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Old Jan 24, 2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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iTunes duplicate albums?

My gf asked me how to fix her duplicate albums. Apparently she converted one of her CD's to MP3 and forgot, and later did it again. Resulting in a duplicate album in iTunes.

Does iTunes not recognize you already have this CD in your library and post warning about it? I find this rather odd that it wouldnt.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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highlight the dups and press delete.
it should ask you if you want to move them to the trash. just say yes and the song will be in your trash
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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highlight the dups and press delete.
it should ask you if you want to move them to the trash. just say yes and the song will be in your trash

Yes I know HOW to delete them. I'm asking why iTunes allows this? It was the precise same album, twice.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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annoying bug....did it to my entire ibrary which is roughly 45+ gig


view>show duplicates>highlight every other song and delte
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Old Jan 25, 2008, 02:45 AM   #5
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Yes I know HOW to delete them. I'm asking why iTunes allows this?
iTunes just expects that you want the duplicates if you make them. You can't call that a bug.
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Old Jan 25, 2008, 03:25 AM   #6
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I agree you can't call it a big, but it would be nice if a pop up menu appeared and checked you wanted to do it!

By the way, this might happen, but i really can't be bothered trying it out
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 03:47 PM   #7
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I have this problem too . But it just happened after the 3.0 update . I didnt do anything to get it like this
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Old Dec 2, 2009, 05:38 AM   #8
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doug's scripts for itunes have a script for this, works like a charm.
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Old Dec 2, 2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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It's not a bug. There are some instances where an album has two versions, such as "plugged" and "unplugged" or studio vs live, with the same songs and album name. iTunes doesn't make such choices for you. It "assumes" that if you add something to your library, you intended to do that. If you try to add the same album from the same file location, it won't duplicate that, but if the files are coming from a new location or you're re-ripping a CD, it allows you to do that, assuming you know what you're doing.
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