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Authorizing iPod games

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iTunes

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Q: I bought 5 iPod games from the iTunes Store, and when I connect my iPod to the computer, it says, “Some items, including [games] were not added to this iPod because they are not authorized to play on this computer.” Can you help me with this issue? Thanks!

- Pat

A: Given that iPod games cannot be played in iTunes, it seems odd that the user is required to attempt to show a game in iTunes before it will transfer to the iPod, but indeed this is the case. To authorize iPod games from an iTunes account to be played on your iPod, simply open iTunes’ “iPod Games” container, and click on one of your games. An authorization window will appear as it does for your inaugural iTunes music purchase, and ask for your Apple ID and password. Complete the form to authorize this game, and your iPod will then automatically accept all iPod games (not just this one) that you’ve purchased under that account.

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Comments

1

i lost all 1700 songs on my ipod!!!
what does it mean when it says, “the file or directory \ipod_control\artwork\temp file i corrupt and unreadable. please run the Chkdsk utility.”

Posted by alan lee on February 27, 2007 at 8:04 AM (PDT)

2

Is there any wat to sort and view the musics in library by more than two fields, say album by year and artists? Thanks!

Posted by mango's on February 28, 2007 at 11:51 AM (PDT)

3

I recently lost my hard drive on my iBook.  I got the music back on my computer, but not my photos.  How can I get my photos back?

Posted by nicksteinmann on March 6, 2007 at 4:02 PM (PDT)

4

Can I load songs from a second computer without losing the songs I already have?

Posted by toolgirl621 on March 12, 2007 at 8:14 PM (PDT)

5

1) “Ipod cannot be read from or written to”
What?
2) will not sync all the songs in library even though it has in the past. It only does afew now.

3) “This Ipod has been corrupted”
Has not!
What does that mean? It is another deal breaker.

Can you help?

Posted by Scott on September 22, 2008 at 11:54 PM (PDT)

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