3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2013 11:12 AM by turingtest2
zoe802 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Ok, so i really screwed up when i tranferred my music from my hard drive to Itunes. I dint have the it copy, so all the songs said file not found when I went to play them. So i recopied correctly. Now of course I have a bunch of duplicates. Plus the icloud dupes. I was being very patient and painstakingly removing them, being helped by the excamation mark denoting the files that were not found. Then I had to quit and now that will not come up unless i click on the particular song!! Argh!  Can someone help?


Windows 7
  • 1. Re: removing duplicates/ file not found
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)

    Use Shift > View > Show Exact Duplicate Items to display duplicates as this is normally a more useful selection. You need to manually select all but one of each group to remove. Sorting the list by Date Added may make it easier to select the appropriate tracks, however this works best when performed immediately after the dupes have been created.  If you have multiple entries in iTunes connected to the same file on the hard drive then don't send to the recycle bin. Use my DeDuper script if you're not sure, don't want to do it by hand, or want to preserve ratings, play counts and playlist membership.See this thread for background and please take note of the warning tobackup 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)

     

    tt2

  • 2. Re: removing duplicates/ file not found
    zoe802 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, i have looked for your deduper, but have been unable to find it. its a program right?

  • 3. Re: removing duplicates/ file not found
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)

    Click the link for DeDuper to go to my scripts page, read the warnings about backing up, then download the script from the link in the left hand column. Double-click on the downloaded script to execute it and follow the prompts.

     

    tt2