iTunes duplicate song
It seems that every time I update my itunes, it reloads my song library and leaves me with over a thousand duplicated songs. Does anyone know the best way to deal with this? I am sick of spending the hours that it takes to go through and delete all of the duplicates.
Has anyone else had this happen?
- 02-11-2009, 12:17 PM #2
- 02-11-2009, 02:40 PM #4
Ok, So for future reference...
If you have a situation like mine and you find your itunes over flowing with duplicates after some form of update or something else here is the best way to clear it up. Don't try to do it by hand, it takes forever, and you may end up deleting a song that is not a "duplicate" and just another version of the song you have (live recording for example).
If your situation is like mine, and these duplicates show up for no apparent reason one day, go to view, click view options and make sure that "date added" is checked. Go back to your itunes library and click the date added tab. This should bring all of these newly added duplicate songs right to the top to be easily selected as a group and deleted. Hope this saves someone the amount of time I wasted!
- 02-11-2009, 08:46 PM #7
A week from tomorrow I get my iphone and then I have the pleasure of going through my music once again to figure out what makes the cut. I really wish the 32GB was here now!
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- 10-28-2011, 05:46 AM #21Banned
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- 10-30-2011, 07:26 PM #22
- 03-13-2013, 08:00 PM #23iPhone Nanite
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Re: itunes duplicates
i'm facing the same dilemma regarding duplicates and had enough. i'd like to suggest the tool that works for me, its called "Duplicate Files Deleter" and uses md5 seaching which is effective.. i've been using it for awhile to hunt down and delete those duplicates, hope it helps...
- 03-29-2013, 08:43 PM #24iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
Re: itunes duplicates
I had everything set up perfectly on my old HDD, then I upgraded. Now I reinstalled itunes, let it do its thing, and I'm finding it's duplicated my entire library of 75 gigs of music! Arghhh! I uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and it didn't even affect it!
Overall I'm finding myself confused with the software, it's friggen hard to figure out. It always searches my whole computer, and I have my old drive hooked up, so I think that's causing the problem, it's seeing my new music folder on my new drive, and seeing the music folder on my old drive, and it's just adding all songs. Where is the option to not search the whole drive and just select a music folder like every other player on the planet?
Really could use some advice. My nano is the first apple product I've owned, and I love it other than dealing with iTunes.
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- 06-13-2013, 06:29 AM #25
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