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How to Find and Delete Duplicate Items in iTunes Library

2013-11-15 16:16:11 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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You may sometimes see an item appear many a time in your iTunes Library. The duplicate items take up certain storage space and you may not okay with this. How to find and remove these duplicate items? You can follow the steps below to do that.

How to Delete Duplicate iTems From iTunes


1. Select View > Show Duplicate Items to display duplicates (matching according to the song name and artist).
If there are several versions of a song, such as live version, studio version, or versions from different albums, you can press Alt or Option (for Mac OS X), or Shift (for windows), then choose View > Show Exact Duplicate Items, which will show you only the songs with the same name, artist and album they are from.
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2. The duplicate items will display in order for you to see them easily. Check each item to make sure which one you want to delete. To do that, you can compare the track length, date added, genre, play count, size, bit rate and so on to help you make sure which one to keep and which one to go.
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3. Once you've determined which item to delete, just click on it then choose Edit > Delete to remove the duplicate.
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4. After deleting the duplicate items, click Show All Items at the bottom of the iTunes window.
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See? That's easy to find and remove the duplicates in your iTunes Library. With just a few clicks on your mouse, you can clear up the duplicate items and spare more space for the new songs!

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