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How do you move the vids from one youtube account to another

Nov 26, 2008 10:07AM PST

I have about 25 irreplaceable videos on a youtube account that i wanna abandon soon. i still wanna keep the vids but i deleted all the other files of it and the ones on youtube are the only coppies of it left.....

how do i move them then, if i can....

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You don't have them . . .
Nov 26, 2008 8:39PM PST

on your computer?

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As I understand it
Nov 27, 2008 4:59AM PST

you retain all of the ownership rights of those videos you submitted, (uploaded), to YouTube, and you have the right to delete them from your account;

"8.2 You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions, but you are required to grant limited licence rights to YouTube and other Website users. These are described in paragraph 10 of these Terms (Rights you licence)."

"10.2 The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate when you remove or delete your User Videos from the Website. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable, but are otherwise without prejudice to your ownerships rights, which are retained by you as set out in paragraph 8.2 above."

It's the UK version of their Terms of Use, but the terms are the same.

So the question is, if you still own them as YouTube say, why can't you download them back to your computer? You will need to speak to YouTube about that ad how best to do it.


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how do i do that?
Nov 28, 2008 5:57AM PST

how do i put it back to my computer anyway?

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I would try their Contact Us option
Nov 28, 2008 6:34PM PST

The Contact Us link for is

You will need to check for the Contact Us link for your own country. Log in to your account, then find the Contact Us link.


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Google now provides a method to download all of your content
Jul 13, 2013 11:58PM PDT