3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2011 12:58 PM by Michael Allbritton
EdStead Level 1 (0 points)

I seem to have made a bad mistake by using my master iTunes collection Mac as the source for my initial iTunes Match account.  I have 2 versions of ever song in that library, an AAC and an AIFF.  Now it seems that iTunes Match has 2 copies of every song (Thousands).  How can I eleminate all these duplicates in iTunes Match before downloading to my other devices?

iTunes Match, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    To eliminate the dups you'll have to delete them from your iTunes library and from iTunes Match.

  • EdStead Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, say I create a seperate library for my AIFF copies.  How do I delete the entire Match library and start over with matching just the AAC library?

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    Yeah, creating a separate library is an option.


    The only way I know of to to "start over" is, again, to delete everything from your iTunes library and select the option to also remove it from the cloud. Then add everything back into iTunes. Alternatively, I think all you would really need to do would be to delete the lossless files from iTunes, create the new library and add them into that one. I don't really think it necessary for you to "start over."