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Show duplicates in ITunes 11?

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  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to Morko72)

    Two scripts to make playlists of Duplicates and Exact Duplicates. Use shift-delete to remove selected tracks from the library as well as the playlist.

     

    There is also my DeDuper script if you don't want to do it by hand. Please take note of the warning to backup your library before deduping.

     

    Enjoy.

     

    tt2

  • mikestickland Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to Morko72)

    The ability to remove duplicates was BY FAR the most useful and important feature of iTunes. I will be lost without it. It should be built in to the program. Apple please bring it back!!!!!!

  • mjcm_nl Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:45 AM (in response to mikestickland)

    As this is a User to User forum, I sincerely doubt that Apple employees read this, the only thing you can do is send feedback

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

     

    The more people do it, the better

     

    Note: iTunes 11 isn't in option on that page yet, but just select the latest (10.x.x) and put in the text that it's about iTunes 11

  • Genexodous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to Morko72)

    IT'S NOT GONE. Relax.

     

    I have found the remove duplicates option. I use iTunes Match currently to sync songs between all of my devices. I recently double imported my library. Thus giving me 16,000 songs instead of 8,000. Here is how I abolished my duplicates. On the view tab I selected to view the iCloud Status, ran iTunes Match, since iTunes Match will only let you upload one instance of the song, in the status column in the library it says Duplicate. Sort the column so the duplicates show first. Option click the first duplicate, through the last duplicate, hit delete and TADA! Duplicates removed with the greatest of ease!

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to Genexodous)

    Well not everyone subscribes to iTunes Match...

     

    tt2

  • Genexodous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to Morko72)

    This in which I realize. However, it also still proves that the functionality is not "gone" as so many blogs and users are having conniption fits that this functionality was deprecated. Apple has put together an Ecosystem, and with that of course they are going to try and get one to sign up for iTunes Match, I don't mind because of the benefits it offers me with relation to my Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod, a $25.00 to use an apple solution seems fair to me.

     

    Regards

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to Genexodous)

    Not sure I agree, but I'm happy to provide a free Windows workaround for anyone else as described earlier. Still somewhat surprised so many people have chosen to wait until the release of a month overdue iTunes update to get down to deduping their libraries.

     

    tt2

  • SandCHouston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    The iTunes Match program will only work if you have less than 25,000 files.  i was using the duplicate function to get to this level so I could join.  Not an option now!

  • stephiern Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to turingtest2)

    My library did not originally have duplicates, but when I did the update, I only had about half my music showing up.  So, I moved the library saved in C drive onto Itunes, and ended up with duplicates at that time..

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to stephiern)

    Ideally you'd have followed this process... It may not be too late.

     

    tt2

  • bonimac Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to Morko72)

    **** **** ****...

    45.000 tracks and growing every week.

    I would like to know Apple's vision about removing 'find duplicates'.

    What kind of improvement did they have in mind by leaving this out???

     

    Must be related to their 'less is more' filosofy.

    Now we can't join that filosofy anymore. Our iTunes databes will grow with lot's of duplicate tracks.

    Unless we use apps like dupin lite, which searches more accurate for duplicates, but it takes more time and certainly not necessary for a first fast simple check for duplicates...

    Thank you Apple for making things more 'simple'...

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 3:29 AM (in response to bonimac)

    There were several drawbacks with the "fast simple check".

     

    One of the problems with the old display duplicates feature was that novice users would select all the displayed items and delete them, only to discover that their library now contained no copies of the tracks that had previously been duplicated. Even when this is understood there are a number of different ways of generating duplicates in iTunes, some of which create extra files on the hard drive, some of which don't. When deleting it is important to know which you have otherwise you can delete the only physical copy of a track in error. This is one of the reasons I wrote the DeDuper script (Windows only I'm afraid), not because I needed it, but because I was interested to see if it could be done automatically and safely. I haven't completely achieved the second goal yet (problems with a special case where one file is added to the library from two different paths), but automating the process allows preservation & amalgamation of ratings, play counts, playlist membership etc. which just isn't possible by hand.  See this thread for more detail.

     

    tt2

  • sf67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to Morko72)

    I agree... this is rediculous to have removed this feature.  My library is over 100K songs as a DJ I'm consitantly importing new music into my collection through my subscriptions... the last thing I need is to have to manually review each import to see what dupes I ended up having.  I've submitted my feedback to Apple.

  • bonimac Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to Morko72)

    bad, bad, bad decission from apple.

    but hey, sometimes loosing something means gaining something better.

    Happened to me when apple removed RSS from safari and Mail. I went searching and found a much better stand-allone RRS reader.

    Same happened now.

    A much much better stand-allone itunes Duplicates manager which would have saved me much time and energy in managing dupliclates in itunes 10, even with the build in duplicate manager,  you can find here: http://dougscripts.com/apps/dupinfaq.php

     

    Only downside: it's not free. But you got value for your money.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to bonimac)

    bonimac wrote:

     

    A much much better stand-allone itunes Duplicates manager which would have saved me much time and energy in managing dupliclates in itunes 10, even with the build in duplicate manager,  you can find here: http://dougscripts.com/apps/dupinfaq.php

     

    Only downside: it's not free. But you got value for your money.

     

    And it's Mac only...

     

    tt2

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