Find and remove missing music tracks from iTunes (marked with (!) exclamation mark)

Remove missing tracks from iTunes

Follow the steps below to find and remove missing tracks form iTunes:

  1. Download and install Tune Sweeper
  2. Double-click the Tune Sweeper icon to launch the program
  3. On the welcome screen, click "Missing Tracks"
  4. All of the tracks which are missing from your hard drive will be displayed.
  5. Click "Remove All Missing Tracks"

For more detail on these steps, please read on below...

Missing Tracks in iTunes

Tune Sweeper contains the ability to find and list all missing tracks in your iTunes library. A missing track is a track listed in iTunes but whose file on your hard drive is missing.

To see which tracks are missing in your iTunes library, select the 'Missing Tracks' tab at the top of Tune Sweeper. Tune Sweeper will then scan your iTunes library.

Tune Sweeper Missing tracks tab

Once Tune Sweeper has scanned your iTunes library, it will display all of the missing tracks in iTunes in one list.

Tune Sweeper will list all iTunes tracks which are missing from your hard drive

Removing Missing Tracks

Tune Sweeper can remove the dead links in iTunes that are pointing to missing media on your hard drive. Click 'Remove All Missing Tracks' to tidy up your iTunes library by deleting missing tracks.

Alternatively, you can select which tracks you want to remove and then click 'Remove Selected Tracks'.