5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2006 4:18 AM by Fabb
Swani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can someone pls advise me how to delete duplicate songs in my iTunes library, on a broad scale basis.

By way of background, I recently had my laptop "reimaged". This process required the installation of all new software on my computer. I then had to install a brand new copy of iTunes. Then, when I transferred my data from my external disc drive, all the songs loaded themselves into iTunes. However, when the dust settled, each song was in duplicate.

I know I can list the duplicate songs but can't see to how to delete each dup. I can do this manually for for 2500 songs, but I'm looking to do this more efficiently.

Thanks.

IBM Thinkpad, Windows XP, X41
  • 1. Re: Deleting Duplicate Songs in iTunes
    Bjorn Gustafsen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I understand that you have got to be careful deleting dulpicates as you might be deleting the wrong source file and loose your data..My itunes seem to duplicate mysteriously by itself and can't figure out why or how..I have been reluctant to delete duplicates for reasons above and no one has provided an answer to solve/address the problem of duplicates with iTunes..Very frustrating

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  • 2. Re: Deleting Duplicate Songs in iTunes
    Swani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can someone pls advise me how to delete duplicate
    songs in my iTunes library, on a broad scale basis.

    By way of background, I recently had my laptop
    "reimaged". This process required the installation
    of all new software on my computer. I then had to
    install a brand new copy of iTunes. Then, when I
    transferred my data from my external disc drive, all
    the songs loaded themselves into iTunes. However,
    when the dust settled, each song was in duplicate.

    I know I can list the duplicate songs but can't see
    to how to delete each dup. I can do this manually
    for for 2500 songs, but I'm looking to do this more
    efficiently.

    Thanks.
  • 3. Re: Deleting Duplicate Songs in iTunes
    UltraV21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree, this is a problem. Currently all of my songs are duplicated and some even have 3 copies. They should make a feature that deletes duplicates because its very annoying.
  • 4. Re: Deleting Duplicate Songs in iTunes
    Fabb Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
    iDupe 1.9.2 is one of the solution
  • 5. Re: Deleting Duplicate Songs in iTunes
    Fabb Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
    Have you find the solution of your problem and have you try the link ?