iTunes: How to remove "empty" duplicates?

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  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine has a huge iTunes library which is unfortunately very messy - meaning that many songs are twice in the library but in reality they exist only once.

    Is there a tool that can find these "empty" duplicates and remove them automatically?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. aaronvan Suspended

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    Nothing that I know of short of manually deleting the repeats. Photos doesn't have a duplicate remover, either.
     
  3. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Check out Doug's Scripts, he has one that does this but you need a Mac. http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=removedeadsuper

    If you don't have a Mac, the next best thing is to delete your iTunes Library file (not the music files!) and re-import everything. If they are stored in iCloud you can show duplicates, then sort by downloaded vs cloud then remove all the cloud dupes.
     
  4. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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