Duplicate Songs, Videos, Movies

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Joe Duplicate

21 May, 2010 10:46 PM

I have over 10,000 songs and over 500 music videos in my iTunes account. I recently had to restore all of my music and videos back into iTunes as a result of a hard drive crash. Although I selected, "overwrite" existing data, I still somehow ended up with several thousands of duplicate songs and videos. So I loaded my BeaTunes and I was happy to see that there are four options to quickly resolve this issue. I don't know how but I goofed it all up and ended up deleting a bunch of songs and music videos.., AGAIN! I can't remember exactly what I did but I either selected the data with the most bitrate or playcount and then told BeaTunes to delete the rest. Since then I've re-installed what I deleted and I'm back to square one with duplicate data. What's the easiest way to delete the right files at mass selection without deleting my files again? I'm doing everything I can to avoid going through these files one by one. I really don't have that kind of time.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 22 May, 2010 01:40 PM

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    I'm not sure what you have been doing before, but it sounds like you were pretty much doing the right thing.


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