Weed out duplicates from iTunes library

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I thought there was a thread for this - but what do you guys use for pruning duplicate songs from your iTunes library? I find the view within iTunes to look at duplicates isn't all that accurate. Would be nice to have a program that compares by file name, maybe even track duration and size.

    I used to have a program that worked well but can't seem to find it again. How do you guys do it?

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    I have searched on Google a lot and tried a bunch of stuff - just curious as to what you guys use if anything for this
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    have you tried a duplicate files program?

    if not give the free trial of system mechanic a go, do not use it's system optimizing crap but for file cleanup you might like that

    I believe the duplicate file feature does not time out after the trial period but I'm not sure about that
     
  3. Johnny

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    If the song is titled different it won't find the duplicates. So you will have to go through it manually and weed them out.
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    good point

    a nice workaround, he can however search for the right extensions, then on view he can list by size, those the same size he can look for his list from there
     
  5. Johnny

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    That is true, perris. However, I have found many duplicates that were not the same size. That was mostly because the quality was different. If the songs have the same type of words in them; he can then just do a search for each word.
     
  6. kcnychief

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  7. Michael84

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    Do you mean this one? - duplicate file finder. Just recommending...