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Error: The selected files could not be copied from '' because this machine is not a member of the Home Share for the account ''

I tried to copy some music files on my iPad into my iTunes Library, but I received this error:

"The selected files could not be copied from '' because this machine is not a member of the Home Share for the account ''

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The songs were purchased on my iPad and the iPad is set up for Home Sharing with 2 computers. Can anyone help me move my music?

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Sounds like your 'Home Sharing' configuration got broken somehow. In your left column under the SHARED section, if home sharing is set up correctly, the icon will be a house size_600x.jpg, NOT this one size_600x.jpg. If you don't see the Home icon, I suggest starting over and setting up home sharing from scratch. It's easy, just follow these instructions:

  1. Delete your iTunes Preferences files Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.iTunes
  2. Restart iTunes and go to Advanced > Turn on Home Sharing
  3. Log into Home Sharing with the same iTunes account used on your other computers
  4. Make sure all computers are on the same WiFi network and have internet acccess. That's it, you should now be able to drag and drop your files from your iPad to your iTunes.

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Instead of dragging and dropping your files, try going to File > Transfer Purchases from iPad

That should start copying all the files you purchased on the iPad (Apps, Music, Videos, Movies) to your local iTunes Library.

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