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I have thousands of duplicate music files on my computers for itunes. They make a mess of my library and take up hard drive space. How can I erase the duplicates without having to manually delete each one individually? I'd just want to do this for exact duplicates, not if the same song is on two different albums like a regular album and a greatest hits. Thanks...

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  • brianreich7 Sep 12, 2009

    No, it's Mac OS X.

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Fix your iTunes by just clicking "View > Show Duplicate Items" one-by-one manually or google some tools to do it automatically:
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That's easy, but still time consuming. Click on the list icon, and then on the file menu click show duplicates. On the menu bar that shows Name, Artist, etc right click and look for Date Added and click on it to add to the bar. When you click on that afterwards, it will show which was added most recently, or longest ago (depending on how many times you click it) and that can narrow it down tremendously

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What OS you use..

if it's windows.. please google
http://www.google.co.in/search?q=how+to+delete+duplicate+mp3+files&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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