“Deauthorize content licenses” Option Added to Chrome’s Clear Browsing Data dialog

by Venkat eswarlu on June 17, 2012

in Google Chrome

Dev. version of Chrome now shows an extra option “Deauthorize content licenses”  for “Clear Browsing Data” dialog, this is related to Flash Player and unchecked by default. Online Global Flash Settings Manager offers this option, and Flash Settings Manager in Windows too offers this, Google now integrating Flash Player Native Control Panel settings one by one into Chrome settings UI. Deauthorize content licenses is the first flash player setting to added to Chrome. What this setting means? when to use it?

Some content on internet such as movies and music are protected by their providers using Flash access. Users first need to get licenses before playing protected content, if you purchase or rent this protected content then their licenses will automatically downloaded to your Computer, Flash Player saves these licenses.

Deauthorizing content licenses for protected content via Chrome’s Clear browsing data dialog

If user wants to sell or donate or dispose his Computer or prevent unauthorized users from playing protected content in his Computer then user can either click on “Deauthorize this Computer “option that can be found in Flash Player Settings Manager in Windows or can use “deauthorize content licenses” option in Chrome to reset these licenses, users can’t access or play those videos then. There is also a case where content providers advise you to reset license files when content not playing correctly.

deauthorize content licenses option thumb “Deauthorize content licenses” Option Added to Chrome’s Clear Browsing Data dialog

You’re warned!- by resetting license files you can’t play movies or music from content providers you purchased until new licenses from those providers are downloaded by you to your Computer.


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Theresa August 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm


You need a solution for this problem “Flash Player 11.3 YouTube Videos not Playing in Firefox [Fixes]” for Chrome too. Please notify me when you place content on the site. The ‘YouTube Videos’ are not playing properly when watching content in Full Screen. Please send me a link to “Related Posts:” when you are finished posting the fix.
Thank you,


James August 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

I accidently deauthorized content licenses and now I can’t watch videos, is there a way for me to fix this? Please help!!


Ryan October 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

can u help me i deauthorized content licenses my computer too how to restore it i cant access my browser and games


flarn2006 August 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

Why should I care if other people are able to view the protected content? As long as I’ll still have access to it on my new computer, why wouldn’t I *want* the next person to be able to?


iverlastinglove November 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

mistakenly deauthorized content licenses in clear history, how to restore, cant access most important sites – gmail, yahoo, facebook etc. thanks


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