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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Removing iTunes Dupes help?

got 10 thousand worth of songs with duplicates in it and its killing HDD space, anyone know quick way to get rid of it for free and not TuneUp

I dont wanna manually go through it all

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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You may want to check out Dupin from Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes, which is a great resource for managing your iTunes tags and files.

However, there are reasons why you may want to keep some duplicates. iTunes considers items duplicates if the song name and artist fields match. They may be from different albums, have different lengths or bitrates, be different file types, be live or studio versions, etc. There is no software that can make all those determinations for you. The safest method of dupe deletion is manual. With any other method, you run the risk of deleting something you didn't intend to delete.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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You may want to check out Dupin from Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes, which is a great resource for managing your iTunes tags and files.

However, there are reasons why you may want to keep some duplicates. iTunes considers items duplicates if the song name and artist fields match. They may be from different albums, have different lengths or bitrates, be different file types, be live or studio versions, etc. There is no software that can make all those determinations for you. The safest method of dupe deletion is manual. With any other method, you run the risk of deleting something you didn't intend to delete.


any other methods, this costs money and a bit awkward
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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got 10 thousand worth of songs with duplicates in it and its killing HDD space, anyone know quick way to get rid of it for free and not TuneUp

I dont wanna manually go through it all

cheers
There is a find duplicates feature built in with iTunes
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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There is a find duplicates feature built in with iTunes



i know that what i meant by not going through it all myself
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