How to easily remove your personal information from media files purchased from iTunes

iTMS Scrubber

Here’s an easy way to remove your personal information contained in media files purchased from iTunes.

I use a great little application called iTMS Scrubber for this purpose. It’s available for both Windows and Mac.

Download links:

Latest version of iTMS Scrubber for Windows (v2.3a)

Latest version of iTMS Scrubber for Mac (v1.1a)

Instructions for the Windows version:

Simply extract the contents to a folder, copy in the album files you want to de-personalise (don’t use your originals!) and run itms-scrubber. It will also extract the album art to a folder.jpg.

Instructions for the Mac version:

Simply drop your music and/or music video files onto the icon. It will process them in-place and write out report files to show the tags before and after scrubbing. You must drop the actual audio/video files, not the folder containing them.

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6 comments on “How to easily remove your personal information from media files purchased from iTunes

  1. I am looking everywhere for a download link to iTMS Scrubber for Mac that actually works. Can anyone help me out? (The one linked here does not work.)

      • Thanks! I’ve downloaded it and run a couple files through, however I noticed that when I load the scrubbed files into iTunes, I still see “Purchased by” with my account name in the info window. :-/ Oh well.

  2. Would be great to be able to do this for all songs in my iTunes library automatically… you mentioned that dragging and dropping folders doesn’t work.

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