I don't understand. Sometimes the duplicate music has an iCoud symbol, sometimes it does not. Sometimes there is an icloud icon near the top of iTunes, sometimes there is not.
I am getting the impression that icloud is a really really terrible idea that just doesn't work. Apple, Can we get rid of it, please?
Similar issue. I have two copies of approx 400 songs. One has the cloud and one doesn't. I assume that the one without the cloud was previously downloaded after purchasing on my iPhone. After I download the cloud copy; I now have two copies of the same song.
You can go into preferences and unclick the box thast says "show songs from iTunes in the cloud" (something like that). Then your library will not reflect the cloud songs; reducing the count back to the number of songs downloaded
Hope this is informative even if not helpful.
I just downloaded the latest and greatest iTunes (version 18.104.22.168) and I clicked on the "search media" (or something like that) and it searched my computer and found hundreds of songs and it built my music library.
Oddly, though, it shows two of every song.
Nothing in this support thread works for me so I assume it's because I have a newer version of iTunes.
There is a "Show duplicate items" in the View menu, but there isn't a "Don't show duplicates".
So, what do I do with the duplicates? There are too many to delete, plus I'm afraid that they might be pointing to the same song. I don't think I have two of every song listed there.
What can I do?
Thanks in advance,
I am having this same issue but it has nothing to do with the cloud.
I wiped my PC and reinstalled iTunes. When I imported my music to itunes from our home network/share iTunes duplicated every song in my library (4,725). It did not matter where the song came from originally. I have some iTunes purchases, some misc downloads, copies burned from CD, etc, etc...
I have tried deleting and re-importing several times with no luck. I did not have this problem with iTunes 10.
Please, please, please, somebody help!!