2 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 7:13 AM by Sebastian Otero1
Sebastian Otero1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I put 60GB of music on my Macbook onto Itunes Match/Cloud.


I have an iMac that serves as a back up for my Macbook, and therefore it has the exact same music


When in iTunes on iMac I want to add it to Cloud but it starts scanning the music (in the iMac). So Im wondering if it will try to add the music on the iMac and therefore duplicate on the Cloud/Match what I already have there which is the same exact music on the laptop (which remember I back up on the iMac)


Your thoughts?


Thank you

  • 1. Re: iTunes Match/Cloud on 2 machines, question
    dwb Level 7 Level 7 (20,210 points)

    Basically there's no need to worry that having the same song on two different computers will result in a duplication of songs in the cloud. It could happen but the circumstances are likely to be rare. If you bought the music from Apple or another online retailer (like Amazon) or if you ripped a CD and copied the ripped CD to the other computer, there's almost no chance you'll get a duplicate in the cloud.


    For the curious....


    If the song on your iMac came from one source and the song on your MacBook came from another, and if they were significantly different (by whatever metrics iTunes Match uses to match songs) it is conceivable that the two might get duplicated. The good news is you can look through your library once matching is finished and if you find dupes you can selectively delete them from the cloud (and computer).

  • 2. Re: iTunes Match/Cloud on 2 machines, question
    Sebastian Otero1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you!