I’m an Apple user and simply follow the Apple ecosystem. The main reason for this following is iTunes. iTunes is a great music management tool, it has all options to manage your music library. However, there is a downside too. By default, iTunes doesn’t care about duplicate files present on the Mac or Windows.
Duplicate files on iTunes look like a mess when you try to organize them neatly. Also, they consume the space on hard disk. What if your iTunes has 3 or 4 albums of duplicate files? this makes your search more complicated, consumes disk storage and sometimes you will find the same song playing again and again. to resolve this annoying situation follow our guide.
How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files in iTunes
Here are the steps to finding and removing duplicate files in iTunes.
1.Open iTunes on your PC or Mac
2.Now go to File->Library->Show duplicate items.
After finding the duplicate songs on iTunes, just right click on the duplicates and delete them from the library.
How to Disable Import of Duplicate Songs
iTunes has an option in Preferences for disabling the importing of same music twice until you force to add it. This option is come enabled by default, you can check the settings in the following path.
Here check both the boxes if they are not enabled.
Make sure that “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library” are checked on.
Using Third-Party apps to remove duplicate songs in iTunes
There is a third option for removing duplicate songs in iTunes. Yes, there are plenty of apps available to clean the task. TuneUpMedia is one of the apps which fixes your messy iTunes library to a cleaner one. This app not only fixes the duplicate content, it also capable of getting artwork for missing albums to identify better when in use.
TunesSweeper is yet another interesting app for finding duplicate songs in iTunes. This app manually checks your entire iTunes library and shows the available duplicate entries in groups. After checking you can delete the unwanted duplicate song from the group easily. You can set the preferences for the finding of duplicate entries based on highest quality, longest duration, latest played etc. TunesSweeper is available for both the Mac and Windows.
iTunes Duplicates Cleaner is our next tool to do the job. This program is available for both Mac and Windows. The whole process of cleaning unwanted media files on iTunes is very simple with few clicks.
That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed our article. Please do share your valuable comments in the below comment box.