6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2009 10:32 PM by Jim in Dublin
emmdee Level 1 Level 1

I have a second generation ipod touch 32gb, and recently upgraded to software 3.0...
I also have the latest version of itunes on a macbook pro running leopard.
Now, I have sorted all of my songs to how I want them. I pressed "Show duplicates", and there's nothing... I checked all of the files in the itunes music folder, no duplicates or anything, and checked it out on itunes as well. Everything looks perfect...
All of the songs will sync onto my iPod fine..when I search using the songs mode, it states I have exactly the amount of songs on my itunes...but when i search using cover flow or album mode, there are a few albums that, for one reason or another, have been duplicated. I looked at them, and they display the exact same songs. It's really weird, I have attempted to restore iPod several times and even reload my songs. Nothing helps.

Any suggestions?

Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • emmdee Level 1 Level 1
    I should say that I just looked at the number of albums that my ipod has, it says 380...but itunes says I have 397 albums?
    But they both have 663 songs?
    I don't get it...
  • avagyan Level 1 Level 1
    I'm in exact same situation. Just after 3.0 update, when I'm dragging the folder with mp3 files straight to my ipod touch 2G, songs become duplicated for some reason.
  • iamnick96 Level 1 Level 1
    Yes I have the same problem. It is so annoying!!! Plz someone answer this question.
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9
    See my previous post on Grouping Tracks Into Albums, in particular the topics One cover, too many tracks which might explain why your iPod appears to have fewer albums than iTunes, and One album, too many covers which shows how to resolve multiples for the same album.

  • alanp88 Level 1 Level 1
    I am having the same problem, and it is getting on my nerves! On some albums I have like 10 duplicates for the same album, all with the same songs!
  • Jim in Dublin Level 1 Level 1

    I had a similar issue where 2 of my albums would show up twice in cover flow. I took a closer look at these 2 albums to see if they had anything in common. In both cases I had added tracks to the albums in the past manually.

    Try this,
    1. Go to one of the albums that is being duplicated in cover flow.
    2. Right click on the first track and click "Get info" and then the "sorting" tab.
    3. At the bottom of the "sorting" tab hit "next" or "previous". Go thru the album and keep an eye on how each track is sorted. In my case the "sort album" field had text in them when other tracks on the album did not. It's best to keep the sort criteria simple. When I deleted the text I sync'd and only had one copy of the album.

    Hope this helps.
    james (Dublin, Ireland)