Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 10:16 AM (in response to bigj6360)
Something's amiss with your iTunes installation if it's keeping more than just the newest version of any given app. It's usual for iTunes to replace the older version. Are you sure those really were the same app and not actually apps that are slightly different?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to varjak paw)
I missed a few apps in my deletion quest. Here are their names and version numbers. Are these not the same apps?
Pageonce 4.60 & 5.11
Alarmed 2.2.5 & 2.2.6
Adobe Viewer 2.2.0 & 2.3.1
--- I'm guessing/hoping a reinstall of Itunes could fix this? --
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to bigj6360)
They would seem to be, but it's possible that they were released separately in the iTunes Store. Some apps are different but named the same (Angry Birds being a case in point). Not having any of those apps I can't say with any certainty. It's definitely not normal for iTunes to keep older versions.
If you're still on Mac OS X 10.5.6 as your profile indicates, update to 10.5.8 and the latest version of iTunes and see if that makes any difference.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to varjak paw)
Sorry my profile is out of date. I am running 10.6.8
I am going to reinstall itunes to see what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to bigj6360)
Reinstalling iTunes won't clean up your apps folder. I get the odd orphaned app but mainly, I suspect, because I sync my library between two machines and randomly update apps on either or sometimes my devices. There's enough room for syncing errors that are "my fault" not to necessarily blame iTunes, but one thing is certain, iTunes does not do housekeeping on files that it is no longer (or wasn't ever) connected to.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Interesting... That could be my problem. I have two user accounts I use on a regular basis. I guess it could be that I have installed, updated, or backed up my apps or ipad to both accounts in the past.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to bigj6360)
That's most likely it, particularly if the two profiles have separate libraies with a shared media folder. Room for all sorts of confusion there. As mentioned earlier the most recent app will usually be the one with the highest number, but just occasionally iTunes downloads them without any number at all, and occasionally there are seprate versions for iPad and other iOS devices, or a free version that has exactly the same default file name as its paid for cousin..