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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by danpass, Jun 19, 2010.
Displaying the duplicates is of no use to me ................ ahem
I used it to remove dups... works for me..
Mass deletion of duplicates is a risky proposition. Unless it's done carefully, you might end up deleting the wrong duplicate. Also, you may want to keep some duplicates. I have thousands of duplicates, since some songs by the same artist appear on multiple albums. Some could be live, acoustic, a remake, etc. You might not want to get rid of all duplicates. Manual is the safest method.
ahem...why is this of no use to you?
I've been wondering if deleting the entire database and reimporting is the best solution.
It really depends. As I said, some duplicates may be desired. How big is your library and what are you trying to achieve? Only one copy of each song?
mostly one copy of each song.
I had copied over my C: itunes folder, installed new OS, then brought it back. Some duplicates
But a bunch of songs could not be found so I relinked My Music folder in general.
Majority of songs found but now also a bunch of dupes. Really irritating.
I've had this issue before too. I just don't see the logic behind it.
One master list, no dupes.
THEN when you click on a playlist you see it listed there as well.
None of this crap about having the song in 4 different playlists AND all 4 listings showing up in the master list
A song appearing in multiple playlists may be desirable and doesn't mean the song is duplicated. Playlists only contain pointers to files, not copies of the files. That's why if you delete a song from a playlist, you haven't deleted the song. You've only removed it from that playlist.
That would only happen if each playlist had a different version of the song. If you have one song in the master list, then add it to 4 different playlists, the song still appears only once in the master list.
I think I'm going with delete and reimport lol
Let me know how that works. It'll be interesting to see if you still have dupes, because the files themselves are duplicated.