an app to delete duplicates?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Trance, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    in my music collection I have a lot of duplicates, it would be took quite a lot of time to delete the doubles.
    Is there a decent app out there to sort out the copied files and delete them for me?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are reasons why you may want to keep some duplicates. iTunes considers items duplicates if the song name and artist fields match. They may be from different albums, have different lengths or bitrates, be different file types, be live or studio versions, etc. There is no software that can make those determinations for you. The safest method of dupe deletion is manual. With any other method, you run the risk of deleting something you didn't intend to delete.
     
  3. Skyrim macrumors member

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    Agreed. And if the duplicates do not take much disk space, you can just leave them alone.
     
  4. rickyalan macrumors newbie

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