Duplicate tracks - easy way to delete?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Lindat, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Lindat macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I don't know how it happened, but when I was syncing, a whole load of tracks were duplicated on my ipod. I have the old 60gb ipod, not the touch. Is there an easy way to ask I-tunes to delete duplicate tracks without me having to pick out every other track and manually delete it? I have already lost some tracks by doing this. It is such a laborious task!!! Any quick tips hugely appreciated.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Google "dougscripts iTunes"- there are several "duplicate remover" scripts there.
     
  3. Lindat thread starter macrumors member

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    OK. I will go and check that out. Thanks. I realised last night after I'd posted the first message that I made an error. They didn't duplicate on my ipod, they duplicated on my actual pc for some reason. I want to remove them before I sync up. I don't know why I wrote it the other way round last night. I presume this program you have mentioned will also delete them from your pc if they are duplicated? Thanks again.
     
  4. sneakyzeal macrumors member

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    If you go Menu > Show Duplicates it should show you all your double ups.

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're talking about a Windows PC, then no. Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes are Mac-only, as they use AppleScript, which doesn't run on Windows. This is why it's important that you give as much information as you can when asking for help. This being a Mac forum, the assumption is that you're running iTunes on a Mac, unless you say otherwise.
     
  6. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're on a Mac, in iTunes hold down Option and click File > Show Exact Duplicates.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP is looking for a way to automatically delete duplicates, not show duplicates:
     
  8. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but once you have all duplicates shown, you can easily select and delete them.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see that now. I wasn't sure if he meant pick out from the Show Duplicates screen, or from the main library screen.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Again, that's manual deletion, which the OP is trying to avoid. They're looking for an automated method.
     

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