Can I change the iTunes library that Tune Sweeper reads?

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Can I change the iTunes library that Tune Sweeper reads?

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To change your current iTunes library, follow these steps...

  1. Launch iTunes whilst holding the "shift" key down (PC) or the "option" key (Mac).
  2. Select the iTunes library that you wish to use.

Further Information

Select a new iTunes library

Tune Sweeper works with the iTunes library that iTunes is currently displaying. So if you have multiple iTunes libraries you should point iTunes to the library you want to process with Tune Sweeper before starting Tune Sweeper. You cannot point to different iTunes libraries from within Tune Sweeper itself.

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Latest Comments

Brendan wrote...
Raised a ticket 4 days ago- no reply. Fix Track info is crashing (twice) after my pressing the Save Changes to ITunes button OR (once so far) getting stuck on a track whilst still highlighting trck info. Getting seriously fed up with wasting hours on this programme. Assist PLEASE
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Brendan Our records show that a response was made to your support ticket. Please recheck your support ticket on our ticketing system.
Peter Amirault wrote...
Tune Sweeper is not seeing the active iTunes Library.
Dave Gray wrote...
I couldn't select another ITunes library by holding down the <shift> key when starting the app as indicated in the help notes.. I'm using Windows 7. I have an ITunes server on my NAS. I want to check that library for duplicates.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Dave Gray The windows that appears might be loading behind the present iTunes windows that is open. Please close any applications that are open and then open iTunes while holding down Shift. NAS can be a bit tricky for getting Tune Sweeper to be able to search its library. Here is a support article on how to check if Tune Sweeper will be able to detect the iTunes library on your NAS:
Michael wrote...
Tune Sweeper will not start. It displays a message that says: "iTunes is not installed on your computer." How do I fix this?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Michael You may need to uninstall iTunes and Tune Sweeper reinstall them. Please follow this support article on how to uninstall iTunes:

After you have installed iTunes please then install Tune Sweeper. If the problem still persists please contact our Helpdesk.
Chris Milligan wrote...
My iTunes library IS in the correct location, and your app is still looking in the wrong place. This is really aggravating. Why not have a simple option in preferences to change the library location?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Chris Milligan We are sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with Tune Sweeper. Please can you contact our Helpdesk for further assistance.
michael bray wrote...
Hi, I have bought both the PC and Mac versions. On the Mac version, I am able to select the actual library to analyse - which is great. On the PC version, the duplicate finder finds duplicates in old (back-up) libraries that I don't want it to consider. (i.e. the duplicates are not really duplicates within the same library!
This isn't a problem on the mac version. Is there any way I can focus the PC version to just analyse one library - and not any others?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@michael bray Tune Sweeper should only scan the active library that you are using in iTunes. Please see the following Apple support article on how to select the active library: