Easy way to delete iTunes songs that are duplicated? Automator?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AlmightyG5, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I just imported songs from my other computer into itunes. I already had some of the same songs on both computers. So now after importing i have duplicates from the songs that were on both computers. I don't want to go through all these songs and delete the ones that are duplicated. Can i use automator or something to find the duplicated songs and delete them?

    thanks
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure iTunes has a "Show Duplicate Entries" option.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    In iTunes: Edit -> Show duplicate songs.

    No need for Automator... :)

    Edit: Beaten again... I'm off to bed... :eek: ;)
     
  4. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    You will still have to delete them manually that way.
    I've tried one applescript myself to delete duplicates, but it still needed "manual interference" to delete.
    There must be a more elegant solution.
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I'd rather delete them manually if iTunes identifies what it thinks are duplicates.

    Some of them might be the same song by the same artist but one is acoustic, another might be remixed and one is the original. I'd much rather see them and decide whether to delete some than have iTunes do it for me and lose some classics!
     

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