iTunes: Duplicates!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TSE, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    St. Paul, Minnesota
    #1
    For some reason, and don't ask me how this happened, but every song on my iTunes has been duplicated 3 times. The original file, the original file1, the original file2, the original file 3.

    How do I delete these duplicates without having to do it manually?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    You may want to check out Dupin from Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes, which is a great resource for managing your iTunes tags and files.

    However, 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 all 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.
     

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