4 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 4:04 PM by turingtest2
mscott32764 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Trying to organize music files from computer into i tunes and remove duplicates, find tags etc basically cleanup


iPod classic, Windows XP
  • 1.
    Delgadoh Community Specialists Community Specialists (1,405 points)

    Hey mscott32764,

     

    We have a really helpful article here on how to remove duplicates:

     

    How to find and remove duplicate items in your iTunes library

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2905

     

    I was also able to find an article about editing and arranging content here:

     

    Playing and managing content in iTunes

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1399#3

     

    Hope those help,

    David

  • 2. Re: Organize music
    fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,245 points)

    David, if I may be so bold as to ask where did you, community specialists come from. Reason I ask is, article you provided is outdated and duplicates under "View" in itunes 11. Article ht2905 is about itunes 10.

  • 3. Re: Organize music
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
  • 4. Re: Organize music
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)

    mscott32764 wrote:

     

    Trying to organize music files from computer into i tunes and remove duplicates, find tags etc basically cleanup

     

    Hold down Shift and then press View > Show Exact Duplicate Items (before releasing shift) as this normally gives a more useful selection of "true" duplicates. You need to manually select all but one of each group to remove. If you have multiple references to the same files then don't send to the recycle bin. Use my DeDuperscript if you're not sure or don't want to do it by hand. See this thread for background and please take note of the warning to backup your library before deduping.

     

    (If you don't see the menu bar press ALT to show it temporarily or CTRL+B to keep it displayed)

     

    For general tips on organizing things in iTunes see Grouping tracks into albums.

     

    tt2