Whenever something goes wrong in iPhone and iPad, users normally reset their devices as a final resort. After going through rigmarole of different complex processes, a dejected iPhone user would certainly go for factory reset. But what if the user faces issues in his/her iTunes?
We have done much research in iTunes on different issues faced by users, but resetting iTunes library is something new we have been asked recently by many Apple fans.
A user has raised a question: How do I reset iTunes to look at a library of music as if it was new for the first time? There are many users, who want to do this for uncountable reasons; some want to change their Apple ID, others just want to start afresh.
How to Reset iTunes Library on Mac and Windows PC
Step #1. First off, shut down iTunes on your Mac or Windows Computer.
If you are using Mac OS X, launch Finder on Mac.
Step #2. Click on Go → Now click on Home.
Step #3. Browse Music folder.
Step #4. Click on iTunes.
Alternatively, you can click on Music in Sidebar in Finder and then click on iTunes.
You can see two files: iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml
Step #5. Delete both the files from the iTunes folder.
Once this is done, open iTunes on your Mac and create your own music library.
If you are using Windows PC, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step #1. Launch Windows Explorer → Click on Music folder → Now click on iTunes folder.
Just like Mac, you can see two files: iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml
Step #2. Delete both files from iTunes folder.
Now you can create your own music library on iTunes.
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