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i have 25,000 duplicate mp3s help me

by colonel05 / May 13, 2006 3:22 AM PDT

im not that great with computers. i know enough to really mess them up. im running windows xp home on a toshiba laptop with an intel pentium M .98 gig of ram and a 1.5 gig processor. i need some help getting rid of all of these duplicate songs. ive been deleting them manually or so i thought with my iTunes for months. is there a simple to use program or way to delete the duplicate song and still leave one song of the duplicate soi can still listen to it???? i currently have 165 gigs of music to go through and im guessing half of it is duplicate, triplicate or even more.

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Use the shift key
by dano83860 / May 13, 2006 10:57 AM PDT

If all the mp3s are in one folder click on the second one and them scroll down to the last. Press and hold the shift key and click the last one. Now right click and chose delete.

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First step.................
by daveworld / May 13, 2006 12:28 PM PDT

In iTunes, make sure you're in the LIBRARY

Go to EDIT and select SHOW DUPLICATE SONGS

iTunes will list all the duplicate songs, just deleate the ones you don't need.

You will be asked whether or not you want it be deleated perminently (from the music folder on your Drive).

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I don't know iTunes but
by dano83860 / May 13, 2006 3:15 PM PDT

it sounds like you are telling them to delete them one at a time which they are trying to avoid.

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Just the first step
by daveworld / May 14, 2006 1:59 AM PDT

When you have duplicate songs in iTunes, this should be the very first step you take in cleaning up the mess (hoping that his songs are tag correctly).

Your assuming that all his duplicate songs he's been deleting manually is laid out for instance 1-125, but most likely it's not. Plus he wants to keep one of each duplicate song, you don't want him deleting all by mistake. So the first step is what I laid out. Happy

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Ok I understand now
by dano83860 / May 14, 2006 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Just the first step

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by PudgyOne / May 17, 2006 7:44 PM PDT
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