(Licensed/Registered To)... Any way iCan change this?

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  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

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    Hi, i ordered Final Cut Express 4 from Apple, it arrived yesterday while i was at work, so i asked my brother to install it for me (you've probably seen him post on this forum under the name MrGeePee)

    The idiot put his nick-name in the Licensed/Registered To box :mad:

    Really pissed me off as its my Mac and not his. I know its not a big deal but i like things done right lol.

    Is there anyway i can edit this? i tried re-uninstalling the program but it doesn't ask me for the license the 2nd time around.

    Thanks.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    when you unstalled it did you remove the .plist file? that holds prefences might hold ur licenese to prefence :)
     
  3. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I removed it using AppZapper, these are the files it deleted.

    Im new to Macs, so im not sure where to find the plist :(

    [​IMG]

    Anyone else? :(
     
  4. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    I've not used Final Cut, but Apple does put the .plist with the serial number for iWork in HD > Library > Preferences, so you might look there. There also is likely another .plist in HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences that keeps the individual user's preferences.
     
  5. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    There is this file: com.apple.RegFinalCutExpress.plist

    Which is in HD -> Library -> Preferences

    It doesn't contain my name, but maybe removing it will force a re-registration?

    -Kevin
     
  6. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My HD doesn't contain any of them files, which is weired :(

    Thanks for the help
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i dont have that file either. maybe that file is from FCE 3.

    delete or move the "Final Cut Express System ID" file in /Library/Application Support/ProApps & then open FCE and re-enter your name and serial :D
     
  8. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks allot! it worked :D
     

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