How to recover your iTunes account ID
If you have forgotten your iTunes ID, meaning you can’t play
DRM-protected music or otherwise access your account, there is an easy
way to look it up.
If you have regularly used iTunes to purchase music and movies, then
you may have a significant collection of titles that are tied to your
specific iTunes account. However, if you have used more than one iTunes
account, then you may run into trouble if you cannot remember the
account ID you used to purchase the items.
|The iTunes log-in prompt offers
no way to retrieve a forgotten ID.
At the very least, if the songs are DRM-protected and you have not authorized your system to play them, then
iTunes will present you with a notice to log in to your account before it will play them.
While Apple offers a quick password recovery link in the
authorization window, this requires you first enter a valid
corresponding Apple ID, so if you have forgotten your iTunes account ID,
then you may be at somewhat of a loss for what to enter. However, there
is an easy way to look this up using the items you have already
|The iTunes ID will be in the location of the blue box,
when you get information on a previously purchased song or movie.
As shown in this Apple knowledgebase article,
each song or movie you purchase in iTunes will be tagged with your name
and the account used, so you can use this to find your lost account
To view this information, simply select any song or movie and press
Command-I or choose “Get Info” from the File menu. Then in the Summary
tab of the window that appears (this should be the default tab), you
should see the name and Apple ID listed. Now you can use this Apple ID
as the username in the iTunes authorization window, and then retrieve
the password as well if necessary.