Very frustrated here and same issues as above. As a long-time Mac user, I too have MULTIPLE ids for various reasons. I'm ****** that music I LEGALLY purchased prior to 2009 is tied to a mac.com address that I can no longer access, and I don't have the password anymore so I can't burn copies of them (due to said lack of password). With the evolution of Apple, and technology, and not realizing that my purchases were tied to an email address that is now defunct, and devices that have been wiped and sold, I feel like my hands are tied.
Suggestions for retrieval?
I received a year of "no charge" 20 GB of icloud due to prepaying for several years of mobile me service. It dropped to 5 gb recently so I upgraded. However, I think I upgraded the wrong Apple ID account, as all on the thread are aware that it is easy to open a second one by mistake. I am in a situation now where it appears I have iTunes Match with 95% of my music on one Apple ID, (without the email added to the id name), and 15 gbs of cloud storage for the pictures, numbers/pages documents, home videos, etc for another Apple ID,( exactly the same except the addition of @me.com).
Somehow I was unaware of this as I had selected the same password for both. Recently I was forced to change the password, and i had to have 1 uppercase, and at least 1 number etc. and couldn't use the one I used previously. When I decided to upgrade the cloud storage, I was confused that I kept failing to log in, and checking and double checking that I knew this new password. I tried the old one for kicks, and it took it. It wasn't until I see this thread that I realized
I have two accounts, and as I said, most purchases on one, and the cloud storage upgrade on another.
At least my Apple TV allows me to have both accounts available for imatch, etc.
It looks like I'm in the same boat... I THINK I can dump my MobileMe account (I don't use that email address) and sync everything to my iTunes Apple ID before I get in too deep with iCloud.
I can't believe how much of a headache this process has been so far.