8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2009 1:38 PM by iVibez
emzer Level 1 (0 points)
i just downloaded itunes 9 and when signing into home sharing it said i wasnt authorized to use the account on this computer and i need to authorize it. how do i authorize the account? thanks!

compaq presario f700
  • Niel Level 10 (298,362 points)
    how do i authorize the account?

    Authorize it from the Store menu in iTunes.

  • Sugarbue Level 1 (0 points)
    i went to my the account in itunes but i still couldn't authorize it.. could you please explain to me how to do it step by step because i'm just baffled...Thanks
  • UMRebel Level 1 (10 points)
    To authorize a computer, go to the Store menu as previously mentioned and click Authorize Computer... (I believe you must be logged into the account that you are authorizing the computer for as well)

    As copied per iTunes Help in iTunes:

    To import items from other libraries using Home Sharing:

    Choose Advanced > Turn On Home Sharing.
    Type your iTunes account name and password, and then click Create Home Share.
    Using the same user name and password, repeat steps 1 and 2 on each computer.
    To import items from another computer, select the computer (below Shared), and drag items from its library to yours.
    To automatically import iTunes Store items that are downloaded to a computer you’re Home Sharing with, select “Automatically import new purchases from [Computer Name].”
  • Susan Steel Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem, and that didn't work. I got home share to work on my account and my dad's laptop using my account, and when I try it on my mom's computer, it says "Home Sharing could not be activated because this computer is not authorized for the account "ENTER ACCOUNT NAME (mine, don't wanna post it)". Please authorize this computer and try again."

    I tried what you said and it didn't work.
  • Maria Magdalena Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried your suggestions and it doesn't work. I can access my other computer on my home network, but home sharing says I am not authorized. Please help. It works on my Dell desktop with XP, but not on my Toshiba laptop with Vista
  • h8her Level 1 (0 points)
    There is nothing about your account at itunes (however you should be logged in). Use the menu on top to open Store->Authorise (not the itunes store on the left hand side of the itunes window).
  • jubaton Level 1 (0 points)

    now what if the Home Sharing can not be activated and when i go look at my account it says *"One machine is authorized to play content purchased with this account."*?!

    i've never authorized it before... what do i do to be able to use the Home Sharing?

  • iVibez Level 1 (0 points)
    Open iTunes.
    Choose Store > Deauthorize Computer (In earlier versions of iTunes, access this option from the Advanced menu).
    Select "Deauthorize Computer for Apple Account" and enter your Apple ID and password.

    More info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420