Tuesday, January 1, 2008

iTunes: How to deauthorize all computers

I've ran into a problems with the music I purchased through iTunes. Yes, I've bought some over the years. :) And I've run into the limit of authorizing 5 computers. Over the last 4 years or so, I've authorized it on 2 machines at work, and the 3 machines at home. I would imagine, every iTunes user will eventually run into this problem because of the consumption rate of computers. And problem seems more of a problem than it might appear to be. If you've changed jobs, or the the computer went dead, you cannot deauthorize that computer. When I first searched for a solution, I found some lame-ass solutions with drawbacks. I didn't like what I saw so I didn't pursue it any further. I guess what I didn't do was give apple some credit for thinking this through. There is no way they would lock you in to authorizing only 5 computers, then your music goes dead. The provide a very quick "Deauthorize All" button, and its taken care of.

On a computer with iTunes installed go to this link:

Log in, and you'll find a deauthorize all button. You can do this once a year, which is fine for me.

On a sidenote, my quick work of my first ipod sillouette didn't turn out too bad. I took a picture of a zippo, cut the image out, used the selection tool and did a 6 pixel smooth, and feather 1 pixel. and voila. I drew the white lines with a mouse.


  1. Why don't you say where the deauthorize button is?

    Because there is none? ;)

  2. yeah there is. thank you very much.