62794 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2014 12:44 AM by turingtest2 Branched to a new discussion.
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.
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.
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.