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How to Copy & Paste a Song Within iTunes Playlists?

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Aug 10, 2013 7:51 AM

I just 'upgraded' to iTunes 11 (actually 11.0.4).  Now I cannot copy any songs within my Playlists.  Can it be done, or do I have to re-import each time with a different name?  I read someone's vague description about using 'View', but try as I might, I could not paste a song into my playlists after clicking Copy.  This is why I DREAD upgrades.  I see only a loss of usability with iTunes 11.  Thanks if you can provide step by step.   Bert   *******


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  • matt00 Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,235 points)
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    Aug 10, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to BertD)

    Hey BertD,



    Let's expand on the tip you were given earlier. I'd like to restore iTunes to a familiar layout for you:


    iTunes 11: Frequently used features


    Show or hide the Status Bar and Sidebar

    In iTunes 11 you have the option to turn the Sidebar and the Status Bar on or off; they are off by default. To do this in the menus, go to:


    Show Sidebar - Choose View > Show Sidebar (this feature will display iTunes features on the left side of the application including Library, Store, Shared, Genius, and Playlists).


    Show Status Bar - Choose View > Show Status Bar (this feature will conveniently display the number of items and playback time for a category, for example, music or movies).





    This will bring iTunes 11 back to the familiar view of previous versions, and may help you accomplish your goal. If not, please let me know how I can be of further assistance.





    Matt M.

  • matt00 Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,235 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 12:49 PM (in response to BertD)

    Hello BertD,


    Thank you for using the Apple Support Community. Due to the nature of your issue or question you may find more information by using another one of Apple's support resources -


    - Matt M.

  • Lee Schwartz Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 12:24 AM (in response to matt00)

    This is the exact issue I am having.  I can highlight a sing name, and when I right click it, or try to copy the name, a menu pops up.  I used to be able to highlight a song title, right click it, copy, then paste the name in the tool bar.  This way if I have 10 artists singing the same song, I can simply view every artist who has sung that song.  Any soluions?

  • apluser4 Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to BertD)

    I created another playlist and, using the title of the original album, I added the word "duplicate." I placed the song tracks that I wanted to duplicate in this playlist. I then clicked and dragged the duplicate into the first playlist and was able to paste the duplicate song.


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