itunes help...duplicate files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cornerdealy, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. cornerdealy macrumors regular

    May 30, 2006
    for some reason, i guess itunes imported my music files twice into itself and now it shows each song twice in the library (see pic).

    Is there any way to remove the duplicate songs from itunes automatically? I'd hate to have to go through and delete each one individually.

  2. CNU182 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    Delete them all from the library (not the computer) and add them all again once.
  3. cornerdealy thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2006
  4. craigyknows macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007
    This does of course solve the problem but why does it happen?
  5. elstempo macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    don't drag playlist file in with the songs

    This was happening to me and annoying me to no end, but it turns out that iTunes makes another copy of each mp3 if there's a playlist file, such as an m3u, in the batch that you're dragging in. In my case there were two playlist files, so iTunes was creating THREE copies of each file.

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