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Question: How do I find my old Apple ID from 2006?

Long story - old MacBook Pro circa 2006. Unable to update since so far behind i.e. last update was in 2010ish. Pulled all iTunes music from the hard drive - moved to new iMac. Unable to play purchased iTunes music from 2006-2008 - states needs password. These purchases don't show up in iTunes 'purchases' at all. Plus...I have no clue what that password was. The computer is authorized but I am continuing to get a popup when I attempt to play the music and of course, the music doesn't play... we are talking 1,000+ songs.


Any advice, help, anything is appreciated!

iMac, iOS 11.1

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Nov 18, 2017 10:37 AM in response to mskat In response to mskat

If you are using a new Apple ID then you won't be able to play the music on the old computer unless you have the Apple ID that was used to get that music.


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Nov 18, 2017 10:37 AM in response to mskat In response to mskat

If you forgot your Apple ID - https://support.apple.com/HT201354



Contact Apple for help with Apple ID account security - https://support.apple.com/HT204169 "This article provides country-specific Apple Support contact information for customers seeking help with their Apple ID password or other security-related issues." If you cannot find your country on that list --> https://getsupport.apple.com/?caller=cups&PRKEYS= > Apple ID or https://support.apple.com/country-selector

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Nov 18, 2017 12:05 PM in response to Kappy In response to Kappy

It appears that I have 3 Apple ID's surrounding the same style. I figured out one old one but the one that I need and thought it was my current ID, I have locked out so I will wait to see if I can reset it. If not, I will have to call and determine if they can be merged together?

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Nov 18, 2017 12:08 PM in response to mskat In response to mskat

Contacting Apple Customer and Support Service


  1. Apple Store Customer Service at 1-800-676-2775 or visit online Help for more information.
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Nov 18, 2017 3:15 PM in response to mskat In response to mskat

In the past Apple has reportedly been very strict about not merging accounts or transferring ownership from one ID to another. In my opinion this is a primary weakness in the online media format vs. physical media and why I have no iTunes Store account. Maybe Kappy has newer information. If not, you will need to recover your old IDs and their passwords and treat them the same as you would with a bank account or anything else in which you have invested money.

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