I tunes duplicate songs. How to delete?

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

  1. silvergts1998 macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2008
    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?

  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    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. silvergts1998 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2008
    Is there a program that will help in this? I have many songs and Duplicates it will take forever to do it manually.
  4. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
  5. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    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.

  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)

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