I tunes duplicate songs. How to delete?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by silvergts1998, May 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    I recently transferred my itunes songs to my new OS drive. In doing so I must have some how duplicated many of my songs. Is there a way to delete duplicates all at once or do I have to sort my songs and delete individually?

    Help!
     
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    Apple Ink

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    In iTunes, select Music under your Library and go to Files|Show Duplicates

    Now select the songs you wish to delete and cmd+alt+del or ctrl+alt+del for windows!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a program that will help in this? I have many songs and Duplicates it will take forever to do it manually.
     
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    allan.nyholm

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    Melrose

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    I'm not sure about your music, but when I use iTunes to find duplicates I get, naturally, duplicates of song that are different lengths. I have several versions of certain songs because I like the variation, but iTunes looks at Song Title, not length.

    What I'm saying is don't just go through and blindly delete 'duplicates' if there're some you'd like to keep: eg, the radio edit as well as the live version. If you only want one version, it's a piece of cake but otherwise just be a bit careful.

    :)
     
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    miles01110

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    Search Dougscripts for the duplicate removal script.
     

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