Authorizing Computer iTunes on More than 5 times

The Firblitz weblog published a method to as many computers as you want with your own iTunes music store.

As you know, iTunes lets you authorize five computers at once. If you want more, you must de-authorize a computer, then allow the new (or may choose to prohibit without any access to computers you want to disavow). The point is, the number of teams should always be less than 5. However, there is a way around this. See for yourself after the jump.

Firblitz describes how to save the required files to your Mac (works on Windows, too) so you can manually re-authorize a computer after it has authorized. In fact, to make things even easier for Mac users, he even developed an AppleScript to automate the process.

Basically, it is as follows:

iTunes stores authorization information in a hidden folder (/ Users / Shared / SC on Mac, C: \ Documents and Settings \ All Users \ Application Data \ Apple Computer \ iTunes \ Windows SC Info). In licensed computer, save the file Info SC, de-authorize your computer and then restore the original SC Info folder. The computer must operate as if it were allowed, but not take a slot authorization iTunes.

Just so you know, there’s a gotcha. If you follow this method, you will not be able to hear the music that was acquired after the turn of authorization, since iTunes changes the key each time you download a new song (apparently still works with your old purchases) . However, if you are in a situation where you need to allow more than 5 computers and you are satisfied with what this solution will result, it may be worth trying. Just do not blame Lifehacker if the anger of the gods Apple usually cheerful.

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