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25uRabbit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 1, 2011 5:24 PM
Tried this:
http://paulmayne.org/blog/2007/11/how-to-remove-broken-or-dead-tracks-from-itune s/

However, I get stuck at creating the smart playlist 'Missing Files'. You cannot add a 'static playlist' (non-smart playlist) to the selection for some reason...

Is there any other way?

BTW, thank you Apple for leaving out another useful feature of one of your products...
Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB White, iOS 4
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 2:38 AM (in response to 25uRabbit)
    I've seen that playlist setup before, but never used it. You can just run the "RemoveDeadTracks" script from this page. It's been around for years.
    http://ottodestruct.com/blog/2005/itunes-javascripts/
    iMac 10.5/ Win 7/WinXP, Windows 7, external hard drive, older iPods
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6 (11,950 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 2:45 AM (in response to 25uRabbit)
    Maybe you can get this version to work:

    Using a playlist to collect dead tracks.
    Create new regular playlist – Playlist1
    Select whole library and drag to Playlist1
    Create new Smart Playlist with the rule: Playlist is not Playlist1
    Live updating checked – after you run it, uncheck live updating or you may not be able to delete tracks.
    This playlist should contain all the dead tracks
    Use shift-del to remove from library

    This method may not work if your library is very large.
    Dell XPS iPod 20GB iTunes 10.2.1.1, Windows 7, 64 bit SP1
  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to polydorus)
    Here's my take on the playlists...

    *Lost & Found*
    Create a playlist called Found, select everything in Music and drag it into the Found playlist (it may take some time to count the tracks that are to be dropped). Create a smart playlist called Lost matching All the rules *Playlist is Music* and *Playlist is not Found*. Your lost tracks will be in this playlist. You should be able to select all the tracks in this playlist with CTRL-A and then remove them from iTunes with CTRL-SHIFT-DELETE.

    However I prefer to use iTunes Folder Watch with its option to *Check for dead tracks on startup* selected.

    tt2
    Various PCs, Windows XP Pro, iPhone3GS iOS4.3.1, 160Gb 1.1.2/2.0.4, 30Gb 1.3, Nano 1.4 - iTunes 10.2.1.1
  • MegsiPhone Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to 25uRabbit)

    I found a simple way to Remove missing iTunes files, hope you find it useful.

     

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  • Brian Bemmels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 20, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to 25uRabbit)

    There is a simple app that cost $1.99 on the AppStore called Tracksift. Works like a charm!! Removes all dead tracks very quickly.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)
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    May 20, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to Brian Bemmels)

    Brian Bemmels wrote:

     

    There is a simple app that cost $1.99 on the AppStore called Tracksift. Works like a charm!! Removes all dead tracks very quickly.

     

    But no use for a Windows user...

     

    tt2

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