Remove songs with exclamation mark

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Smileyboy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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  2. 0000757 macrumors 68040

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    #2
    I assumed that on iTunes you could just delete them?
     
  3. Smileyboy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I have about 1200 files scattered throughout my library. I don't want to do 1 at a time.
     
  4. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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    Command F with "!" as the search criteria... select all?
     
  5. Smileyboy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've never used this method before. How would I do this?
    thanks
     
  6. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    1. Create a regular (non-smart) playlist named "Live Tracks"
    2. Click the Music playlist in the source column to list your music library. Set iTunes display mode to list. Select every track in the Music playlist (Command+A). Drag the selection to the Live Tracks playlist. Since iTunes will only add a track to a playlist when it knows the file exists, the Live Tracks playlist now lists every "real" track you've got.
    3. Create a smart playlist with these conditions:
      Match all rules
      Playlist is "Music"
      Playlist is not "Live Tracks"
      Live updating
    4. Name it "Dead Tracks"

    The Dead Tracks playlist now lists every track for which iTunes can't locate a file. To delete all these tracks from your library, select them all in the Dead Tracks playlist and press Option-Delete (Mac) or Alt-Delete (PC) to remove them from iTunes.
     
  7. raspberrysoul macrumors newbie

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    thanks, this was a huge help!!
     

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