speed, please refer to the article to downgrade your iTunes to v12.6.1.27.

2. Really sorry to tell you that NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Mac program is not compatible with the latest version of iTunes 12.6.2 currently. Our developers are working hard to fix this problem, please allow us some time. Please follow our Facebook to get the latest news: https://www.facebook.com/NoteBurner/

Currently, we have some tips for you:

  • If you have updated to iTunes 12.6.2, but get some error with NoteBurner, Please try to downgrade iTunes to iTunes 12.6.1.27 by referring to this article.

  • If you have updated to iTunes 12.6.2 and couldn't launch iTunes, please download this zip file through: http://www.noteburner.com/iTunesFixer.zip. Just unzip it and double-click to run, and then re-launch iTunes for a try.

  • Or you could try our Windows version program which works great under iTunes 12.6.2. http://www.noteburner.com/download.html

Tutorial about How to Downgrade iTunes 12.6.2 to iTunes 12.6.1.27

Part 1: Please uninstall iTunes 12.6.2 from your Mac

Step 1: Please open the Applications folder and find the iTunes app file (/Applications/iTunes.app). Right-click (or Control-click) on iTunes and select Get Info.


Step 2: Locate and click on the padlock icon on the bottom right side of the window and enter your admin password. This is necessary in order to make changes to the app’s permission settings.

Step 3: Please expand the Sharing & Permissions section of the window if it’s not already visible and change the privileges for “everyone” to Read & Write.

Step 4: Close the Get Info window and try again to drag the iTunes application file to the Trash.


Part 2: Download iTunes 12.6.1.27 to your Mac

Please download the older version of iTunes through https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/ITunes. Please note that the older version of iTunes may not recognize your iTunes library in iTunes 12.6.2. You need reload the iTunes library.


Part 3: Reload Your iTunes library

Step 1: Please go to your own iTunes Library (your home directory –> Music –> iTunes).


Step 2: Click once on the “iTunes Library.itl” file and then click your cursor into the filename under the icon. Add “.old” as a suffix.

Step 3: Open a folder called “Previous iTunes Libraries” in that same directory.

Step 4:The most recent copy of your iTunes Library is the one with the “.itl” suffix. That’s what we want. Duplicate it (select it and choose File –> Duplicate), then drag the duplicate up to the “iTunes” folder one level above.

You can also drag the original and leave the copy behind, of course.

Step 5: Click on the filename, then click *into* the filename just once, so you can change it’s name. Remove the date stamp so that it just reads “iTunes Library.itl”, then relaunch iTunes.


Part 4: Stop iTunes Automatic Updates

1. Launch iTunes, go to menu bar and choose "iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced". Disable the "Check for new software updates automatically" option and then click "OK" to save the setting.

2. On your Mac, go to System Preferences → App Store. To prevent your Mac from downloading iTunes updates without asking you first, you should uncheck “Download newly available updates in the background" and “Install App Updates”.

Uncheck App updates on Mac

From now on, the Mac will notify you when installed apps updates are available but won’t download them automatically in the background unless you tell it to.

Haven't resolved your problem after trying above methods? Feel free to contact us via Email: support@noteburner.com