ITunes :: Songs Could Not Be Synced Because Computer Not Authorized
Jun 24, 2012
My computer is authorized for my iTunes account. When I was syncing my iPad recently, iTunes kept saying that certain songs (55 of them, for which I paid iTunes long ago), could not be synced because the computer is not authorized for iTunes.†I checked via iTunes Store and, indeed, my computer IS authorized.†This keeps happening.
I bought a song and was billed for it on iTunes. When I tried to play it, a pop-up said, "This computer is not authorized to play....Would you like to authorize it?" I signed in, clicked the authorize button, and it says, "This computer is already authorized" and the window closed. I still can't play the song. I read online to check with the computer administrator and the file --> song info. It is registered with my email address. All other songs I have bought play with no problems. I heard also I could reinstall iTunes, so I went online and installed iTunes 10.6. It is installed but nothing is changed.
I have a newish mac with everything transferred from the old. I attempted to transfer some new songs I just purchased to my iphone by manual transfer but¬† I get the message:¬†The iPhone¬† is synced with another iTunes library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library?An iPhone can be synced with only one iTunes library at a time. Erasing and syncing replaces the contents of this iPhone with the contents of this iTunes library.¬†Its the same itunes library transferred onto this mac so i dont understand?
I noticed that iTunes wasn't updating my purchases on my MBP so checked and it's not listed as an authorized computer in my iTunes account. But when I click "Authorize Computer" it's telling me it's already authorized. You can see from the screenshots that nnone of the the 3 computers listed are MacBook Pros. It's an old MBP running 10.6.8, don't know if that has any bearing.¬†
There was an error storing your authorization information on this computer.
The required file was not found or has a permissions error. Correct this permissions problem and try again, or deauthorize this computer if the permissions cannot be changed.¬†
I just made the move to iCloud from MobileMe. Following the directions on iCloud for iTunes to push of applications to this computer. iTunes said this computer was not authorized. Tried to authorize and got the above. I repaired the permissions, got the above again. Tried to deauthorize the computer and got the above again. What file has to be rebuilt. Reinstalled iTunes hoping the file would rebuild. I've deactivated all computers, the iPad and other MacBookPro (authorized with no problem) show up in the devices. When I authorized the other MacBookPro it said it was one of three out of five allowed. ¬†
Ive tried everything I know to no avail. Can't get the 17" authorized.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Early 2011, 2.2 GHz i7, 8GB Mem
I have an new imac.Everyhting is working in itunes.all songs play no problem through the computer (including purchased songs)Computer has been authorized.Old imac has been unauthorized already.Latest itunes update done.Everything was working fine until I plugged in my ipod for the first time on the new imac.A pop up came up that reads that the computer is not authorized to put the downloaded songs onto the ipod. I click authorize and enter in my user name and password. Another pop up comes up and reads "this computer is already authorized".I click OK.Immediately a pop up comes up that reads that the computer is not authorized this happens over and over.if I click "don't authorize" the program starts syncing my ipod without my downloads.so I just unplugged the ipod.The computer will play the downloaded songs no problem the problem comes when I plug in the ipod.
My computer is for sure authorized to play purchased movies (I've de-authorized and re-authorized). Yet, when I try to play any TV shows that I have purchased, it continually tells me the computer is not authorized and plays just a blank gray screen. I have the newest version of iTunes installed?
I purchased a song and itunes keeps telling me my computer is not authorized to play it. When I type in the authorization information, it then tells me it's already authorized. Then when I try to play it, it tells me that the computer isn't authorized again?
