Deleting Duplicate Songs

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  1. vahnx

    vahnx Banned

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    OK I know there's tons of threads about this on this site and Google, but it's now 2010 and iTunes has changed a bit so I'm not sure which program to use that will remove all my dupe songs with an '!'. I'm running the latest iTunes as of this date.

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    Those aren't dupes... those are songs that iTunes can't find the link to (as in you've deleted them, or moved the original file) - It's the No Location Exclamation Mark

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    As for getting rid of them, you could either just go through the list CTRL clicking all of them, then pushing delete which will delete them from the playlist...

    Or you could try meta-iPod - iTunes No-Location Track Finder
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    1.Open iTunes

    2.Select "Show Duplicates" from the File menu (File > Show Duplicate Songs)
    or the Edit or View menu if you have an older version of iTunes (Edit > Show Duplicate Songs) or (View > Show Duplicate Songs).

    3.Delete the duplicates

    Have fun!

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    Ah yes, I meant they're missing dupe files because I moved them. Yes, you can ctrl+click and delete which I was doing for about half an hour. Got about 5% of the missing files removed. I tried clicking at the top to sort the '!' column but I guess that button just shows Album artwork.

    meta-Ipod seemes to have worked. Hopefully it didn't delete actual songs.
    Thanks

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