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Changing Youtube account linked to Googlemail account

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Anyone out there now the answer - Google have not answered my question?!!

My Youtube account is currently linked to my wife's gmail account.

for various reasons, she wants to remove this, and connect it to mine instead.

I have no problems with this - but I do not want to have to reload all the videos etc.

Is there a way to link my youtube account to mine?

thank you
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by:Mawallace
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When I do I get a red banner

"Your account is permanently linked to a Google mail account"
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Of course - a Youtube account must always be linked to a Gogle account - you get to choose WHICH Google account to link to.
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by:Mawallace
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But it will not let me unlink the Google accounts though!

I want to link it to a different one!
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by:Paul Sauvé
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When you click the link http://www.youtube.com/my_account_unlink, do you ge the correct page as shown in 'Unlink-Youtube.gif'?
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by:Mawallace
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This what I get!
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Nothing? Or did you forget to attach a screen shot?
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by:Mawallace
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Sorry - forgot to attach screen shot.

I get this
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by:Paul Sauvé
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]It seems that it depends on WHEN your Youtube acct was created. Please see this link: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=183819
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by:Mawallace
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Well - i created mine AFTER May 2009 - what do I do!!
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Paul Sauvé earned 1500 total points
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From the research I've done, therr's not much you can do to change this situation: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/youtube/how-to-use-youtube-features/kDfSHvsoiVA.

I think the best is to create a new account try to transfer the settings from the existing one.

It seems the only way to do this is manyally. :-(
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