5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2012 11:34 AM by turingtest2
John Batten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you delete tracks in iTunes? How do you remove them completely?


Mac OS X (10.7.3), 750Gb HD, 8Gb RAM, high-res screen
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,980 points)

    Right click and select Delete.

     

    or

     

    Highlight the track and press the Delete key.

  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7 (21,035 points)

    John Batten wrote:

     

    How do you delete tracks in iTunes? How do you remove them completely?

     

    If you are in Music view, Delete will remove the track from your library.

     

    If you are in a playlist:

    -- Delete will remove the track from the playlist but leave it in the library

    -- Shift-Delete will remove it from the playlist AND from the library

     

    Furthermore...  when you remove a track from the library, IF its corresponding file is in your designated iTunes Media folder, iTunes will give you the option to move the file to the Recycle bin. (If the file is elsewhere, you will not get this option.)  Is that what you mean by "remove completely"?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,485 points)

    Adding to Ed's point, if the files are not inside the iTunes Media folder, but you'd still like the files removed when you remove the entry from the library, and your question relates to your Mac (despite this being the iTunes for Windows forum) then you may have some joy with this script: DeleteSelectedFiles

     

    Not having a Mac myself I can't test it but I presume it does what it says it does.

     

    tt2

  • John Batten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks everybody - the reason I am in the Windows section on this is that I'm trying to sort out a brace of PC users who share the same problem. Me? I'm a Mac!

     

    Thanks again...

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,485 points)

    No worries. If you need a PC equivalent of that script just holler. I haven't got one in my arsenal yet, but there are a bunch of others for tweaking iTunes for Windows libraries here.

     

    tt2