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Easily and Quickly Remove iTunes Duplicates and Clean up iTunes Library

Dec. 09, 2014 10:11 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips
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How do I Delete Duplicates in iTunes?

With a music library in iTunes, it's inevitable that you have multiple duplicate songs and albums in your iTunes library. But using the built-in "Find Duplicates" in iTunes to get rid of duplicates is often complex, leaving you blinded and confused. No worries. Here in this article we will take a look at a more efficient iTunes duplicate remover, enabling you to feel free to delete all duplicate songs and albums in iTunes 11, 12 in one click.

How to Remove Duplicate Items in Your iTunes Library

By intelligently indentifying iTunes duplicates, Tenorshare Music Cleanup for Mac offers the best solution to get rid of iTunes duplicate songs while keeping the originals. Check out the following steps to know how it works.

Step 1: Download, Install and Run this Software on Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5). Go for the Windows version of this music tidy tool for iTunes to remove iTunes duplicates on Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Step 2: Import all iTunes Music Files to this Mac Based iTunes Library Cleaner

The default mode is "iTunes Music Clean". You can click on "Start Scan" and all music in your iTunes will be loaded to the program. You can also load local music to this software by switching the button at the right corner to the right.

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Step 3: Automatically Identify Duplicates and Remove Duplicate Songs from iTunes Library

The program will be very smart to sort out duplicate songs and unidentified songs. Click on "Duplicated Songs" and view all the repeated items.

Tap "Clear Duplicate" to remove those you want to get rid of. Click "Clear all Duplicate" to delete all at once. Note that the music file with a higher quality will be put a tick, while the lower quality will be put a cross in front of the file name.

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With the 3 steps, this powerful iTunes library cleaner quickly removes duplicates and tidy up your iTunes library. In case something important is deleted, backup your iTunes library beforehand.

Bonus: How to Clean up and Organize Your iTunes Library

As mentioned above, removing duplicates is one of many ways to tune up iTunes library. Here we'd like to give you more tips.

Tip 1: Consolidate iTunes files. Go to File > Library > Organize Library > Consolidate files, and hit OK to put all types of media into an easy-to-find place.

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Tip 2: Edit metadata. Right click a song and select Get Info. On the Info tab, you will get various fields to edit.

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Tip 3: Create sub-folders. Tick the Recognize files box to create sub-folders and place imported media from Music to Audiobooks into them.

For more information about iTunes library organizing, head for our post introducing 4 steps to clean up iTunes library.

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