Best way to delete duplicate songs in playlist?

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  1. littlepitboy

    littlepitboy Member

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    My playlist has duplicate songs.. 100++ . Whats the best way to delete them?

    Thanks
     
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    Just select em and press delete... iTunes will ask if they will be moved to the trash. Oh, you have to be in the Library (not the playlists) to do this.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. Kelvin

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    In iTunes, go to Edit > Show Duplicate Songs.

    Click on the time column to make sure that the songs you're deleting are exact copies and not different takes / versions of the song.

    Select the songs the one you want to delete by Command-Clicking on the songs (multiple selection) and then just hit delete :)
     
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    I didn't know this.
    I use to delete songs in the itunes library manually.
    Thanks.
     
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    so when i delete it, it goes to the trash bin? i usually have to delete it manually. I have duplicate songs of around 1000. because my hard disk crash and i had t o recover it... long story.
     
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    thanks for the tip Kelvin! been deleting duplicates manually by sorting based on name of songs :)
     
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    i just wanna clarify something. I tired what you guys said in the thread. I multiple selected all my double song and press delete. Then this window pop up saying it would be removed from my itunes library. So it was not remove totally. Is there a way so i could trash the mp3s file at one go ?
     
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    i've been doing the Show Duplicate Songs for a while now, but does that only work on the iTunes library? coz when the iPod is selected as source, then the Show Duplicate Songs option is disabled.. this happened even if i had a duplicate song in my iPod (which i deleted manually)

    another thing, what criteria applies for songs to be exact duplicates? would that only be based on the ID3 tags?
     
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    i think there should be a popup option to choose whether you want to keep the files (on the iTunes folder) or move them to your trash..

    [Edited on 10.2.05 by michaelkenji]
     
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    does itunes have a "update library" option like the WMP?
    Update Library deletes deleted files and adds newly added ones..
     
  11. jakcfrost

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    cool didnt know about this til now
     

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