XP/Vista: How to Remove Genre from Browser in iTunes 8

Posted September 10, 2008 by tipmonkies in Windows

In iTunes 8.0 no option exists for removing genre from the browser view. This tech-recipes tutorial describes how to do it manually.

Editing the files to do this requires a special free editor. Backing up any files before editing is highly recommended.

Be sure that iTunes is closed before starting.

1. Download and install Notepad++
2. In Notepad++ click File then Open
3. Paste the following location into the filename box and click the Open to open the correct file

%AppData%\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunesPrefs.xml

4. Scroll just below the following section <key>User Preferences</key>

5. Copy and paste the information below right after the “dict” section.


6. Save the file and restart iTunes.

To reverse the changes, just delete this section or revert to your backed up version.

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