HT2905: How to find and remove duplicate items in your iTunes libraryLearn about How to find and remove duplicate items in your iTunes library
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:18 AM (in response to 2Wheels1000)
Yup, there goes the hope of Apple actually improving the Find Duplicate feature... I upgraded hoping there could be a better way to resolve my 1,000 duplicates - Nope!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to Dan Smit)
the way they try to improve the Find Duplicate feature is by removing it
The only thing you can do is send feedback to try and get it back
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to 2Wheels1000)
There used to be a wildcard character you could add to smart playlist to find dupes, that seems to be gone as well.
There are third-party tools. This one is $10.
This one does it for $50, but it also downloads missing album art and fixes track names.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to 2Wheels1000)
There is also my DeDuper script if you don't want to do it by hand. Please take note of the warning to backup your library before deduping.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 7:31 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Thankyou so much for your script,it worked flawlessly for me,it took me a little to understand it but your instructions are very clear I've just never used a script program but it is very good and I would suggest it to anybody to give it a go but do back up your songs first as turingtest2 suggests just in case.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 7:35 PM (in response to mjcm_nl)
Thanks I did write to them and let them know.Since then I used turintest2 program he sugested and it worked great.Got rid of all duplicates in iTunes and also out of my music folder without cost,although a little donation may be in order when I get paid.