I have recently got a new iMac and my iPhone is synced with another PC...my old computer which I have since got rid of¬†¬†It says its only allowed to be on 1 itunes library, needs to be erased¬†¬†now what gets erased?¬†Pictures, contacts, text messages?¬†¬†I can deal with music and videos but I cant lose contacts especially!¬†¬†¬†
Info: iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.5 Ghz Intel Core i5, 4GB DDR RAM
I own an iPad mini Gen1 with a ton of music, apps etc. from my old computer which broke down recently. I'd like to sync my iPad to my Time Capsule, apps, backups and all without losing any files. I still have access to the old Apple ID. So, how do I sync without deleting everything on it? I already deleted my entire iPod trying to do this. ¬†
I just got a new macbook 13 inch unibody with the base stats. Anyways, i chose to snag the iPod touch 16 gig since my 8 gig is already full. Is it possible for me to put all the songs from my old iPod 8 gig touch onto my macbook then into my new iPod 16 gig touch? None of the songs were purchased on iTunes, I got them other ways... Also what about the applications I have on my old 8 gig, I have wolfenstein 3d, Bloons, and a few others that I paid for and would like to have on my new iPod without buying again. new to this board if a mod could put it in the right place for me edit: Nevermind, I allowed my new mac to be one of the authorized computers and I'm able to transfer my Applications with the songs now.
When I tried to sync my iPod the other day, iTunes suddenly decided my computer was no longer authorized to play my purchases.¬† Then when I authorized it, it said it was already authorized.¬† After clicking "okay" it took me back to the original message (the "this computer is no longer authorized" one).¬† It just goes round and round in circles.¬†
I recently bought an SSD for my laptop and did a clean install. I downloaded iTunes and imported several CDs into it. I then manually copied over some CDs on the old disk's iTunes folder into the current disk's iTunes folder. However, the new songs don't appear when I bring up iTunes. How do I get this to work?
I am in process of setting up a new computer system. I've purchased a Windows 7 PC and am migrating my music from a PowerPC Mac. Both systems are active authorized iTunes computers. I set them up to share and used the share utility to import my entire library into the new system.
Every single non-iTunes songs transferred without issue - 27,000+ of them but every single iTunes purchased songs, only 400 of them, did not.
I am not able to cut, copy and paste files on my mac air. I have version 10.8.5. This is a new issue and I now keep on receiving the error message, "The operation can‚Äôt be completed because you don‚Äôt have permission to access some of the items." I have checked permissions on my files and folders and I (the administrator) have read and write access.
I've been reading this site for a couple of years, this is my first time typing.
Computer crashed, nothing is accessable, at the advice of my nearest mac dealer, I did an erase and restore with my system disks, but now itunes says "all the music for my account has already been downloaded."
My itunes library is empty on my new computer, but I have a full library on my ipod. How do I "reverse" sync? I don't see an option in itunes to put all the info from my ipod onto my computer. I see it the other way, which would then erase all the data on my ipod.
I am trying to download music I bought on my iPhone through the cloud and it says my computer is not authorized. You must authorize this computer before you can download previous purchases. How do I authorize my computer?
I am trying to enable home sharing and I get an error message you already have 5 computers you need to de-authorize 1. How cna I tell what 5 are authorize. I suspect that some computers I know longer have are on the authorize list.
I've recently begun to get an error message saying that "my display is not authorized to play" TV episodes downloaded from iTunes, and that I need to connect a display that is "HDCP-compatible."
I use a new Mac mini, bought in December, and a 24'' HP display that is also fairly new (purchased last summer). Up until now, I've had no problems playing these episodes on my mini, nor on my older computer (where they were first downloaded).
Both computers were hooked up to the same monitor via mini-DVI-DVI / DVI-HDMI cables. I've searched these forums as well as around the internet, and most of what I've found is from people using mini-displayport.
I also haven't found anyone who randomly had this problem start after having viewed content on their machines successfully. It was literally not happening one day, and then started the next.
I just bought an album on iTunes (same account I always use, the only one computer I have), and for some reason only ONE of the songs is telling me "This song is not authorized to play on your computer." I tried typing in my info to see if that would work, but it didn't, it said this computer is already authorized (which I already knew, because every other song on my iTunes plays, including all the other songs on this particular album). I followed all the tips on the support website for this particular issue and nothing worked. I also went into my account, deauthorized all the computers (my old computers that I don't have anymore were still on there), then reauthorized this one, and still no luck. How do I get this song to play?