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Old 11-23-2006, 10:26 PM
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Question 2 itunes accounts on 1 pc

I was wondering if it was possible to have 2 itunes accounts run completely separate from each other on the same computer

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Hi and welcome to iLounge.

I assume you're referring to iTunes Store accounts? It is definitely possible to do this, but you'll have to log in and authorize each one separately.

To do this, just log out of the iTunes Store and then log back in and set up a new account.

Further, if you ever need to reinstall your computer and bring it in for service, you will have to DEauthorize both accounts to reduce the authorization count.

Once your computer is authorized for both, however, music and other content purchased with either account should play just fine.



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Old 11-24-2006, 10:48 PM
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Question Clarification ..

Im sorry for not being clear enough ..

heres the story i have an 4G iPod and my brother will be getting an iPod nano for Christmas .. therefore i have two iPods and i want them to be completely separate from each other and using different itunes store accounts .. this will be on the same computer .. we do not like the same kinds of music therefore i do not want his music and he doesn't want mine. Is it possible to have two itunes programs running on the same computer with out transferring all of the songs to one computer?
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Yes, if you want to keep them completely separate, then just use different Windows user accounts. Each user account in Windows gets it's own iTunes library database, which means that all settings will be unique to that particular user.

You can also do this with a single user account in iTunes 7 by holding down the SHIFT key in iTunes, which will allow you to select a different library on startup. However, using different Windows accounts is a bit simpler, as it's clearer which iTunes library you're actually using.



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Old 11-25-2006, 03:16 PM
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so by simply logging into our two separate user accounts, our libraries and accounts will will be completely separate?
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The short answer is yes.

iTunes stores it's preferences and library database in each user's own "Documents and Settings" directory. Specifically, the library database itself lives under each user's own "My Music" folder.



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