I've lost my Quicktime Pro key...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mpw, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. mpw Guest

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    ...I had an iBook which developed a nasty ticking and grinding from the hard drive. I copied my 30GB hard drive to an external FW drive just before the iBook died and replaced it with a new iMac G5, so far so good.

    My problem is although I've got QT with the new iMac I had upgraded to QT Pro on the iBook thinking the registration code would still be available (as I never wrote it down anywhere) but I can't find it on the external drive.

    Anybody know where it might be?

    My 30GB copy was a straight copy with system files etc.

    Any help apreciated.
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Log into your Apple Store account. The software key should be available.
     
  3. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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  4. daveL macrumors 68020

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    If you cloned your hard drive, you'd have it. If CCC'd (Carbon Copy Cloner) my boot disk many times, and I never lost my key.
     
  5. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....a good reason to keep those email receipts that Apple sends when you buy something - I keep the email *and* a printed copy...oh yeah!
     
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  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm guessing you might need "/Users/[your account]/Library/Preferences/QuickTime Preferences".

    I don't see the registration in the plist files anywhere, and the file mentioned above does indeed include the registration number, although I don't know if it's a reference to it (a coy) or the definitive source of it.
     
  8. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Is your disk copy bootable? If so, you could connect it, boot from it and then launch QT and retrieve the serial number.
     

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