iTunes File Management apps...which is best for lost files, dupes, files missing?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sdavis81, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. sdavis81 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009
    I would love any input from those with some experience. My problem is common I think. I have an itunes library that says 120gb. I have an itunes folder that says 140gb. I have a bunch of exlamation points, some of which the files are there, some not.

    I don't want to spend 40 hours fixing it!

    I have been looking for an app that:
    1) finds the dead tracks (really dead and files missing) and removes them
    2) finds the files in my folder that aren't linked and add them to library....I know I may have deleted those at some point but honestly with this much data missing I can start that process over. Would rather have the stuff in...that out, of the library
    3) find dupes and help me get rid of them. i have used Dupe eliminator and this works OK...would like one app to use to do all these things.

    I have found:
    iTunes Consolidator
    iTunes Library Updater
    Doug's Scipt- list files not added

    I run a MacBook Pro wirelessly. I am moving my library from my old external USB drive which I plugged in when using it, to a ReadyNAS Duo networked drive.

    I want to fix and repair my library before moving it to the NAS.

    I would love for the app to work on the network but honestly if it works once I would be happy with the price I pay.

    I would love anyone with experience using these apps to chime in, maybe your experience applies to me...or maybe not.

  2. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    How to isolate missing tracks :)

    iTunes 8 can display exact duplicates if you hold down the Option key when you select the "show duplicates" menu item.

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