Can the app scan my iTunes Library for duplicate music?

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2014 09:56AM GMT
Whilst Duplicate Detective is able to scan your iTunes Library, we strongly recommend that you use the built-in duplicate scanner within iTunes itself to find and remove your duplicate music tracks. This will ensure the consistency of your iTunes database is protected.

To do this, please open iTunes and follow the instructions below:

Finding duplicates via iTunes:

You can find every instance of a song by the same artist anywhere in your iTunes library. For example, the same song could appear on the artist’s album and on a movie soundtrack.

You can also search for exact duplicates, in which the song, artist, album, and version are all the same (if, for example, you inadvertently imported the song twice).

Select an item and do one of the following:

  • Find every instance of a song by the same artist from any album in your library: Choose View > Show Duplicate Items.
  • Find exact duplicates: Press the Option key and choose View > Show Exact Duplicate Items.

To see all items again, click Show All at the bottom of the iTunes window.
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