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  • 30. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    StalkingCrow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Show duplicates is now under VIEW in iTunes 11.  Just use the drop down menu to select between music, movies, etc.  Then go to view>show duplicates.  Then you can just select all and delete.Screen Shot 2012-12-15 at 3.02.25 PM.png

  • 31. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,440 points)

    Steve Taylor1 wrote:

     

    iTunes update 11.0.1 restores display duplicates in View, Show Duplicates

    Aw you beat me to it Yes 11.0.1 fixes this issue. Thank you Apple!

  • 32. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    Drakson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For Windows users:

     

    Open iTunes.

    Press the "Alt" Key once.

    Select the "View" Menu.

    Select "Show Duplicate Items".

     

    Good Luck,

    Drakson

  • 33. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    powerjax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes but do you have to trawl through the entire library of duplicates and delete each one by one now?

     

    Or is there a way of selecting one of each to keep in a shortcut?

  • 34. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    Steviwunda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly; does one have to click on each duplicate one at a time and then delete them (I have 3363)? Life is too short, especially since I didn't have this problem yesterday; now my library's twice as big, it doesn't fit into my iPad, and Apple apparantly didn't foresee the problem...!

  • 35. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    Steviwunda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I sorted the problem out by reading what this clever chap had to say:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/people/turingtest2

  • 36. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    dorothy (dot) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's nice that Apple put View Duplicates back in the menu, but it doesn't work for podcasts, which take up a TON of space! So now I have to delete each manually. That *****. Get with it, Apple!!!!!!

  • 37. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    Thor HoG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All you have to do is delete them. The same way you always delete songs from your library. But there is a catch. When you do that the songs will no longer be in the icloud purchased section. That means you cannot just go and easily download them again, which was what they feature was good for.

     

    This doesn't regard duplicates, but I found myself here as there was no other information.  No matter what I do, the only thing my delete operations do is remove the song from my library/playlist.  I have no option at all to delete the file itself from my computer.  The following KB states after I hit delete, I should be presented with a dialog to simply remove from the playlist, or to delete from my system (to trash anyway).  I've reset all warnings, and I never get this prompt.  Oh, iTunes 11.  No combination of keys makes any difference either. 

     

    As it is, I have to go to the song, "Show in Finder," delete from the list and then delete from the computer.

     

    Does anyone have any idea *** is going on??

     

    t

     

    Oh, here's the KB that is wrong AFAICT.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12159?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US


     


  • 38. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    dorothy (dot) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My problem is with the podcasts and I have a ton of duplicates. FWIW, I found that if I try to download new ones, and hit the subscribe button, I get them ALL again, so even if I've deleted the dupes, they show up again. C'mon Apple, where is the genius who can fix this?????

    AND the "view duplicates" is grayed out for podcasts. Who is the  genius who engineered that?

  • 39. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    Disgustedotw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The list shows ALL versions of the tune that are considered to be the same. So if you do as you say and select all and delete you will lose ALL tunes where there are 2 or more versions!

  • 40. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    Pandaman90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It will only delete them if the files are in the iTunes library file on your computer. You will need to create a new iTunes library folder by going into File, Library, Organise Library. The only problem with this is that it will leave the original files on your computer taking up extra space. I have found the best way to do it is to consolidate it to an external hard drive and the delete all the music files from your computer then transfer them back. This takes time but when you go to delete the songs from iTunes it will ask you if you want to move them to the trash.

     

    In regards to deleting the duplicates you have to delete them one by one and keep one of each of the songs. If your like me and have 11000 duplicates it takes a long time. There are duplicate finder programs out there but I'm not sure if any of them are any good, plus you have to pay for most of them.

  • 41. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    bcause Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agreed... this is just stupid.

  • 42. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    mikefulton1963 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The built-in "Find Duplicates" is too stupid to be useful.  There's no control over the criteria.

     

    If the same song is on two different albums, it always counts that as a duplicate, but that kind of duplicate is just fine with me.  I need to find the instances where the same song was imported from the same CD more than once or when somehow the same song file wound up in two different library items.

     

    When I do "Find Duplicates" there are 2500+ songs listed, and no way to distinguish the acceptible ones from the ones I want to get rid of.

  • 43. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    NP_iDad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm in he same boat mikefulton1963...this is getting to be a real pita. there has to be a way to do this.

  • 44. Re: How can I remove duplicates in Itunes 11?
    RSAustin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you Select ALL when you show all your duplicates then they will ALL BE DELETED, or is that little leap of logic too much for you StalkingCow?

     

    This is ridiculous, there should be a way to delete duplicate songs.   When something this obvious and basic gets overlooks it's just another sign how Apple is getting more like Microsoft every passing month.