Get rid of songs in iTunes that I deleted on the HD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by birdMan, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. birdMan macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2003
    I pruned my music collection a bit (I did it because I need more space and the music sucked). The problem i'm having is that I just deleted the songs off the HD, but they are still in my Music Library in iTunes. I want to get rid of them in iTunes so that I don't have so many damn artists I don't like in the list. I've heard about a program that can do this, and I'm sure that this has come up before but I searched around a few mins and figured I'd ask before I waste too much more time.

  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Have you tried dragging the song from your itunes library into the trash? This should get rid of it.
  3. birdMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2003
    its not hard to get one or two out.. but I want the entire collection done.. I deleted a lot of music and Its really time consuming to just sit there and click delete.. delete.. delete.. etc.. i'm looking for something that is a bit more automatic.
  4. morlium macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2002
    highlight the first song, scroll to the last, hold the shift key and click the final song -- it'll highlight every song in between.
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    The easiest way, is to select the songs you want gone in the Library window, and hit cmd + delete. If you're using iTunes 4, it will ask if you want to songs moved to the trash. Hit yes, and you're all set.
  6. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I agree, the easiest way is to just delete them from your Library in iTunes since it both deletes the entry in your playlist and also deletes them from your HD at the same time.
  7. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    If you're on a PC, just select the first one and hit CTRL-A or go to EDIT and SELECT ALL. Then click and drag just a little. It will tell you which ones are missing. Delete those. You can do the same with the Mac version, but I'm not on my Mac right now, so I can't tell you if it's the same.

    Or just delete them all from iTunes and re-import them.
  8. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England

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