If you’ve recently downloaded the new iTunes 12 update and are wondering what happened to your sidebar and list view, you’ve come to the right place. As frustrating as it is to have iTunes change your default settings, all hope is not lost. Getting the sidebar and list view back only takes a few steps.
Step One – Restoring the Sidebar in iTunes 12
To get the sidebar back, click the Playlist icon on the media bar (see image below). Miraculously, the sidebar appears.
Step Two – Restoring List View in iTunes 12
To restore the list view in iTunes 12, follow the steps below.
1. Click View > View Options
NOTE: For some reason, iTunes wouldn’t allow me to take a screenshot of the popup so I grabbed this image from Google, it will look slightly different in version 12.0.1