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Itunes accounts- multiple accounts and sharing

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I have two itunes accounts, both with purchases in them. Is it possible to combine those accounts?

Also is it possible to move my music that was on a computer that crashed via an ipod? Most of the music from my computer is on an ipod.

We have one macbook pro in our household. My husband and I both have profiles on it. We both have our own itunes accounts under those profiles. Is it possible to share music between those profiles?

As you can see I have a tangled mess! Just trying to clear it all up so I can thoroughly enjoy my Apple products!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), None
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
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    Jun 29, 2010 6:31 AM (in response to GinaTexas)
    Hello, Gina, and welcome to the Discussions.

    I have two itunes accounts, both with purchases in them. Is it possible to combine those accounts?

    It depends on what you mean by "iTunes accounts". If you mean two different accounts in the iTunes Store, then no, sorry, they cannot be combined. You can of course use content purchased via multiple iTunes Store accounts on a single computer or device (up to a maximum of five accounts), but you'll have to authorize the computer to each Store account.

    Also is it possible to move my music that was on a computer that crashed via an ipod? Most of the music from my computer is on an ipod.

    Yes, probably you can. Check out this post from Zevoneer for some iPod media recovery options:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10570955#10570955

    We have one macbook pro in our household. My husband and I both have profiles on it. We both have our own itunes accounts under those profiles. Is it possible to share music between those profiles?

    Presuming by "profiles" you're referring to Mac OS X user accounts, yes, you can. This should help:

    iTunes: How to share music between different accounts on a single computer

    Note that when it says "publicly accessible location", it needs to be a place where everyone has read and write access. The most common such place is the Shared folder in the Users folder, but you can place the music elsewhere if you change the access permissions manually (don't start tinkering with permissions unless you're confident you know what you're doing and can reverse things if they get messed up).

    Regards.

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM

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