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    Default Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    I just got tons of music from my former roommate. However, it's not organized overly well, and he had tons of duplicate files. Anyone know of a good way to quickly go through and get rid of them? I don't want to pay 25 dollars to get a program, that's too much, but I also dont' want to manually go through 30,000+ duplicates by hand.
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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    Mac or PC?

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    Good call. I'm on a PC. I've found good scripts for macs, but alas.
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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    http://www.easyduplicatefinder.com/

    Does a full binary comparison in case they differ in file name. Pretty sure it's 100% free. If not, you'll be able to use it during the free trial long enough to get rid of the duplicates.

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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    Similar program for Mac?
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    bmack, i spent 19.99 today to transfer everything from my ipod to my computer. totally worth every damned penny!!!

    you can't sort by the titles or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Similar program for Mac?
    http://www.araxis.com/find-duplicate-files/

    7 day trial. Work fast.

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    The problem is there are two copies of over 30,000 songs in the itunes fold. I can even get it to show exact duplicates, but that still means doing over 15,000 individual clicks to get through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    bmack, i spent 19.99 today to transfer everything from my ipod to my computer. totally worth every damned penny!!!

    you can't sort by the titles or something?
    Really?
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    is there something wrong with paying for services i find worthy of my money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by weeklymix View Post
    Thanks. I've been deleting them manually. Why do torrents have duplicate files anyway? They don't show the duplicates before I download them.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    Naw, but there are really easy ways to do that for free on both a mac and a PC. I think I got a program to do it quickly, and it was $3. BUt, if it was worth it, then that's coo
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    is there something wrong with paying for services i find worthy of my money?
    Well. There are several ipod extractors you can download legally for free.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    Burn it. With fire, not on to a CD.

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    glad you found something that worked and i understand wanting to do it for free. i just had a trial of something that only downloaded 100 songs for free then you had to pay. it was worth it because i just had to push one button. the "just fucking do it" button is always worth money to me!!! and i feel guilty downloading stuff for free, which is why i use itunes in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Thanks. I've been deleting them manually. Why do torrents have duplicate files anyway? They don't show the duplicates before I download them.
    The actual torrent files are duplicating or the albums, etc. that are downloaded? I know once the file is downloaded and you add it to iTunes, it will duplicate into the iTunes library folder. You can just delete the original download after adding to library.

    If I'm downloading a torrent file I just select Open with... Transmission, etc. so there's no physical file on my drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeklymix View Post
    The actual torrent files are duplicating or the albums, etc. that are downloaded? I know once the file is downloaded and you add it to iTunes, it will duplicate into the iTunes library folder. You can just delete the original download after adding to library.

    If I'm downloading a torrent file I just select Open with... Transmission, etc. so there's no physical file on my drive.
    It's weird, not every track duplicates for me. Only certain ones. I really don't know shit about it though.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    When you're adding a folder to your iTunes library, check to see if inside the album folder there is a .m3u file. It's a playlist file that calls the other songs in the folder and will duplicate inside your iTunes library.

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    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater

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    http://itlu.ownz.ch/wordpress/

    That's what I used back when I still used iTunes for my iPod. It's way fucking easier to just use Winamp/Winamp Media Library though. No extra programs or any other bullshit. I fucking hate iTunes.

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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    I'm pretty sure if you kick it, that will get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marooko View Post
    I'm pretty sure if you kick it, that will get rid of it.
    Tried and true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    is there something wrong with paying for services i find worthy of my money?
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    Do I see an autograph?

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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    wouldn't clicking on file, show duplicates and deleting unwanted be a simple solution???

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    Default Re: Quick way to remove duplicates from iTunes?

    Like I said, I've got over 30,000 duplicates. It'd be so time consuming, and I don't really have the time right now.
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