|Jun 11, 2008, 05:11 AM||#1|
Why & How to remove duplicate MP3 files in Finder (Mac OSX)
I just discovered that a some of my music files have duplicate files in the Finder.
Ie, an album folder would contain both track-name.mp3 and track-name1.mp3.
In every case, iTunes is pointing to the duplicate file: track-name1.mp3
a) What's the easiest way to remove all these duplicate files in the Finder?
b) Why did this happen in the first place?
Btw, I noticed that duplicate files appeared today when I replaced a track's artwork.
Could this be a possible cause?
Thanks for your help!
Mac OSX 10.5.3
|Jun 11, 2008, 06:35 AM||#2|
a) I simply opened the offending album folders and highlighted the files and deleted them. If you have dozens of affected folders, then you might need to try something else.
13" MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, 4Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD ; MacBook 2.26GHz, 2Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD ; iPhone 3GS ; 80Gb iPod Classic ; 1Gb Shuffle ; AirPort Express
|Jan 5, 2011, 11:13 AM||#4|
Find and Remove Duplicate MP3s in Finder
That wasn't helpful because it works through iTunes. I believe the question was about using FINDER. Dumping them into iTunes will only create yet another set of duplicates in the iTunes media folder.
I've found software that will find duplicate files fine, but that doesn't help me because slight differences such as cover art alter the difference in byte-to-byte comparison.
What is a good MP3 duplicate remover for mac?
|Nov 2, 2012, 08:34 PM||#6|
Why did it happen? Not sure assuming you didn't import them twice. Perhaps someone messed with the Add to Library function?
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